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3 Healthy Flapjack Recipes for Delicious and Nutritious Snacks 

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3 Healthy Flapjack Recipes for Delicious and Nutritious Snacks 

Healthy, chewy and wonderfully versatile, flapjacks are a staple British snack. For good reason, too; they’re super easy to make and a brilliant introduction to the world of baking. There’s also plenty of room for creativity, with many bakers adding dried fruits, nuts and other nutritious ingredients.

In this article, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of our most popular healthy flapjack recipes, all of which contain a distinctly syrupy twist. Let’s get to it!

It’s no surprise that flapjacks are one of the most popular snacks for children and adults alike. Perfectly suited to every season, flapjacks often contain a range of healthy ingredients like nuts, dried fruit and rolled oats. They’re also particularly versatile; a flapjack mix can be packed with all kinds of nutritious goodness, depending on how experimental your mood is.

Later on, we’ll introduce you to some of our favourite healthy flapjack recipes, filled to the brim with nourishing dried fruits and nuts. However, if you’re looking to get your creative juices flowing and come up with your own distinct recipe, it’s best to use our base traditional flapjack guide first.

It couldn’t be easier to cook up a batch of traditional flapjacks. First, preheat the oven and heat your butter and Lyle’s Golden Syrup mix in a non-stick saucepan. Once melted, take the pan off the heat and stir in rolled oats and salt (or any other ingredients you’d like to include). Spread the mix in a baking tin and put it in the oven. When it turns a lovely brown hue, it’s time to take it out. Finally, leave them to cool and hey presto, you’ve got yourself some delicious flapjacks!

Try one of our healthy flapjack recipes 

Interested in cooking up a batch of extra nutritious flapjacks? We’ve got some stellar recipes up our sleeves.

Here are three of the best.

Blueberry flapjacks

Blueberries are among most nutritious berries out there, packed with loads of vitally important vitamins. Plus, when paired with flapjacks, they’re even more divine. Our blueberry flapjacks recipe follows the basic recipe outlined above, but with the introduction of these little delights during the mixing stage.

With the added blueberries, these flapjacks bring a balanced acidic and sweet flavour profile that can be snacked on all day long

Lemon and ginger flapjacks 

Is there a more delightful combination than lemon and ginger? Soothing, flavoursome, and perfectly suited to flapjacks, our lemon and ginger flapjacks recipe is sure to be a favourite.

Like the other recipes on our list, this one follows the base healthy flapjack recipe but with the gratifying introduction of lemon and ginger. When heating up your butter, Tate & Lyle Sugar and Lyle’s Golden Syrup mixture, add some sultanas, lemon zest and grated ginger until melted.

Apple pie flapjacks

If you’re after a kooky take on apple pie, this healthy flapjack recipe will be perfect for you. Make up your flapjack mixture, but before putting it in the oven, add walnuts and cinnamon and coarsely grate an apple over it.

Once baked, serve with a side of whipped cream, ice cream or custard and you’ve got the perfect summery snack.

Ready to bake some flapjacks? 

Nutritious, delicious and wonderful fun to make, flapjacks are the perfect snack.

Now it’s your turn! Whether you’re experimenting or following one of our recipes, the added twist of Lyle’s Golden Syrup makes these treats unbeatable.

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