Posted by: NoCtrlZ | 2011/01/30

Agave Nectar Flapjacks

Simple, but delicious. These little treats are great for taking with you on picnics, cycling trips or hikes.

Note: Agave Nectar is available at most supermarkets these days. With its low GI it is almost branded as a health food. True, it is one of the most natural, least refined sweeteners available, but I feel it has mainly become popular because it tastes truely delicious. It is sweeter than honey and definitely worth a try if you haven’t already!


  • 200g Unsalted Butter
  • 125g Demerara Sugar
  • 250g Porridge Oats
  • 4 tbsp Agave Nectar (or honey)


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C  (this may differ slightly for fan-assisted ovens), and grease and line a baking tin/brownie pan (34 x 20 x 4cm) with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the butter over a low heat, then add the sugar and agave nectar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the oats and mix well. Take off the heat.
  4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until there is a consistent browning on the entire surface.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin for around 15 minutes, then slice into squares.


  1. Flapjacks are simple to make, but it may take some practice to judge the perfect time to get them out from the oven. Leaving them in for too long will make them solid pieces of brick, but not long enough and they will not hold together. Look for the browning all over, but without the edges being burnt.
  2. If your baking tin is too large, just pour the mixture into a rough rectangle shape and place something against the free edge (for example, a loaf tin) so the oats remain in this shape whilst being baked.

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