Date flapjacks







Cook Time

25-30 Min


  • 100g/4oz butter
  • 4 tablespoons clear honey
  • 175g/6oz rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 100g/4oz chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F/Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 20cm/8in square shallow baking tin.
  • Melt the butter with the honey in a saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients, and mix thoroughly.
  • Press the oat mixture into the baking tin, and bake for about 25 minutes until golden. Allow to cool on a wire rack, and cut into squares while still slightly warm.


Date Quality:
Use fresh and soft dates for a chewy texture. If dates are too dry, soak them in hot water before chopping.
Butter and Sugar Ratio:
Maintain the proper ratio of butter and sugar to achieve the right consistency and sweetness.
Mixing Carefully:
Mix the date mixture and oats gently to avoid crushing the oats and maintain a desirable texture.
Even Thickness:
Press the mixture evenly into the baking dish to ensure uniform baking.
Cooling Time:
Allow the flapjacks to cool completely before cutting to prevent crumbling.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature. For longer shelf life, refrigerate or freeze.
Feel free to add nuts, seeds, or spices according to your preference, but maintain the balance for a harmonious flavor.
By following these precautions, you’ll enhance the likelihood of creating scrumptious date flapjacks with the perfect combination of sweetness and chewiness.
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