Apple flapjacks

(117 ratings)
Apple flapjacks
Apple flapjacks
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Quick and easy, these simple apple flapjacks make a great breakfast or energy-boosting snack for your family for a whole week.


  • 1kg apples (peeled, cored and grated)
  • 200g oats
  • 70ml golden syrup
  • 150g butter
  • 40g sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground ginger

Top tip: You can store the flapjacks in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.


  1. Simmer the apples gently in a covered pan with the sugar, until it becomes a soft. Add the butter and golden syrup and bring to a gentle simmer.
  2. Gently stir in the oats, salt and ginger to coat through.
  3. Pour the mixture into a buttered cake tin (8in round) and bake in the oven at 180C for 30 mins. Allow to cool before turning out.
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Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 217(kcal)
  • Fat 11.8g
  • Saturates 6.5g
  • Sugars 14.4g
  • Salt 0.2g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Makes apple flavoured slop. Not even slightly like a flapjack.

Helen Coombs

I have a big problem with recipes that quote weights/amounts before peeling etc as we have a lot of windfalls of various sizes, shapes and condition in the autumn - an estimated weight prior to prep to help with those buying with an actual prepped weight to use in the recipe would be more practical for me.


Terrible. More like a gooey apple cake, very wet and nothing like a flapjack. I think 1kg of apples is way to much. Threw it away. Followed the recipe but would not make again.

Wendy Zoo

Disaster. Way too much apple for this to work -we used 1kg of apple after peeling and coring -obviously wrong!-we got soggy like others,even with 20 mins extra cook time. Sad -last apples from our tree this year, squandered...


I followed the recipe and used eating apples, the only thing different I used a square tin not round cooked it 10 mins longer than it said edges lovely but the centre all stoggy tastes good but would not cook it again. First time I've not had great results with your recipes.




i love apple flapjack


yo dude


havnt tried making


are they good


I should have read the comments before making the recipe. I followed the recipe as written and have just wasted 1 kg apples. My family really likes flapjacks - their is no way I'm going to get them to eat what's just come out of the oven! We don't really eat lots of sugary things but I used 3 times the amount of sweetener suggested but it needed more, The best I can think of to do with the gooey mass I've just made is to service it up as a pudding hidden under alot of ice cream. Could you change what's actually written on the recipe because it evidently doesn't work.

Mary Smith

Hi Kahlan, i weighed the apples befor i peeled and grated only needed two, just waiting on them coming out the oven.....

Mary Smith

i weighed them befor peeling and grating....only used two apples...

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi Jezabel, sorry to hear that. We'll check with the recipe writer about the grated apple.


I'm disappointed that this didn't turn out very well. The recipe didn't say whether the grated apple should be drained of apple juice, so mines have turned out soggy as my apples were quite juicy. Anybody else have this problem?


They're quite nice, and simple to make, but I personally think they could use a little bit more sugar.


I have to say this wasn't actually as trouble-free and quick as it looks. 1kg of grated apples is a lot! I had 10 apples in the house and thought this would be enough but it yield 870g so I had to adjust the recipe a little. Nice recipe but bear in mind you will need a lot of apples and a food processor to grate them would be a plus too!

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