British Flapjacks with Mixed Seeds and Goji Berries

Tray Bakes | June 24, 2015 | By

If you haven’t noticed by now I love getting outdoors, especially now we’re getting into the better weather! A couple of weeks ago, I started experimenting with flapjacks (known as granola bars in USA or oat bars) and after a couple of batches, I’m finally happy to share the recipe! I’ve added sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and goji berries, so there’s lots of flavours in there and completely nut-free. Be warned though, if you make these they are addicting, and you may end up scoffing the lot when they come straight out of the oven!

Granola bars with Mixed Seeds and Goji Berries
Granola bars with Mixed Seeds and Goji Berries

Just a couple of tips – don’t use greaseproof paper for lining your baking tray! I did this originally and it stuck to the flapjacks like glue! (Use white parchment paper instead). Also, make sure your baking tray is quite deep as the mixture will bubble up and you don’t want it seeping over the sides! I like mine chewy but if you want them to have an extra crunch then bake them a little longer. If they look like they are browning too much, place a piece of tinfoil on top.


Granola bars with Mixed Seeds and Goji Berries
British Flapjacks with Mixed Seeds and Goji Berries 
Yields 12
Chewy flapjacks with mixed seeds, cranberries and goji berries - a perfect mid morning or picnic snack.
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  1. 150g unsalted butter
  2. 150g brown sugar
  3. 2 tbsp golden syrup
  4. 200g rolled oats
  5. 60g sunflower seeds
  6. 60g pumpkin seeds
  7. 40g cranberries
  8. 40g goji berries
  1. Preheat oven to 180c (160 fan) and line a baking tray with white parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup. Mix with a wooden spoon until completely melted.
  3. Add in your oats, mix until they're completely coated and then slowly add in the rest of the ingredients, making sure all are fully mixed.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a lined baking tray, patting it down flat.
  5. Place in your oven and bake for 15-20 minutes (longer if you want it less chewy) or until the edges start to brown. If it looks like it's getting too brown pop a piece of tinfoil on top.
  6. Once it's baked, remove from the oven and cut out into squares whilst it's still hot. Let it cool before removing from the tray.
  1. Yield: 12 - 15 squares depending on how big you cut them.
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    June 29, 2015

    They look deliciously chewy and full of goodies – I love a good flapjack. I use silicone bakeware, so I don’t have to worry about lining any more.

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      July 1, 2015

      Good idea! I really should infest in silicone! Save time and hassle! Thanks for your comment.

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    Lucy - BakingQueen74
    June 29, 2015

    These look so tasty, great for picnics! Goji berries are a great addition too.

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    June 25, 2015

    Great tip about the greaseproof! I ruined a blind baked quiche base the other day coz it stuck. I’m going to invest in some of that baking spray I think… Love this recipe, would be perfect for a day hiking on the hills. I usually just make plain flapjacks!
    MissPond | Manchester Based Lifestyle Blog

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      July 1, 2015

      Yes, I fancy getting some baking spray as well! They’re a great wee snack for when on the go! I love walking but I’ve never gone hiking before.

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    June 24, 2015

    These look lovely. Love the addition of the goji berried. Yum!

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    Madeleine Morrow
    June 24, 2015

    Mmmmm. Love the look of these. My problem is the scoffing the lot issue. So hard to resist. Do these not stick to the bottom of the baking tray if not using baking paper?

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      June 24, 2015

      Hi Madeleine! I used white baking paper instead – just found greaseproof to be a nightmare. Hehe. Thanks for commenting.

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    Ellen Smith
    June 24, 2015

    Those flapjacks look really yummy. 🙂
    I want to do a bit of baking for my boyfriend’s birthday so I am not debating whether to do cookies or flapjacks.


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