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Looking for a flapjack recipe that’s a little different from the traditional ones? Well you’ve found a gooden right here. This gorgeous lemon and white chocolate flapjack recipe is not only incredibly easy to throw together but it tastes absolutely sensational! It’s also a great recipe for kids to get involved with too. Want another non traditional flapjack recipe? Check out my maple pecan flapjack recipe, you’ll love it!
Honestly, who doesn’t love a good flapjack recipe? I certainly do! This beauty is a refreshing twist on an absolute classic. Definitely one to test out on the office (if they make it that far…).
If you’re into your fruity flavours, you’ll love my apricot and white chocolate flapjacks too! It’s what I love most about flapjacks – they are what you make of them. You can add SO many different flavours! There’s literally a version for everyone. There’s even one if you’re trying to be good – my healthy chocolate chip flapjack!
Tips For Lemon and White Chocolate Flapjack
- When zesting a lemon, don’t go into the white part (the pith) as it’s very bitter. You only want the outer yellow skin.
- Don’t boil the syrup mixture, just melt it then remove from the heat.
- Stir the oats in really well and make sure every grain is coated in the syrup. This will help it stick together better.
- Be careful not to over heat the chocolate in the microwave, it may cause it to bloom which doesn’t look great.
- Use a very sharp knife to cut your flapjack. Sounds simple but if it’s blunt at all, you won’t get clean lines and it will probably crumble all over the place!
- Keep a close eye on the flapjack towards the end of the cooking time. You don’t want to over bake as it will become dry – which is not the chewy flapjack that we all know and love!
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Easy Lemon & White Chocolate Flapjack Recipe
Here is what you will need to make 16 bars.
- 100g Soft Light Brown Sugar
- 200g Unsalted Butter
- 3 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 1 Large Lemon (Zest & 2 tbsp Juice)
- Pinch of Salt
- 300g Rolled Oats
- 60g White Chocolate
- Zest of 1 x Additional Lemon, for Decoration (Optional)
- 20cm (8″) Square Baking Tin
- 1 x Disposable Piping Bag or Sandwich Bag
Preheat your oven to 160°C/Fan 150°C and grease & line your baking tin with baking paper.
In a medium saucepan, melt together the brown sugar, butter, golden syrup, lemon zest, lemon juice & salt over a medium heat. Stir until smooth.
Weigh out the oats into a large bowl then pour over the melted syrup. Give it a really good mix to ensure all the oats are covered.
Now tip the mixture into your prepared tin and press it down firmly and evenly with the back of a spoon or a spatula.
Pop into the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes until a deep golden colour on top.
Allow to cool completely in the tin before removing and slicing into 16 pieces. (A 4 x 4 grid.)
To Decorate Your Flapjack
Then place a cooling rack over a sheet of newspaper and spread the flapjacks out evenly.
Break the white chocolate into your disposable piping bag or a sandwich bag & heat in the microwave in 10 second intervals. Give it a good ‘squish’ between each blast until it’s melted and smooth.
Then snip the end and pipe zigzags over each flapjack.
If you’re feeling fancy, while the chocolate is still melted & warm, grate a little lemon zest over the top of each bar. If the chocolate is still wet, it should stick.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 5 days.
You can’t tell me you’re not tempted by these?! Look at the delicious melty chocolate goodness! These are definitely worth a go. Even if you don’t bake regularly, I promise you good results. You will be surrounded by lots of yummy noises before you can say, “Where did they go??”
If you’re looking for a pure and simple traditional flapjack, this gloriously delicious UK flapjack recipe will be right up your street!
I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next time. Miss KitchenMason x
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- 100 g Soft Light Brown Sugar
- 200 g Unsalted Butter
- 3 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 1 Large Lemon, Zest & 2 tbsp Juice Only
- Pinch Salt
- 300 g Rolled Oats
- 60 g White Chocolate
- 1 Additional Lemon, Zest Only (For decoration, optional)
- 1 20cm (8″) Square Baking Tin
- 1 Disposable Piping Bag or Sandwich Bag
- Grease and line your baking tin and preheat the oven to 160°C/Fan 150°C.
- Weigh out the brown sugar, butter, golden syrup, lemon zest/juice and salt in a saucepan. Set over a medium heat and melt stirring often.
- Weigh the oats into a large bowl then pour over the syrup. Mix really well to coat every grain.
- Press the flapjack mixture into the prepared tin then bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 mins until golden and just coming away from the sides of the tin.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into 16 pieces.
- Break the white chocolate into a disposable piping bag (or sandwich bag) and melt in the microwave in 10 second blasts. Give it a squish between each time.
- When melted, snip off the corner and pipe zig-zags over each piece of flapjack set on a cooling rack over a sheet of newspaper. If you like, scatter over some lemon zest while the chocolate is still wet.
- Allow to set completely then store in an airtight container at room temperature. Consume within 5 days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.