I’ve been making flapjacks for a good couple of years now and since the creation of my very first #FlapjackFriday recipe I’ve gone on to notch up an impressive 92 different flapjack recipes!
I thought I’d look back at them all, check the stats and see which ones you lot love the most. Here’s my top ten list, in reverse order ‘cos we’ve saved the best ’til last, of the ten greatest #FlapjackFriday recipes of all time.
PS – to go to the full recipes simply click on the title links and it’ll take you right there.
Using our handy tip of replacing high sugar levels with defrosted banana, these Banana and Walnut Flapjacks get the sweetness balance just right. And OK so they don’t exactly look that spesh, but you shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover. These oaty squares are packed full of crunchy walnuts and banana chips that’ll keep your family feeling full for ages.
Like a healthy version of a Mr Kipling Bakewell Tart, our recipe for Cherry Bakewell Tarts uses a mixture of oats and ground almonds to create a cakier base and is then topped with homemade cherry chia jam and sprinkled with toasted almond flakes. Plus they’re bigger, way bigger, than the Mr Kipling version and I don’t care what people say, but bigger is ALWAYS better when it comes to flapjacks!
As the nation’s favourite cake how could we not come up with these tasty, zingy vegan lemon drizzle flapjacks. They contain just 5 ingredients and are super easy to make. Sharp, sweet, crunchy, chewy, we say when life gives you lemons… make lemon drizzle flapjacks!
Another vegan recipe, this one uses stewed apples and raisins to create a flapjack that is moist and packed full of a whole heap of naturally sweetened goodness. These are also amazing heated up and eaten with vegan ice cream as a bit of a winter warming alternative to apple crumble.
I first created these as treats for some friends who were running marathons and if you’re as old as me you’ll also spot the similarity to a Marathon chocolate bar (Snickers to you youngsters!). The base is a standard oat, honey, butter flapjack mix, but with a dollop of peanut thrown in for good measure. This is topped with gooey caramel made from agave nectar, dates, molasses and peanuts. Then covered by as much dark chocolate as you can handle. PS you totally don’t need to run a marathon to justify eating one of these bad boys!
Sometimes you just want to make something simple and these are perfect for those times. It’s all about the nuts with this one and although I use pecans, almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts you can pretty much choose which ever nuts you like as long as you get the overall quantity right. Topped with a generous drizzle of your favourite nut butter these Honey Nut Flapjack Squares will keep even the hungriest of snackers filled up right until lunch.
Weatabix is way more versatile than you might think and if you crumble it up it can be used in a whole heap of different recipes… including flapjacks! The Weetabix in this recipe takes the place of some of the oats and the chewy texture it creates once it’s been baked is really delicious. The cacao nibs on top help reign in the caramel sweetness of the flapjacks, creating a yummy snack that’s perfect for the kids lunchboxes.
Fresh blueberries that burst when you bite into them, crunchy sunflower seeds and zesty lemon, these flapjacks are for all you fruit lovers out there. It’s a great way to sneak fruit into your family if they’re a bit fruit phobic and also helps naturally sweeten the recipe without the need for too much additional sugar. I use honey in this recipe as the taste goes really well with the lemon, but you could use any syrup of your choice.
Half chocolate brownie, half flapjack… does life get any better than that!?! Literally the flapjack snack of dreams and surprisingly they contain no refined sugar and in the grand scheme of baking they don’t fare too badly in the healthy stakes either. Both the brownie and flapjack are recipes in their own right and so if there’s someone in the family who heavens forbid doesn’t like flapjacks (who even are you!?!) you can make a batch of separate brownies just for them. Plus, the chocolate brownie mix contains a rather special hidden ingredient… avocado. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!
And coming in at the top spot, The Art of Healthy Living‘s most popular #FlapjackFriday recipe is the taste sensation that are these Nutella Flapjacks. As if there was ever any question really, I mean hello…. Nutella Flapjacks… get in my belly!
These use my own version of Nutella, which uses a blend of hazelnuts, oat milk, maple syrup and cacao powder so way, way healthier than the jars you buy in the shop. Plus if there’s any Nutella left once you’ve made your flapjacks, which let’s be honest is highly optimistic seeing as the temptation to lick out the bowl is so high, it keeps really well in a sealed mason jar in the fridge.
So there you have it folks, the top 10 greatest flapjack recipes of all time just waiting for you to have a go at making and eating them.
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