Meal Plan 4 – Flapjacks, 3p a piece

Feb 19, 2015 | 1 comment


Meal Plan 4 – Flapjacks, 3p a piece


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Basic Flapjack Recipe

This recipe uses some of what we have left on meal plan 4. Usually when I make flapjacks, I would use some golden syrup, which sticks them together and makes them deliciously sticky, but we don’t have any of that. We have just this little bit of flour available, but it worked beautifully, with the flapjacks holding together really well, making them transportable for lunches or whatnot.

Flapjacks, part of the weekly meal plan, number 4. Sticky, sweet and great for hungry moments, packed lunches, when the kids get in from school etc Click To Tweet




basic flapjack recipe


An amazingly easy and delicious flapjack recipe
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
dairy free by Olguioo from the Noun Project
Dairy Free
No Nuts by Llisole from the Noun Project
Nut Free
vegan by Guilherme Furtado from the Noun Project
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
Servings: 9 people
Cost per portion 3p
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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  • 50 g sugar 1kg/79p, 4p
  • 100 ml veg oil 1 litre/£1.25, 12p
  • 125 g oats value 75p, 9p
  • 80 g flour value 45p, 2p


  • The method couldn’t be simpler, just tip everything in a bowl and stir it all well together.
  • Tip the mixture into a small tin and press it down well, this helps the cooked flapjacks to stick together. You could use an ordinary baking tray and press the mixture into half of it, the mixture shouldn’t spread, but you could create a partition with some folded foil or greaseproof.
  • Bake at 180C fan/ 200C non fan/ 400F / gas mark 6, for about 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into pieces. I cut mine into 9 pieces, you can cut them into whatever size suits you best


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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1 Comment

  1. m

    thank you very much for this website. i faced to frustrating financial problems while being a student, and your blog really helped to eat properly while having nearly in my pocket. please keep doing what you do. you are amazing person. my best wishes.

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