Ahh, I’m so glad you all love them! Slice into flapjack squares or bars (2). If you have any leftover dates, you may also like to try my date and dark chocolate muffins a go too. The mixed spice is a lovely addition that I added this time (I forgot the first time) .. wow love love love x. That’s wonderful Sinead, I’m so glad you both love them as much as we do! Oooh, good question Pamela! Heat oven to 180c, grease a 8in square baking tin. X, Hey Paula, so glad you enjoyed the flapjacks! I subbed 50g of the oats with pumpkin & sunflower seeds instead and just used cinnamon instead of mixed spice. Put the quick-cooking oats in the bowl first. That said, please play around with the recipe to make it perfect for you :) Bake at 180°C (355°F) for 25 minutes and then allow to cool down on a wire rack. 250 g soft light brown sugar. (and I’m not a flan of flapjack!!!) If you try it, would you let us know how you get on? Transfer to the lined tin, flattening to the edges. Thank you, Sorry meant to say making second batch this evening, Love this Pat! The raisins don’t work quite as well as the dates because they don’t bind it together in the same way so I soak them in orange juice for 24 hours beforehand then heat them up. If you’ve made these date flapjacks using this best flapjack recipe (ever), congratulations! I asked her what cake she wanted and her answer was ‘a deep soft flapjack’, so I searched the web and found this recipe and gave it a go. I wonder if you could add that to make it vegan you can exchange butter for 125ml of vegetable oil. I’m getting back into baking, your recipe was nice and easy to follow and definitely these are the best flapjacks I’ve made. With sweetness from dried fruit and agave nectar, and speckled with seeds and nuts, these flapjacks make a great snack or a worthy school fete bake. Thank you xxx, Hahaha, love this Figgy! Sue x, Sue, you have officially made my day! I particularly think that flapjacks make for a fantastic snack for cyclists too, given their high energy content. The firmer you are at this stage, the more your flapjacks will hold together once cooked. Janie x. Hi Janie, It is a brilliant recipe – until I discovered it all my attempts at flapjack resulted in an emergency trip to the dentist! Living the real-food dream on a Cornish smallholding. Hope that helps! My 4 year old daughter just loves them & so does mummy. Date and Orange Flapjack Slice Recipe 4oz (100g) self raising flour 6oz (150g) porridge oats 6oz (150g) soft brown sugar (today I used half muscavado and half white castor) 6oz (150g) marg (if you use a dairy free marg, the whole recipe is vegan. Just follow the instructions as they are. This simple healthy flapjack recipe takes minutes to make and is a wholesome snack that everyone will enjoy. Happiest of birthdays to your daughter too, I hope you both make and enjoy the flapjack for years to come! ; With only 10 minutes of prep, these no bake flapjacks … 4/ This step is entirely optional, but tasty all the same: try sprinkling a tablespoon of demerara sugar over the top of the flapjacks and pressing down lightly with the back of the spoon. So glad you all approve Angela :) I decided to add some orange rinds to the juice for softening the dates. I have spent the past 6 years or so trying every flapjack recipe I stumbled upon with very varied results. As for whether they freeze well, I’ll admit I’ve never tried – if you give it a go, would you mind popping back and letting us know how it went? The first time I pulled it out of the over just as it was finishing cooking so it remained fairly soft and chewy. My favourite recipe to use when making flapjacks, always receive amazing feedback too!! Yay!!! Copyright © 2020 Nigella Lawson, 5 ounces golden syrup or light corn syrup. We use it in biscuits, bakes, puddings and pies and it’s utterly delicious! I’m thinking that the dates would give enough sweetness. I’m not pernikety about how much – just lobb it in till it looks, feels & smells right. An easy spelt flour oat slice recipe, known as flapjacks in the UK. Spread the topping evenly over the date paste and gently pat it down. So glad you (and the family!) Gently melt the butter in a saucepan. Filed Under: All Recipes, Baking, Country Cooking, Frugal Recipes, Packed Lunch Ideas, The Kitchen, Traybake Recipes. Jane x, I was given a block of date paste and do a lot of cycling and hillwalking so wanted to combine it with a flapjack. I added a mixture of dried sultanas, cranberries, chopped apricots and figs, almonds, pecans, cashews, and pumpkin, sunflower and hemp seeds to these vegan fruit and nut flapjacks. My mother loves them too and she has VERY high standards, higher than Michelin star chefs! My whole family agree – it is the best flapjack in the world! Ingredients. Can’t wait to make it again with different variations! Then add chopped dried dates and mix on a faster setting until it forms a sticky, glossy ball that has a consistent colour (meaning all ingredients are equally distributed). Thanks Victoria, I’m so glad you love them too! It’s exactly like you said, for a simple bake flapjacks can be too ‘this’ or too ‘that’ but this was perfect. I forgot to add – for the second batch I reduced the sugar to 50g and a smidge less syrup and I found it took the edge off the sweetness as it was a bit too much, especially if one plans to eat it for breakfast. Heat the dates and water/juice gently (lid on) for 5 minutes until soft enough to mash with the back of a fork. Gently melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, then drizzle it over the flapjack. Best message ever! Now add in the dates and process until crumbly again. My usually picky 7 year old daughter snapped the “taster”piece of flapjack from my hand before I realised what was happening! PS I love this recipe sooooo much that I made a little video showing you just how easy it is to make ;) If you like it, please hit the thumbs up & subscribe! Superb and I’m new to this baking game. 3/ To assemble the flapjacks, tip half of the oat mixture into a lined 8inch x 8inch baking tin. X, That’s brilliant Browwyn! Combine oats, seeds, flour and brown sugar in a bowl and mix in butter. Put the mixture into prepared baking tin and smooth it over with the back of the spoon. Nom! If they are soft, and preserved in alcohol or are canned, then I would say absolutely. This works great :), That’s awesome feedback Fiona, thank you so much! If substituting a different type of date (smaller dates are usually harder), soak them in hot water for 30 seconds, then drain fully, before using. Jane x. I made these yesterday. I promise it will be worth every delicious mouthful! In this date flapjack recipe the bulk of sweetness is provided by the fruit meaning that the fat, sugar & syrup levels have been reduced right down without affecting the ‘hold’ or taste of the finished item. Well, I take my flapjacks very seriously. Janie x. Hahaha, I’m actually glad it’s not just me that has a kitchen that looks like a bomb site after making them Paula!!! Best feedback ever for my flapjacks (and I’ve been making them for years). I’m so glad the recipe has found another happy new home :) saucepan, boil together dates, water and orange juice until the dates are easily crushed with a fork. Place the dates in a heatproof bowl and pour on the boiling water. Just made it for the first time – a little bit crunchy, soft and gooey – absolutely GORGEOUS! The prize is that delicious end result! But whilst superficially they bear some resemblance to a flapjack, these date slices produce a somewhat different experience. Even more excited to receive your camping ebook. Didn’t have dates, so made up the fruit measurement with prunes, dried cranberries and dried apricots. Not quite as good as the original but it still doesn’t last long! Method. Set I will definitely be making these again – thanks for a great recipe Jane! Jane x, Would it be okay not to use the sugar in this recipe? * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. and that you enjoyed the noodle book! 1 pinch of sea salt. https://www.nigella.com/recipes/members/sethyoungs-spiced-date-flapjack Lemon & Coconut Slice Pure Harvest. Cut out squares and rectangles in the flapjack, then place the tin in the fridge … Jane x. I’ve been using it for years and it is indeed by far the best flapjack recipe I’ve ever come across. If I’m in a rush and don’t give it some muscle it can end up crumbly. I will need to try it again without doing this next time! Take a flapjack or two for your next outdoor-sports adventure! Jane x, Lovely flapjack recipe, Jane -thank you! Spread it out, and firm down again. Yay! From tasty wholesome meals to simple camping recipes, I guarantee a real foodie adventure! It contains a mix of cinnamon, coriander, caraway, ginger nutmeg and cloves. 250 g unsalted butter , plus extra for greasing. Read More. Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments, it is appreciated :) Remove from the oven and, while still warm, slice into squares and leave to cool in the tin. I’m so glad you enjoyed the flapjack recipe (and you’ve made me realise I haven’t baked it in a while so might have to rectify that this weekend!) Slow Cooker Cacao Oat Slice with Date Caramel … In a pot, bring the Flapjacks are super simple to customise and flavour as you like. I’ve made it twice now and it’s been lovely (but different) both times! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it really does make it all worthwhile :) Quite a claim huh? This soft flapjack … Can’t believe we’ve had a camper van for 10 years and never once thought about instant noodles. So get pressing! Put the rolled oats in the bowl first. Don't worry too much about it being perfectly even - it will find its own level once in oven. Either too dry, too plain, too sweet, too crumbly, too dull, too greasy, too sticky (never thought that would be a problem as I love ’em gooey). Simply yummy….. so simple to make and yummy to eat Truly the best in world!!!! I know she likes dates because she would eat Medjool dates to break her fast each Ramadan; and thus the recipe was created. Do not boil or let them burn. Jane x. I made these for 2nd time and I used prunes. Thank you for a brilliant recipe! The second time (I’m currently eating it whilst typing out this message, I came here to confirm the calories for this snack) I used nutmeg instead of cinnamon and cooked it a bit longer (by mistake) but it’s made a lovely slightly chewy snack that is reminding me of Christmas… mmmmmmm! Your email address will not be published. It really is the best flapjack recipe in the world – we’ve ever tasted. Melt butter and then add vanilla. Press the flapjack mixture firmly and evenly into the tin making sure to get into the corners. Thank you so much for sharing. Alternatives can be made - fruit exchanged for any dried fruit; or: Exchange dried dates for 50g dessicated coconut and LOTS of glace cherries. Bws Thanks for the heads up, I’ve added the pan size to the recipe :) Amazing! Method Date and Walnut Flapjacks is a community recipe submitted by Princesska and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe. Will definitely try your other recipes as love cooking. We breed Muscovy ducks for eggs and meat and have laying hens in the garden. Jane x. Oh my.! Pop them into a small saucepan along with the water or orange juice. So glad you both enjoyed it Ruth, and love that you are now a date convert!!! I make my flapjacks in a mixer so that all ingredients are equally distributed but this isn't strictly necessary. Whatever you choose to call them, I hope you adore them as much as we do! 100 g mixed nuts , such as hazelnuts and pistachios. Chocolate Orange Muffins - The Hedgecombers. Medjool Dates work the best. Hi’ I wondered if I could do the same recipe with preserved plums. Sometimes only a sweet treat will do! malt syrup, pecans, lemons, malt syrup, medjool dates, lemons and 4 more. And I reckon those subs you made would have tasted awesome! Cut into pieces before tipping out onto a cooling rack and letting cool fully. https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/low-sugar-banana-and-date-flapjacks Preheat the oven to 190c/170 fan/375f or gas 5. Date Slice Sneaky Veg. It contains a mix of cinnamon, coriander, caraway, ginger nutmeg and cloves. 1/ Chop the dates into small pieces. Oh Christine, thank you for your lovely message! Basically, it’s a traditional English spice blend that we buy ready mixed and it gets used in all sorts of cool weather puddings and bakes. Very very delicious. Well, all I can say is give this recipe a go and see what you think, I’m pretty sure you’re not going to be disappointed ;). enjoyed them, they are a dream to make and certainly don’t last long around here! If you love them as much as we do, why not give some of my other favourite bakes a go to? Although good luck trying to get them to last that long! I’m Janie, I’m a food writer, photographer and recipe creator. Required fields are marked *. I’m trying to reduce sugar intake and make it more healthy, I have cut the sugar pretty drastically in the recipe as I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth. Gently heat and stir together until the butter has melted, and the sugar dissolved. My soft and chewy coconut pyramids are a retro treat that are great fun to make. Use the paper to lift out on to a wire rack, and leave to cool completely. Do you use salted or unsalted butter? 350 g rolled … Home-grown veggies, our hens’ eggs, foraged wild foods & local ingredients. While most flapjack recipes contain a lot of refined sugar, I have used bananas and dates to sweeten mine. Check out Elizabeth’s divine looking Tunisian orange cake, my full collection of muffin recipes, or my best flapjack recipe. I used soft brown sugar which helps I think? Jane x, […] Need more baking inspiration? Drain well. Cooked that in orange juice and mashed. Finally top with the remaining oats and firm down well. Heat the dates and water/juice gently (lid on) for 5 minutes until soft enough to mash with the back … Glad you love them :). I'm afraid it's going to have to be chucked. The flapjack will have risen slightly, particularly the outer 5mm and this will be slightly darker than the rest. This Peanut Butter Flapjacks recipe is sweetened with dates to keep it completely sugar free. 2. Next, tip the date mixture on, and again, smooth that out into an even layer with the back of a spoon. Take off the heat and stir in the oats and mixed spice, combining thoroughly. Remove from the oven, slice into 16 squares ready to cut, and leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes. ‘Cakes and gateaux ranged from flapjack to fresh apple pie.’ ‘As a treat, you can put in a slice of a wholesome flapjack, a cheese scone or date slice.’ ‘Mary and Chris served tea and a selection of home made flapjack and buns.’ ‘She's, as promised, buying me flapjacks and coffee.’ The only thing is that she will, of course, need something to eat to ‘test’ it out when she tries it on! Spiced Date Flapjack is a community recipe submitted by sethyoung and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe. Great Recipe! For those that have been asking, Mixed Spice is a traditional English spice blend. Add the dates to a medium saucepan along with 100ml of water and heat over a medium heat. Would the honey need to be adjusted? Having done a little bit of research into this area myself, this article suggests that unsweetened, dried fruit does indeed pack a big nutritional punch. And depending on the time of year, we’ll either have pigs in the field or bacon in the freezer. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. :-(, Built by Embark. Honestly – she is going to love it!!! I just made a batch (using 100g dates) but it is tooth-meltingly sweet, greasy and very soft. Stir in the honey and bring it to the boil. Karen, that’s brilliant feedback, thank you so much for sharing. Read More…. 2/ In a large saucepan, place the butter, Golden Syrup (or honey) and sugar. But it will taste slightly more ‘wholesome’ than when you use Golden Syrup. Mash the dates until they are mostly reduced to a paste- there will still be some residual date pieces. Never heard the bars called flapjacks. These are fantastic! Datey, chewy goodness! And these chocolate orange muffins smell as good as they look! Just made this for the second time in 2 weeks. Remove the tray from the oven and spread the date mash evenly over the base. See more ideas about easy flapjacks, slices recipes, easy slice. Janie x, Hi John, I have updated the blog post following your question. When using honey, you will still get a deliciously sweet bake. Used the ingredients as stated and way too dry, ended up making granola… I did substitute honey for golden syrup (recipe said this would work) so maybe that was my mistake? I used Pure Soya) 1 large orange, rind and juice (separately) 8oz (200g) roughly chopped dates My kids and I simply can’t get enough of these tasty vegan apricot and date oat flapjacks. Lightly oil a shallow 20cm/8in loose-based square cake tin and line the base and sides of the tin with baking parchment. I added 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder so they are chocolate versions of the above. The Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World – Ever. Preheat oven to 150C; line a 20cm (8") square tin with grease-proof paper. Soak the dates, apricots and raisins in boiling water for 20-30 minutes. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl, in the microwave, for around a minute until mostly melted. I am mainly no – totally savoury – up to now- like the simplicity, personal notes and guides – very easy to follow – and enjoy !! Soak the dates, apricots and raisins in boiling water for 20-30 minutes. So glad you are enjoying the recipe, and love that you are adapting it too – that is what recipes are all about in my mind :) Place in oven, centre shelf, for 20 mins. If they are dried I would think yes, but be sure to rehydrate/soften them a little first. A lot of flapjack recipes require multiple steps, including melting and combining ingredients in a pan. *They will stay safe and tasty for around 5 days. Yay! Melt butter and then add vanilla. I came up with this for a friend, Aiysha, who is fussy about dried fruits. If you try anything else and it works please let me know. Made this today as had some homemade date paste to use. Cut into 16 squares (or more/less to suit you) and place into an *airtight tin. Amazing it’s so delicious although I hadn’t realised I could make so much mess in the kitchen from baking flapjack, best I have made and tasted in a long time, it’s going up to the highlands with us next week for Wild Camping in Landrover Defenders ( in November Crazy) I may make some more with Ginger in to warm the cockles. OK, so ‘healthy flapjacks’ may not be the first description which comes to mind for the flapjacks made using this ‘best flapjack recipe in the whole wide world ever’, however as an occasional treat they are damn delicious! It’s been a revelation! Put half of the oaty mixture into the baking tin and firm down with the back of a spoon. Press mixture into lined tin. Put honey, butter, dates and walnuts into a pan, heat until the butter melts. *Add more water/juice as they cook if they start to look dry in the pan. This is a no-nonsense recipe. In a large pan, melt together the butter, sugar and golden syrup. Hey Colin, sorry the recipe wasn’t for you. Put the lid on the pan, and gently heat them for around 5 minutes, until they are *really soft and form a loose, squishy paste. Jane x, I’ve made the best flapjack recipe in the world – ever – this morning for my daughters “48th birthday”. Learn how your comment data is processed. Scrape on the date mix and squash that flat too. And what could be better than one of these delectable date flapjacks?!?! This is the best flapjack recipe in the whole wide world. This is officially now one of my household favourites! Line a square pan (I used 8in x 8 in) with two pieces of parchment paper going opposite ways. Jane x. Leave to stand and soften for 15 … I have also tried some variations using coconut sugar & agave nectar instead of syrup, I use raisins (because my family won’t eat the dates!) Thank you! Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Yay! These flapjacks are really good! Line an 8 inch by 8 inch baking tin with baking paper. Do so gently - not allowing butter to cook (check every 20secs if microwave is high wattage). Hi Michelle, it’s definitely a British thing and has caused much confusion in these comments over the years! There is also a question as to whether dried fruit is good for you. Grease an 8- x 8-inch square cake tin and line the bottom with a sheet of baking paper. Perhaps try halving the Mixed Spice, or just using cinnamon instead :) Jane x, Brilliant recipe thank you. So glad you, and of course your mother, approve! Mix the flour, bicarb, oats and remaining sugar in a bowl. I’ll definitely be making it again. Fact. Packed with large rolled oats and dried fruit, I often drizzle melted dark chocolate over them too when I fancy something more decadent and you can add any kind of ingredient you fancy within them, from desiccated coconut to fruit, seeds and nuts depending on taste and preferred crunch factor. ; These sweet and nutty bars are super peanut buttery and retain that classic crumble of regular flapjacks without falling completely apart. 4 tablespoons runny honey. Gently mark 16 portions with the back of the knife and place one banana slice … Pour … cold water, dates, demerera sugar, porridge oats, wholemeal flour and 3 more. Take out of oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes and remove flapjack by overhang of greese-proof onto a surface (ie, chopping board or heat-proof surface), cut into desired dimensions and allow to entirely cool. So happy when I realised I had all the ingredients to make this. I often chuck in some spice too. Thank you so much. Flapjacks in general are a high energy food, and are perfect for taking camping or hiking. Butter the other two sides. Made it two weeks ago and delivered to various family members and friends. When the flapjack is made I leave it for a day (which is torture as we want to eat it straightaway!) Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a 28cm x 18cm slice pan. So pleased to have discovered your blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review :), I think I must have made it wrong! Absolutely you can make flapjacks with honey! Can we come too?!). Cut into 25 squares. The honey won’t be the problem, I often use honey instead and it holds together well. So glad you love them too, and LOVE they they’ll be keeping you warm up in the highlands (actually, I’m a bit jealous! Thanks for your lovely message I share my home with Jonny and a little black rescue cat called Sassy. Many thanks tracy, Either will be fine Tracy, although I only use salted butter for everything, including baking :) xx, Thank you Bella! Happy baking They are YUM! Aug 10, 2020 - Explore Leng Ting-Holz's board "Bars, flapjacks & slices" on Pinterest. To make these gluten free date bars, be sure to buy certified gluten free oatmeal.I use Bob’s Red Mill. I didn’t realise ‘Mixed Spice’ wasn’t a thing everywhere! Found this recipe and oh my word delicious question is does it freeze successfully? I think the measures on this recipe are out. Your sugar-free banana and date flapjacks are ready to enjoy with a … Try cinnamon, nutmeg or mixed spice. The Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World. It’s delicious! Spread it out across the tin evenly, then press it down all over firmly with the back of a spoon. Thank you {% member.data['first-name'] %}.Your comment has been submitted. 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