Easy walnut flapjacks. The ultimate easy to make treat.

Easy walnut flapjacks. This recipe is super easy, in fact I have no idea why anyone buys flapjacks at all. These delicious treats are great for a high energy snack to pop into lunch boxes or a fantastic on the go breakfast. Flapjacks are a brilliant bake at home option because they are what I call a cupboard raiding recipe. You can throw anything you have into them and they are bound to be brilliant. Chocolate is a good, if not naughty option. Any dried fruit you have in the cupboard works great, I always seem to have goji berries in the cupboard and they pack a great vitamin punch. Any nuts or seeds also work well.


Knowing that you can practically throw anything in them please don’t feel you need to stick the recipe exactly. If you want to substitute the walnuts for other nuts please do, or if your allergic and need to omit them altogether, go for it. Essentially, the only aspect you need to keep is the oats, the butter and the syrup. You can still substitute these but please don’t omit them altogether. If you want a more natural option honey can replace the golden syrup.

Another great option for flapjacks is fruit, I find the best way is to buy freeze dried but I know they can be hard to get your hands on them. If you want to use fresh fruit or berries you can, however its best to eat them quickly before the fruit goes off. If you want to keep your flapjacks for a few extra days stick to dried fruits.


Easy Walnut Flapjacks

Super easy flapjacks made with walnuts, sunflower seeds and dried fruit. 
Course: Dessert
Keyword: flapjacks, oats


  • 90 g salted butter
  • 90 g golden syrup
  • 90 g light muscovado sugar
  • 150 g oats
  • 50 g sunflower seeds
  • 150 g dried mixed fruit
  • 75 g walnuts chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar into a medium pan over a medium-low heat. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in all the remaining ingredients.
  • Press the mixture into the tin. Cook for 20 mins until golden brown. Score the flapjack into 9 squares while still hot.
  • Cool slightly in the tin then turn the flapjack out onto a chopping board. Cut into squares and leave to cool.

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And there you have it, my super easy walnut flapjacks recipe. Don’t forget to tag @whatseatingmanchester in your social media post to show me your bakes! I want to see your flapjacks!

For more recipe inspiration check out my blog or Pinterest.

Sarah xx