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Blackcurrant Flapjacks recipe

Updated: Oct 28, 2023

Blackcurrant flapjack
Blackcurrant flapjack

Blackcurrant Oat Flapjack Recipe

It's now July, and my lovely blackcurrant bush is brimming with berries. After making a few jars of blackcurrant jelly, we are now moving on to this lovely recipe. This mouthwatering recipe combines the natural sweetness of blackcurrants with the comforting goodness of oats, resulting in a delightful and satisfying snack that even the fussiest toddler would love.

When it comes to flapjacks, nothing beats the combination of chewy oats, buttery goodness, and a burst of tangy fruit. The aroma that fills your kitchen as these delectable treats bake in the oven is enough to make anyone's mouth water. So, let's gather our ingredients and get started on creating these irresistible Blackcurrant Flapjacks.


- 150g of blackcurrants

- 200g of rolled oats

- 100g of all-purpose flour

- 200g of unsalted butter, melted

- 200g of sugar

- 2tb spoons of honey or maple syrup

- 1 teaspoon of baking powder

- A pinch of salt


Now, let's dive into the step-by-step process of creating these delightful Blackcurrant Oat Flapjacks:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking dish with parchment paper. This will prevent the flapjacks from sticking and make for easy removal later.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix them together, allowing the dry ingredients to blend together.

3. Pour in the melted unsalted butter and honey (or maple syrup) into the dry mixture. Stir well until the ingredients are thoroughly combined, creating a sticky and luscious flapjack mixture.

4. Gently fold in blackcurrants, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. The burst of tangy sweetness from the blackcurrants will add a delightful contrast to the oats, making each bite a burst of tangy flavor.

5. Transfer the mixture into the lined baking dish, spreading it out evenly and pressing it down firmly. You can use the back of a spoon or a spatula to achieve a smooth and compact layer, ensuring the flapjacks hold their shape after baking .

6. Place the dish into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown and the flapjacks are set in the middle. The delightful aroma will fill your kitchen as they bake, heightening the anticipation of enjoying these delicious treats.

7. Once baked to perfection, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool in the pan. This will allow the flapjacks to firm up and become easier to slice. The waiting period may require some patience, but trust me, it'll be worth it.

8. Once the flapjacks have cooled, carefully lift them out of the pan using the parchment paper and place them on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut them into delightful squares or bars of your desired size. You can make them small for bite-sized treats or larger for a more substantial snack. You can also sprinkle some icing sugar if desired. Enjoy them as they are or poor some warm custard on top.

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Garden Prepper
Garden Prepper
Jul 02, 2023

Thankyou for this recipe, I have 1 blackcurrant bush and have picked 3kg of fruit so far. There's still plenty left to turn black. I have made pies and cheesecakes, will add flapjacks to my list. I am going to be making some jam too.

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