How To Make Flapjacks With Honey
The most delicious homemade flapjacks made with honey and 2 other ingredients. This recipe is super quick and easy, and the taste is so damn good.
I can’t believe how tasty these honey flapjacks are, there’s no golden syrup or refined sugar added and oh my it still tastes great.
It’s chewy, soft and naturally sweetened, plus, it’s made with slightly healthier ingredients. You can also add in nuts or fruits to make this recipe even more nutritionally valuable and tasty.
The best part? These flapjacks are ready to eat in under 30 minutes and you only need one mixing bowl, a baking tin and 3 ingredients to make it!
Can You Make Flapjacks With Honey Instead Of Syrup?
Yes, you can make flapjacks with honey instead of golden syrup!
What I love about this flapjack recipe is that the honey works as a two-in-one ingredient, not only does it add sweetness, but it also helps to bind all the ingredients together.
If you’re looking for a super simple, quick and easy dessert or snack recipe, then this is the perfect recipe for you. It’s a tasty combination of simple flavours perfect for lunches and breakfasts. Plus, it’s the ideal recipe to make with kids.
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Are Flapjacks Healthy?
This flapjack recipe is made with honey, oats and butter so it’s likely healthier than other flapjack recipes, but it’s still not the healthiest snack out there. However, it’s a great alternative to cookies and chocolate.
To make this recipe, I use the following equipment below:
Baking Tin: I used a 9″ baking tin for the majority of my flapjack recipes, it creates around 16 flapjack slices. You can get more or less depending on how big or small you cut the portions. If you want chunkier flapjacks, then you can use a smaller 8″ baking tin.
Parchment Paper: Used to line the baking tin to prevent the flapjacks from sticking.
Mixing Bowls: You’ll need a large enough mixing bowl to mix the ingredients together.
Honey Flapjacks Recipe Ingredients
Below are the 3 ingredients needed to make these flapjacks:
- Porridge Oats: Any brand of porridge oats is fine to use. Do not use instant porridge oats, otherwise the flapjacks will turn out stodgy and mushy.
- Honey: Use your favourite brand of honey; I use whatever brand I find in the house at the time.
- Margarine Or Butter: Butter adds richness and helps to bind all the ingredients together. Use salted or unsalted butter, this is up to your personal preference.
Can I Add Fruit Or Nuts?
Yes, you can take this recipe as a base and add in your favourite additions and flavourings. A few examples of dried fruit you can add are dried apples, raisins, dried apricot and dried coconut.
If you want to add some crunch, you can chuck in nuts, diced peanuts, cashews, almonds and walnuts.
I also like to add flavourings like almond essence and vanilla extract to add even more flavour to these flapjacks.
There are so many flapjack recipes on this site because I really can’t get enough of them and they’re quite popular too! If you love flapjacks as much as I do, then you’ll definitely want to try out these recipes below:
- Healthy Banana Flapjacks
- Bakewell Flapjacks
- Peanut Butter Flapjacks
- Gooey Flapjacks
- White Chocolate Flapjacks
- Milk Chocolate Chip Flapjacks
- Biscoff Flapjacks
- Lemon Flapjacks
- Cocoa Flapjack Recipe
Check out this delicious list of the best flapjack recipes EVER!
How To Make Flapjacks With Honey (Easy Recipe)
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make these quick and easy oat flapjacks made with honey. Full recipe instructions are on the recipe card:
Melting Butter And Honey
Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, gas mark 4) and line a baking tin with parchment paper.
Add butter and honey to a large mixing bowl and melt in the microwave on a medium heat. You could also melt these ingredients over a stove heated over a low heat.
Every 10 to 15 seconds stop the microwave and give the mixture a stir. Repeat this until the butter has fully melted.
Mixing Dry Ingredients Together
Add porridge oats to the melted mixture and mix together until thoroughly combined. Make sure all the oats are generously coated.
If you are adding fruits or nuts, then add them in now.
Pour Into Baking Tin And Bake
Pour the flapjack mixture into the lined baking tin and spread it evenly into all four corners. With the back of a spoon, press the flapjack mixture down.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the edges have turned golden brown.
Once baked, leave the flapjack to cool down before cutting it into slices. You can cut it into 16 squares which I usually do or 9 squares for bigger portions. You could cut it into 8 rectangles or any size you want.
And that’s how to make honey flapjacks with this recipe! It’s quite similar to standard flapjack recipes but with less steps and ingredients.
My Top Tips
Make sure you press the flapjack mixture into the baking tin so that it’s densely flattened and compressed. This helps the flapjack hold its shape once baked, preventing it from crumbling and falling apart.
To ensure the flapjack mixture doesn’t stick to your wooden spoon while pressing it into the baking tin, apply a thin layer of butter to the spoon or cover it with parchment paper.
Watch the time! Flapjacks bake quite quickly, so keep an eye on the time otherwise the mixture can dry out and become very crumbly. If this happens, it still would taste delicious but I would sprinkle it on top of ice cream or yoghurt.
For a sweeter flapjack recipe, alongside honey you can add sugar or a few spoonfuls of golden syrup to the recipe to make these honey flapjacks taste even sweeter. Without sugar, these flapjacks are mild in sweetness.
Should Flapjacks Be Soft When They Come Out Of The Oven?
Yes! Flapjacks are usually soft when they come out of the oven and are hot in temperature. However, as they cool down, they will firm up.
How Long Will Honey Flapjacks Last?
These oat and honey flapjacks will last up to 3 to 5 days stored in an airtight container. If you want to keep it for longer, then I recommend that you freeze it.
To freeze, after the flapjacks have cooled down, place it into an airtight container and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost, simply take it out of the freezer and leave it at room temperature.
What Can I Use Instead Of Golden Syrup In Flapjacks?
There are so many golden syrup alternatives that you can use with honey being the best swap. I’ve written a post listing the top 11 golden syrup substitutes that you can use.
Luckily, honey is a convenient 1:1 ratio swap, making it popular to use especially in flapjack recipes like this. Maple syrup is also a good substitute as well.
Why Are My Flapjacks Always Hard?
Usually, super hard flapjacks are caused by baking it in the oven for too long, especially when the oven temperature is set to a high heat.
To prevent this, as soon as you see the edges around the flapjacks turn into a golden-brown colour. Then this is a good indication that the flapjacks are cooked, take it out of the oven and leave it to cool down.
How Do You Make Flapjacks That Don’t Fall Apart?
The three key steps I take to prevent my flapjacks from falling apart is to press the flapjack mixture into the tin firmly (this is key), allowing the cooked flapjack to cool down before cutting it into slices and to bake it 180°C as this temperature helps to evenly cook the flapjacks.
Not enough honey or golden syrup (the binding ingredients) in the mixture can also cause flapjacks to fall apart. This usually creates dry and crumbly flapjacks that fall apart quite easily.
Easy Honey Flapjacks Recipe
- 300 g Porridge Oats
- 230 g Honey
- 230 g Butter
- Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, gas mark 4) and line a baking tin with parchment paper.
- Add butter and honey to a large mixing bowl and melt in the microwave on a medium heat. You could also melt these ingredients over a stove heated over a low heat.Every 10 to 15 seconds stop the microwave and give the mixture a stir. Repeat this until the butter has fully melted.230 g Honey, 230 g Butter
- Add porridge oats to the melted mixture and mix together until thoroughly combined. Make sure all the oats are generously coated.300 g Porridge Oats
- Pour the flapjack mixture into the lined baking tin and spread it evenly into all four corners. With the back of a spoon, press the flapjack mixture down.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the edges have turned golden brown. Once baked, leave the flapjack to cool down before cutting it into slices.
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