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Flapjacks ( English Granola Type Bars)


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 Recipe Information  
Category: Snacks
Recipe Entered By: Heidi
Recipe Created By: Alex Jeffery

 
 
 Ingredients  
4  ounces  butter or margarine
2 to 4  ounces  sugar
2  Tbsp  Golden Syrup
8  ounces  rolled oats

 
 
 Instructions  
Melt together the butter, sugar and syrup, not allowing it to boil. (It doesn't matter if the sugar dissolves.) Remove from the heat and stir in the oats. Press lightly into a well-greased 7" by 11" tin. If in doubt, line the tin with greased foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes until golden.

Mark into bars while hot, then leave in the tin until completely cold. Remove and break into bars. The whole thing should just fall out in a slab. If you try to take it out before it's cold, it will fall apart. Also, if you forget to mark them they will be impossible to cut into bars.

 
 
 Comments  
This is a traditional oat-based recipe in England. Flapjacks are a very simple, kid-friendly granola bar. It's basically oats glued together with toffee-ish stuff - it's a very easy tweakable recipe which can be chewy or crisp, tooth-achingly sweet or relatively plain.
The more syrup to sugar, the more chewy the end result.

If you press the mixture down, it is chewier, if you don't it comes out crunchier.

If you use jumbo oats (as they're called in England), you'll need to press it down or it will be too crumbly.

I bake it an extra 5 mins or so until it is browner and crunchy.

If you don't have a 7" by 11" tin (I don't) - as a rough guide they should be about 1/2" to 3/4" thick.

 
 
 Substitutions  
Use dairy, soy, egg, corn, and/or wheat free ingredients as needed. Golden Syrup is a thick sugar syrup much like corn syrup but made from cane sugar. Oats are not considered gluten free.

 
 
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