Who knows a really good flapjack recipe

Chewy not crunchy and lots of carbs...

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30/12/2004 at 12:20
Energy bars cost a fortune, and biscuits are stuffed full of sugar which gives me an incredible buzz within five minutes of eating a packet, followed by a real low ... so I'm thinking of making some flapjacks so that I've got something portable and high carb to take with me on long walks/big snowboarding days/long runs/long bike rides etc.

Trouble is, all the recipes I've made so far have been a bit ... well, carp - either rock hard or terribly dry or incredibly sweet.

Does anyone have a good tried and tested recipe for a chewy and not-to-sweet flapjack? (Annoyingly, the maker of the best flapjacks I ever tasted keeps his flapjack recipe secret - I can see why, as a good flapjack recipe is a rare thing...)

Thank you!!!

30/12/2004 at 12:40
use apple juice and prune puree to bind the mixture of oats and nuts etc...no need for fats or sugars..
30/12/2004 at 12:47
oh yes and don't foget honey
30/12/2004 at 12:59
Hi Lizzy
I know this isn't a flapjack recipe, but I made these the other day and thought at the time they'd be good for carb loading - and they were very good too!


30g butter
60g (2 tablespoons) clear honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large, very ripe bananas
150g plain flour
1 heaped tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Put butter, honey & vanilla in pan on low heat to melt.
Mash bananas and add to melted butter mixture.
Mix flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon & salt in another bowl, then add butter/banana mixture and stir together (don't overmix).
Put into paper cases in muffin trays (makes about 10).
Cook for 20 mins at 190oC/gas 5.

30/12/2004 at 13:13
Tiger, that looks scrummy - think I'll be buying some muffin cases and bananas tonight ... but I wonder how well they would survive in a rucsac? (not that they'd ever make it there, think they'd get eaten straight out of the overn).

WonderMK - what sort of quantities do you use? - do you replace the butter with the same weight of prune puree, or is it more complicated than that?
30/12/2004 at 14:24
I have a few recipes for solid bars, drinks and in-betweens on http://www.geocities.com/steve.collier/nrg_food_drink_recipes.html

Let us know what you think.
30/12/2004 at 14:54

Boinged this thread for you but also provide the link in the first occurrence of the word thread in this sentence.
30/12/2004 at 14:55
Should say that there's a flapjack recipe on first page but also quite a lot of other good stuff as well.
30/12/2004 at 14:57
I haven't made some for ages....think you could be quite haphazard about quantities....i'll make some tomorrow and let you know..
30/12/2004 at 15:05
The addition of a little corned beef will make any flapjack taste absolutely....

30/12/2004 at 18:43
Hi Lizzy!

Mr Wolf loves flapjacks and they HAVE to be crunchy with minimum ginger.

So I use Delia Smiths and it's the best I've found!

30/12/2004 at 18:57
The RW recipe is great - not crispy at all - not exactly chewy either, but soft and falls apart. probably not great for eating during a tri on a bike or something though.
Duck Girl    pirate
30/12/2004 at 23:54
Mug oats: tbsp molasses: tbsp soya marge: 1/3 block dates
(more or less). Mush dates with tbsp of boiling water (put in micro till they are soft puree, may need more water). Melt together marge & molasses. Add any other stuff (nuts, spice, etc.), & dates, stir well, then stir in oats. Grease baking tray, 15-ish mins 180c. Eat.
Duck Girl    pirate
30/12/2004 at 23:56
Solid, very chewy, fairly indestructible, rather nice, & quite tasty
NB i mean about 1/2 of a 250g block of dried squashed dates - the sort that come in rectangles. Alternatively, just eating the block of dates is good too.
31/12/2004 at 01:13
asda flapjacks are ggggrrrreeeeaaaat the ones me & mrs w make are either rock hard or fall to bits and they sell muffin kits that make really scrummy muffins
31/12/2004 at 08:58
100g marg
100g brown sugar (demerara makes them crunchier)
3tbsp syrup
225g porridge oats.

melt first three ingredients in a pan. Add oats. Put in a 20cm square pan & press in.
20 mins at gas 4.

Have tried messing around with spices & flavourings but this is recipe my kids love.
31/12/2004 at 08:59
Sorry just realised you didn't want sugar - oops!
31/12/2004 at 09:06
I substituted cooking apple for the banana in the banana muffin recipe and they were scrummy. (OK, so you don't get the protein, but you do get the carbs.)

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