Marmalade flapjacks recipe

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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories493 Kcal25%
Sugar43.3 g48%
Fat22.1 g32%
Saturated Fat12.5 g63%
Salt0.1 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Salt0.1 gRow 5 - Cell 2

These oaty flapjacks contain raisins, which are rich in iron and B vitamins that are good for the blood. Put them in your lunchbox or enjoy them with a cup of tea for the ultimate treat.


  • 200g raisins
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 125g soft brown sugar
  • 150g marmalade
  • Finely grated zest of one orange
  • 2tbsp black treacle
  • 400g rolled oats




  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4
  2. Cover the raisins with boiling water, leave for 10 mins to soften and swell, then drain
  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the brown sugar, marmalade, orange zest and treacle, and bring just to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats and drained raisins
  4. Line a 25cm square tin or similar with foil, spoon in the mixture and pack it down evenly, right into the corners
  5. Bake in the oven for about 25 mins, until lightly coloured at the edges. Do not cook for too long or the flapjacks will turn rock hard when cold; bake them too little and they will crumble
  6. Remove from the oven and leave until warm before cutting into 16 squares
Top Tip for making Marmalade flapjacks

Add dried apricots, cherries or chocolate chips instead if you're not fond of raisins


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