Flapjacks: Teatime Treat and Lunchbox Delight

September 23, 2013

Flapjacks, so simple to make but always a big hit in our house when I make them. My son loves them and they disappear quickly when I cook a batch. They can be easily modified to make different flavours and are full of oats which act to fill you up. I love these with a cup of tea at tea time or added to a lunchbox for a sweet treat. For added sweetness you can cover them with chocolate. I often wonder how they got their name. I assume it is something to do with tossing or flapping the ingredients together. Maybe they were created by someone called Jack. I imagine him as a pioneering wagon driver conquering America in the days of the pioneers, making a tray of flapjacks over an open fire. It is a mystery I may never solve but one to ponder upon whilst munching.


I decided to make flapjacks this weekend as I had most of the ingredients in my cupboard. My son got busy helping me and we made them very quickly. This is the recipe if you want to try it.

Flapjack Recipe



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C, 300 F, Gas Mark 2.
  2. Grease a baking tin
  3. In a pan melt the butter and add the sugar and syrup.
  4. Take off the heat and stir in the other ingredients.
  5. Place in the baking tin and bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Cut into slices and leave to cool

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One response to “Flapjacks: Teatime Treat and Lunchbox Delight”

  1. Flapjack. My favourite. I have some I made yesterday – can’t beat the home made stuff.

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