Sunday Baking: Chewy Vanilla Flapjacks

chewy vanilla flapjack


I write about characters in novels who show their affection and love for others through baking. How often does that really happen, you might ask? Well, all the time. Especially in this house. That is how I express myself.

Today my six-year-old daughter is poorly. She has the sniffles and a temperature. Right now she’s upstairs in bed, happily cosy and warm in her onesie and scribbling away in an activity book.

She’s even happier now I’ve just taken her a piece of homemade flapjack.

Recipe for Chewy Vanilla Flapjacks


Saucepan, bowl, baking tray (mine was 30cm x 18cm and over 1cm in depth), baking parchment


  • 225g butter
  • 225g dark brown soft sugar
  • 75g golden syrup
  • 300g large porridge oats
  • Pinch of vanilla


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 140 fan.
  2. Weigh the butter, sugar and syrup directly into your saucepan. Heat gently.
  3. Line the baking tray with baking parchment.
  4. In a bowl weigh out the porridge oats. When the syrup mixture has melted together pour over and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour into the baking tray and push all the way to the edges, flattening slightly.
  6. Place in the pre-heated oven for 30 – 35 minutes.
  7. Once removed from the oven it will set as it cools.
  8. Cut into slices whilst still slightly warm.



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3 Comments on Sunday Baking: Chewy Vanilla Flapjacks

  1. Penny
    9th February 2015 at 7:53 am (3 years ago)

    He’ll Helen, I found your blog from a comment you left on Jane Brocket’s blog. I too love baking, reading and writing, though I have never written a book! Nice to meet you. I am following you on Facebook now,so should get updates of when you write a new post and be able to follow you from there. Your blog is lovely, I look forward to reading more. Have a good week, hope your daughter feels better soon X

    • Helen
      9th February 2015 at 8:09 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Penny. Thank you so much for popping over and commenting. I’m following your blog too now through bloglovin. x

      • Penny
        27th February 2015 at 11:05 am (3 years ago)

        Hi Helen, got you on bloglovin too now! x


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