May 10, 2012

Strawberry Flap Jack

I've never really understood what a Flap Jack is when I've seen them in stores around London. Is it a sweet bar or is it a health bar?! I did my research and found out that it's a sweet bar made of a mixture of golden syrup, porridge oats and butter. If you serve them with vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream I would definitely say that a Strawberry Flap Jack is a dessert. But if you on the other hand eat it it like it is, I would say it's a sweet bar. So you pick! :-)

I really liked these Strawberry Flap Jacks! They are super simple and quick to bake and I love the crunchiness from the muesli. My muesli had a lot of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts, walnuts, rolled oats and wheat bran, which made my Flap Jacks quite healthy:-) But then, I served it with a creamy vanilla ice-cream and that ruined the healthy aspect, but on the other hand it tasted delicious:-)

Strawberry Flap Jack, 12 squares
1 1/3 cup porridge oats
1 3/4 cup granola or muesli (I used muesli)
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
140 ml golden syrup
130 grams unsalted butter
300 grams finely chopped strawberries

Pre heat the oven at 190 degrees C. Prepare an 9 inch square tin by lining the base and sides with parchment paper.

On gentle heat, melt butter and golden syrup. Remove from heat and stir in oats, granola/muesli and coconut.

Transfer half the mixture into the tin and press evenly and level the surface. Add the chopped strawberries and spread evenly. Add the rest of the mixture and press evenly levelling the surface.

Bake until edges start turning brown and the top is golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and cut into squares. carefully remove the squares from the tin and cool completely on a wire rack.

Serve with vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream or eat it like it is, just nice plain and simple.


Have you submitted a contribution to my first My Sweet Party ? The theme of my first party is chocolate and I would love you to join!

This is my contribution to the Sweet of the Month party at the Swedish blog  Söta Saker.

Söta saker

And also to Foodie Friday's weekly party.




  1. What a wonderful recipe! I love that you didn't add any sugar! I'm going to make this this weekend! What a perfect way for me to use up my strawberries!!

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      For this you don't need any sugar, the syrup and coconut adds the perfect amount of sweetness.I hope you like them as much as I did:-)

  2. What a wonderful recipe! I think I am going to make this weekend. I love that you didn't add any sugar!

  3. Yummy,thanks a lot for the recipe!!!

  4. Hi! Your recipe is delicious! Congratulations. Your blog is very nice. I liked.


  5. Hej! Hur går det till att vara med i my sweet party? Länken du bifogade fungerar inte! :)

    1. Hej Pia,

      Här kommer länken igen. Jag har även en rubrik som heter "My Sweet Party" där du också kan läsa mer om vad som gäller. Lycka till och jag ser fram emot ditt bidrag!!

  6. Oh wow, does this look delicious! Is gold syrup, Corn Syrup?

    1. Hi Michael Ann,

      Gold syrup is more like honey, but I think you can go with any light syrup and corn syrup would do fine. I hope you like them!


  7. I've never tried a Flap Jack before and this looks and sounds amazing! Gotta love the berry season and I'm adding this to my to-try list. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. This was my first Flap Jack too and it's definitely something I'll make again:-)


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