Published: April 25th 2020

We’ve tried plenty of flapjack recipes over the years as fuel for our cycling adventures, and think we’ve found the ultimate flapjack recipe for cycling (a bold claim we know).

It’s not going to win any health awards, but if you’re looking for high energy, high calorie snack with slow-release benefit of oats in addition to some protein packed nuts, then look no further. 


  • 250 g unsalted butter , plus extra for greasing
  • 250 g soft light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons runny honey
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 100 g mixed nuts , such as hazelnuts and pistachios
  • 150 g mixed dried fruit , such as cranberries, apricots and figs
  • 350 g rolled porridge oats


  • Preheat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF/gas 2. Grease and line a rectangular cake tin (roughly 20cm x 30cm).
  • Place the butter, sugar, honey and salt in a medium pan over a low heat, then allow the butter to melt, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, roughly chop the nuts and any larger dried fruit, then stir them into the pan along with the oats.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin, smoothing it out into an even layer. Place in the hot oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Leave to cool completely, then cut into squares and serve.

Once it’s cooled we like to cut into 6cm x 6cm squares and place in ziplock bags. We store ours in the freezer to avoid eating the whole batch in one go!

This recipe has been taken from Jamie Oliver’s excellent website.