Gluten Free Flapjacks – My Gluten Free Information

These gluten free flapjacks are a traditional British tea time deal with, with added seeds and dried cranberries for texture and flavour. Good for lunchboxes (this can be a nut free recipe) and an actual crowd-pleaser, they’re certain to go down a deal with.

gluten free flapjacks

Flapjacks are a simple bake to tailor too. Whereas I’ve saved mine nut free to make them appropriate for my daughter’s lunchbox (faculties within the UK are typically nut free zones), you’ll be able to add in walnuts, pecans or cashews for those who like. Swap the cranberries or raisins, or the pumkin seeds for sunflower seeds. And so forth.

So long as you retain the general portions constant, these gluten free flapjacks will end up splendidly. Or for one thing a bit extra chocolately, with additional crunch, attempt my Crunchy Chewy Cornflake Flapjacks recipe.

gluten free flapjacks recipe

And for any confused US readers – who’re used to “flapjacks” being a sort of pancake – these are primarily baked oat bars, certain along with butter, brown sugar and golden syrup. For those who can’t pay money for golden syrup, attempt mild corn syrup instead (nonetheless I’ve not tried and examined this).

gluten free flapjack

Aren’t Oats Gluten Free Naturally?

Coeliacs and folks following a gluten free eating regimen want to make use of licensed gluten free oats. Whereas oats are naturally gluten free, they’re usually processed on the identical gear as gluten-containing grains (comparable to wheat and barley). The ensuing cross contamination renders then not gluten free.

You could find gluten free oats within the free from aisle in supermarkets, or purchase them in bulk on-line.

Some coeliacs can’t tolerate oats, attributable to having a further intolerance to the protein avenin, contained in oats. Therefore for those who plan on making these for a coeliac buddy, verify with them first to make sure oats are okay for them.

Gluten Free Flapjacks Recipe

This recipe makes 12-16 flapjacks, relying on the dimensions you need. 16 bars or 12 rectangular flapjacks which are barely bigger. Beneath you’ll discover the total recipe, with some methodology footage to assist information you thru.

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Gluten Free Flapjacks

Yield: Makes 12-16

Gluten Free Flapjacks

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time:
20 minutes

Extra Time:

Complete Time:
1 hour

Traditional gluten free flapjacks with added pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. A nut free recipe, making them lunchbox pleasant!


  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 160g golden syrup
  • 80g comfortable mild brown sugar
  • 360g gluten free rolled oats
  • 80g dried cranberries
  • 80g pumpkin seeds
  • Pinch of Maldon salt flakes (non-obligatory)


  1. Reduce the butter into small chunks and place in a medium non-stick saucepan, together with the golden syrup and light-weight brown sugar. Place over and low-medium warmth and heat the contents of the pan till the butter has melted, then for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Within the meantime, add the gluten free oats, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and salt to a big bowl and blend with a picket spoon. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan).
  3. Pour the melted butter and sugar from the saucepan into the bowl, over the dry elements. Combine every little thing collectively very well to utterly mix right into a flapjack combination.
  4. Line the bottom and sides of a 20x30cm baking tin with non stick baking paper (you may additionally want to grease the tin with somewhat butter, to make sure the paper stays put). Tip the flapjack combination into the ready tin and use the again of a fork to press it out and compact into an excellent layer.
  5. Place into the oven on the center shelf and bake for 20 minutes, till golden on prime. Then take away from the oven and depart to chill utterly within the tin. For those who attempt to slice it whereas heat it will crumble.
  6. As soon as cooled, fastidiously raise the flapjack and baking paper out of the tin and onto a big chopping board. Reduce into 16 bars, or 12 items if you’d like barely bigger flapjacks. Then retailer in an hermetic container and luxuriate in at your leisure! They maintain properly for as much as 5 days.

I hope you like making and consuming these gluten free flapjacks! Stick round for extra tasty gluten free recipes, like these:

Comfortable cooking! Laura xxx