Fruity flapjacks

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75g dried apricots

150g oats

50g sugar

50g butter or soft spread

2 x 15ml spoons golden syrup


Chopping board, knife, weighing scales, measuring spoons, saucepan, wooden spoon, spatula, non-stick baking tin, palette knife.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.
  2. Chop the apricots into small pieces
  3. Place the fat, sugar and syrup into a saucepan and gently heat until the fat has melted.
  4. Stir in the oats and apricots.
  5. Pour the mixture into a non-stick (or lined) baking tray.
  6. Pat down the mixture in the baking tin.
  7. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from the oven and cut into ‘bars’ in the baking tin while hot.

Top tips:

  • Vary the type of dried fruit used, e.g. sultanas, figs, mixed fruit.
  • Add 1 x 15ml spoon cinnamon, ginger or mixed spice to the oat mixture
  • Go for grated fresh apple or carrot.
  • The baking tin gets hot so remember to use oven gloves.


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