Flapjack: oat and Golden Syrup bar - Gluten Free

Flapjack: oat and Golden Syrup bar


Flapjack is a very popular gooey bar. It is made by combining oats with butter, Golden Syrup and often raisins. Golden Syrup is caramel-coloured sugar syrup and can be found in various supermarkets, but it can also be prepared at home or replaced with glucose syrup.

Once baked, this bar can be stored for quite some time. Keep it in an air-tight container and store it in a cool and dry place.

Try different variation by adding dried fruit, nuts or chocolate and take the flapjack with you for an easy and quick snack on the go.

For a 20×20 cm pan, preparation time 5 minutes, cooking time 20-25 minutes:

  • 125gr large oat flakes
  • 125gr oat flakes for porridge
  • 125g butter
  • 110g brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons “Golden Syrup” – invert sugar
  • A pinch of salt


1 – Melt the butter (in the microwave or in a saucepan), add the sugar, the sugar syrup and mix until everything is combined.

2 – In a bowl, mix the two types of oats with the salt and add them to the butter and sugar. Work everything together and try to wet the oats well with the butter mix.

3 – When everything is well blended, place the mixture in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Then flatten it with the back of the spoon so that it is evenly distributed and well pressed. Bake for about 20-25 minutes at 180 ° C. It should be slightly caramelised on the top and soft and gooey on the inside.


– To get an even gooier consistency, you can increase the quantity of “Golden Syrup” and reducing that of the sugar.

– For a precise and clean cut, slice the bar when it is still warm and lightly brush the blade of the knife with oil or butter.

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