Apple and cinnamon flapjacks

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Apple and cinnamon flapjacks
Apple and cinnamon flapjacks
  • Makes: 12-16

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    Leave for 10 mins to cool
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These sweet flapjacks are a great way of getting kids to eat fruit and the cinnamon adds a great wintery touch.


  • 115g butter or polyunsaturated spread
  • 75g demerara sugar
  • 3 rounded tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g rolled oats (porridge oats)
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 dessert apples, washed
  • 2tbsp sunflower seeds
To decorate 
  • 1 dessert apple
  • 3tbsp golden syrup

Top tip: These flapjacks are best eaten within 2 days of making.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan oven 160C, gas mark 4). Grease and line a shallow 20cm square tin with parchment or greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the butter or spread, sugar and golden syrup into a medium pan, heat gently until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the oats and cinnamon. Grate the apples, (with skin on) into the mixture, add the sunflower seeds and stir together. Turn into the tin, level and press the mixture evenly and firmly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 35-40 mins, or until golden.
  3. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 mins then cut into 12-16 pieces whilst still warm.
  4. To make the decoration, quarter the apple, remove the core and slice thinly. Put the golden syrup into a small frying pan, add the apple slices and poach in the syrup over a medium heat for 3-4 mins. Cool the flapjack completely before turning out onto a board and cutting again with a sharp knife. Decorate the pieces with syrup soaked apple slices.

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Made these without the sunflower seeds using mr quaker porridge oats and they came out scrummy! just play around with the recipe to see what works for you.


I like making these with my kids - lots of fun and really tasty too.


I made these for my parents as a snack and did not have standard oats available, instead I had to use jumbo oats! This worked well and the flapjack was incredibly moist. I sprinkled some extra cinnamon onto the flapjack before placing it in the oven and got carried away but it still came out the perfect level of cinamon flavour! I highly recommend these - even if not for the typical cinnamon lover - the apple taste is lovely and were a massive hit with my parents. A very simple yet effective recipe.

Julie Forbes

These were really easy and really scrummy!!

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