British Flapjacks

Deliciously crispy and chewy British flapjacks, sweet and filled with butter flavor. A delicious breakfast on the go, or an addition to any tea party. 


  • 2 ½  cups quick oats

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup honey or golden syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. In a pan on medium heat, add the butter, sugar, honey, and vanilla extract and melt it and combine. 

  2. Add the quick oats into the pan and mix everything, or mix it in a bowl. 

  3. Transfer the mixture to a baking tray that has been prepared with oven paper. 

  4. With the silicon spatula, distribute evenly the mixture making sure it's completely flat. 

  5. Cook in the oven (preheated) at 350 F for 35 minutes until it gets golden brown. (The edges will be darker) 

  6. Let cool down before cutting in. 

  7. Cut into square or rectangular pieces. 

  8. Store in a plastic container in a cold place. 


The traditional recipe calls for golden syrup, which is a type of syrup made out of sugar and can be bought in some specialty stores or done at home. However, you can also use honey as a substitute with equally delicious results. 

These flapjacks have a crunchy and a bit sticky exterior with a chewy bite. They are best eaten not hot, so be patient (otherwise they crumble very easily) 

They are good kept out of the fridge in a sealed plastic container for up to 4 days (probably more, but it’s very difficult to know since they literally disappear)