Easy flapjack - three ways

There's a new favourite must-have addition to the Minisaurus's lunch boxes - flapjack. Moreish and not too chewy this flapjack ever lasts longer than two days in our company! Here's 3 variations of the same basic recipe. The method is the same for each one, it's just the ingredients that vary. 

 

White chocolate and banana chip flapjack

Dry-mix ingredients

75g white chocolate, chopped

50g banana chips, smashed up a little

50g mixed seeds

140g oats

Other ingredients

100g butter

1oog sugar

100g golden syrup


 

Moist raisin and cherry flapjack

Dry-mix ingredients

50g raisins

50g glace cherries, halved

50g mixed seeds

140g oats

Other ingredients

100g butter

1oog sugar

100g golden syrup


 

Seed & cereal flapjack

Dry-mix ingredients

50g raisins

50g mixed seeds

140g oats

25g multi-grain hoop cereal

Other ingredients

100g butter

1oog sugar

100g golden syrup


Method

Heat oven to 160c or 140c for a fan oven or gas mark 3 ( I used my combi microwave oven).

Line a baking tray with parchment - I used a 20cm loose-bottomed (sniggers) round cake tin but a square one  probably be better if you wish to  have fingers of flapjack.

Pop dry-mix ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well.

Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan over a gentle heat.

Remove from the heat and pour the melted mix into the dry-mix and stir really well until everything is all syrupy and gooey.

Using a spoon or spatula, add the mix to the baking tin and press down.

Bake for 20 minutes, remove and leave to cool completely before cutting up into slices, fingers or squares.

Oh yes - and I defy you to make it last for more than 2 days!


Other handy packed lunch ideas

Vegetable frittata