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Cherry and Coconut Flapjack Recipe

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Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting with different flapjack flavours from rhubarb flapjacks to chocolate banana flapjacks and one surprisingly lovely flavour combination is cherry coconut.

Cherry and Coconut Flapjack

These cherry coconut flapjacks are so easy to make – as are all flapjacks. Taking just over half an hour, and using just store cupboard ingredients, flapjack recipes are so painless to make and great for any occasion. They’re a fantastic alternative to cakes if you have a school bake sale, friends coming over or want to take something with you when you visit family. Flapjacks are perfect.

Can you make vegan flapjacks?

You can easily make flapjacks vegan by using a vegan butter alternative like coconut oil or a plant butter and although they’re not very healthy sweet treats they’re definitely worth every single mouthful! Flapjacks are a wonderful little indulgence and the addition of glacé cherries and dessicated coconut sure do make for a great flavour combination.

Cherry and Coconut Flapjack

Cherry flapjacks

You can vary this recipe if you like to make just cherry flapjacks or coconut flapjacks simply by missing out the other ingredient. Having just glacé cherries and no coconut would make delicious cherry flapjacks. Likewise, if you leave the cherries out and just use the coconut, you would have really lovely coocnut flapjacks.

Although we tend to eat these flapjacks straight away, they never last long in our house, they do last well in an airtight container for up to a week. 

We love cherry flapjacks at home. They’re something the children love to help make as well as eat and that we enjoy as a sweet treat at pretty much any time of the day. They’re also great for dessert, afternoon tea or even breakfast!

If you’re looking for other recipes to try here’s our chocolate flapjacks, carrot cake fairy cakes, carrot and banana muffins and rhubarb yogurt cake. You can see all our recipes to date here.

What equipment do you need for this delicious flapjack recipe?

You can make this coconut cherry flapjack recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already – that is what makes flapjacks so simple and convenient to make. You’ll be making these cherry and coconut flapjacks all the time!

Here’s our Cherry Coconut Flapjacks Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 150 g margarine or butter
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 90 ml golden syrup
  • 300 g porridge oats
  • 200 g glace cherries
  • 40g desiccated coconut
Cherry and Coconut Flapjack

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3 and grease a suitable baking tin.
  • Put the margarine in a saucepan and melt in the pan over a low heat. Add the sugar and syrup, stirring until melted together.
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut and cherries and stir until combined.
  • Spread mixture onto the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Slice whilst still warm and leave to cool in the baking tray.

If you’d like to print or pin the Cherry and Coconut Flapjack Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Cherry and Coconut Flapjack

Flapjacks are a wonderful little indulgence and the addition of glace cherries and dessicated coconut sure do make for a great flavour combination.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 portions
Calories 247kcal

Ingredients

  • 150 g margarine or butter
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 90 ml golden syrup
  • 300 g porridge oats
  • 200 g glace cherries
  • 40 g desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3 and grease a suitable baking tin.
  • Put the margarine in a saucepan and melt over a low heat. Add the sugar and syrup, stirring until melted together.
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut and cherries and stir until combined.
  • Spread mixture onto the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Slice whilst still warm and leave to cool in the baking tray.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Cherry and Coconut Flapjack

Author

  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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