Why Not Give These Healthy Flapjacks as a Teacher Thank You Gift

Flapjacks are a great healthy, slow energy releasing and filling treat.  They are good for lunch-boxes, snacks between school and after-school activities, or even for popping into the picnic bag for a day out. Or why not make them as a thank you gift for the teacher before the summer holidays begin?  This recipe lets the children decide what combination of fruit or chocolate chips to put in them, so get them involved and have fun!

You will need:

  • 200g oats
  • 125g butter / margarine
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 60ml golden syrup
  • 25g sesame seeds

Plus let your kids help you choose any two from this list:

  • 50g mixed fruit
  • 50g dried cranberries 
  • 50g raisins
  • 50g chocolate chips
  • 50g sultanas
  • 50g chopped dried apricots


1. Preheat oven to 180◦ C / Gas 4 and line a Swiss roll tin with baking paper.

2. Over a medium heat melt the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar.

3. Mix the oats, your two fruit or chocolate choices and sesame seeds in a bowl.

4. Pour the butter mixture into the large bowl and mix well.

5. Turn out onto the baking tray and flatten it down really well with a potato masher.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from tray.

7. Cut to shape.

8. Place flapjacks into bun cases for ease of transport for lunch-boxes or picnics.


To freeze: Allow to cool completely and cut to shape. Leave on tray and put in freezer. Leave a few hours to freeze then take out and transfer frozen flapjacks to a freezer bag or lunchbox. You will then be able to remove them individually to defrost as needed. 

Allergen Notes:

This recipe is dairy-free if you ensure to use dairy-free margarine and dairy-free chocolate chips. It is nut-free if you ensure to use nut-free chocolate chips. It is gluten-free if you ensure to use gluten-free oats. Contains Sesame but it will still work without so leave out if you need to. Also egg-free.