Super Gooey Flapjack

I have a few people visiting in the next couple of days and was trying to think of something quick and easy to bake. I haven’t baked since before baby and it felt like time to get my bake on. But what to make?

I fancied something oaty and was originally toying with the idea of some no bake peanut butter oat balls but one of my guests doesn’t like peanut butter (I know, I know – I  didn’t know that was a real thing either!) and I couldn’t be bothered getting sticky hands from rolling gooey balls out. 

I settled on the idea of flapjack. My mum makes amazing flapjack. I have always been envious of her flapjack making skill. I am a slightly* competitive person and needed to win the flapjack battle. I’ve tried for years to make a decent vegan flapjack. The results have ranged from break your teeth hard to flaky crumbly sawdust and finally to soggy oats in treacle. At last though, I have perfected the winningest winner of a recipe. It’s the best. So good that I may** have eaten half the tray all by myself. 

Super Gooey Flapjack


10 Tbsp dairy free margarine

1 and 1/4cups brown sugar

7 Tbsp golden syrup

 3 and 3/4 cups oats


  1. Line a deep baking tray with grease proof paper. 
  2. Melt syrup , sugar and margarine in the microwave. Stir well. 
  3. Pour this mixture over the oats and mix thoroughly. Try to eat less than half of the mixture. Good luck. 
  4. Press into the baking tray. 
  5.  Place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 28-30 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool partially and then cut into pieces. 

*I am the most competitive person. Ever. 

** I did.