Fruit and Nut Flapjacks

I love a good flapjack and over the last few months I’ve been experimenting a lot with flavour combinations and the ingredients we have in the cupboard. Our latest recipe is a fruit and nut flapjack which is such a classic and simple flapjack flavour.

Fruit and Nut Flapjacks

Why make flapjacks?

Flapjacks keep really well in an airtight container and are fantastic for lunchboxes or an mid-afternoon pick me up. They’re also so easy to make – from start to finish in just over half an hour and using just ingredients that most people will have at home already.

I wanted to make these home made fruit and nut flapjacks as they’re something really versatile. You can use any dried fruit – we used cheap mixed dried fruit but have used dried cranberries, apricots and cherries in the past too.

Fruit and Nut Flapjacks

You can also use any nuts you like. We use a bag of ready chopped mixed nuts but you can use any nuts you like and just make sure they’re roughly chopped before adding them to the mix. Seeds are also lovely in a mix like this – things like pumpkin seeds work really well.

I know many people love vegan recipes at the moment and these flapjacks would be easily vegan if you use a dairy free margarine or butter in the mix.

Flapjacks are something our whole family love and we now make flapjack recipes more often than cookies or cakes! They’re just so easy and a wonderful sweet treat when you need one.

Fruit and Nut Flapjacks

What equipment do you need for this flapjack recipe?

You can make this 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.

Here’s our Fruit and Nut Flapjack Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 150 g margarine or butter
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 90 ml golden syrup
  • 300 g porridge oats
  • 200 g dried fruit
  • 50g chopped mixed nuts

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 oat, fruit and nuts 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 Fruit and Nut Flapjack Recipe for later you can do so below. Enjoy!

Fruit and Nut Flapjack

Fruit and nut is such a classic flavour combination and one that works really well in a flapjack too.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 242kcal

Ingredients

  • 150 g margarine or butter
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 90 ml golden syrup
  • 300 g porridge oats
  • 200 g dried fruit
  • 50 g chopped mixed nuts

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 oat, fruit and nuts 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.

Fruit and Nut Flapjacks

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