Thursday, 29 November 2012

Chocolate and Ginger Flapjacks

I bake a batch of flapjacks most weeks, sometimes even twice a week. They’re great cycling snacks as they’re easy to carry, they don’t fall apart, they provide plenty of energy and they taste good. But if there are any left over, they go down well with a cup of tea too.
Additions to the basic ‘oats and syrup’ recipe depend on what’s in the baking cupboard at the time (yes I now have so many baking ingredients that they have their own cupboard). The flavour of this week was ‘Chocolate and Ginger’.


2 eggs
3 tablespoons golden syrup
50ml milk
200g oats
1 heaped dessert spoon cocoa
1 tablespoon glace ginger
1 tsp ground ginger

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Mix together the wet ingredients, stir in the dry ingredients. Pour into a baking tin lined with greaseproof paper. Bake for 10-15mins.


  1. Oh yum! I made flapjacks once, and they were a huge hit! Thank you for the reminder, I definitely need to make them again!

  2. This might be a really dumb question... but what exactly are flapjacks? I always just assumed they were like pancakes.. oops. They look delicious and chocolate ginger combo sounds fantastic too!

    1. Oops I didn't realise that there are two different kinds of flapjacks!
      For Americans, the recipe above is for British flapjacks which are a kind of sticky biscuit. The main ingredient is always rolled oats (or porridge oats) and they normally also contain golden syrup or honey, fat (normally butter) and sugar. You can then add whatever else you feel like-dried fruit and nuts work well.
      For Brits, in case you're interested, apparently American flapjacks are what we call Scotch pancakes!