Orange Flapjacks

In which I make flapjacks because they are tasty and I haven't made them in years...

I haven't made flapjacks in at least 5 years. Which is crazy considering how much I love flapjacks. I've taken a recipe that serves 12 and scaled it up to make at least 60 to satiate the needs of hungry musicians. I've also tinkered with the flavours, enjoy!


  • 875 g/30 oz butter
  • 875 g/30 oz golden syrup
  • 875 g/30 oz dark brown sugar
  • 1.75 kg/60 oz oats

Flavouring 1

  • 5 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons nutmeg

Flavouring 2

  • 5 teaspoons valencian orange extract
  • 5 teaspoons mixed spice


I split the ingredients into 2 batches to allow for the different flavourings and make it manageable enough to mix.

  • Preheat oven to 150°C.
  • Melt butter over a low heat.
  • Add golden syrup and sugar and heat gently until all the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add flavourings.
  • Remove from heat and pour over oats.
  • Mix well.
  • Pack into baking trays.
  • Cook for 40 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.