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Quick & Easy Microwave Flapjacks Recipe on a Budget

Updated on October 25, 2017

10 Minute Microwave Flapjacks

Easily Make Microwave Flapjacks in 10 Minutes
Easily Make Microwave Flapjacks in 10 Minutes

Home Made Microwave Flapjacks in Under 10 Minutes

I love this cheap, easy and quick flapjack recipe for the microwave. It produces soft, moist flapjacks in under 10 minutes (plus the cooling/setting time) with a minimum of effort and mess! It's great that you don't have to heat up the oven, so it's energy saving too! Short link to this recipe:


  • 4oz (100g) butter
  • 1oz (25g) caster sugar
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 7oz (200g) oats
  • 5oz (150g) chocolate (or anything you want in the flapjacks, such as raisins, sultanas, cherries, fruit)


I use a 1 pint Pyrex jug for this as it means there's only one item to wash up, Pyrex glassware is microwave safe.

  • Melt the butter and sugar together in the microwave (just keep microwaving and stirring it for 15 seconds or so at a time for a couple of minutes).
  • Stir in the golden syrup (I use the squirty bottles as I find these easier to measure from than a tin).
  • Stir in the oats.
  • Microwave the whole mix on high for about 3 minutes. During this time the whole lot will grow in volume in the microwave (a 1 pint jug will contain it all).
  • If you have any other ingredients you want to add to the flapjacks, then stir these into the mixture now.
  • Lightly grease a baking dish.

10 Minute Flapjacks - mmm

Easily Make These Flapjacks in 10 Minutes
Easily Make These Flapjacks in 10 Minutes

And to Finish Your Flapjacks

  • Break the chocolate into small pieces in a small microwavable pot and melt the chocolate by microwaving it for 15-20 seconds at a time and stirring.
  • Spoon the flapjack mixture into the baking dish making it as thick as you want (or depending how big your dish is). Flatten the mixture down so it's neat.
  • Pour the chocolate over the top, or drizzle it over the top.
  • Leave the flapjack to one side to set, once it's cooled you can put it in the refrigerator. Once set, cut into squares.
  • Serve!

Tip: Use a silicone cake dish to make the flapjacks in - food doesn't stick to silicone, so it's really easy to remove it from the dish, with no greasing required. I've also used silicone muffin trays to make individual flapjacks, ideal as lunch-box treats.

.. And Finally ...

It's difficult to tell you how many flapjacks this recipe will make as it partly depends how thick you want them, but it's so easy to make that if there aren't enough, you can quickly whip up another batch! This mix should make enough for an 8" round or square tin though.

What I like to do is make one large amount and a couple of individual portions in muffin trays too. The individual portions will set a bit quicker and keep me from demolishing the whole of the main batch in one greedy session.

There you go - a quick flapjack recipe for the microwave. Enjoy!

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      Microwave Flapjack Addict 

      7 years ago

      I made this microwave flapjack recipe late last night to take to work today. By this morning it had set beautifully and I brought some slices to work and it's the best flapjack I've had for ages. Really moist and yummy. Nom, nom, nom. Voting this flapjack recipe my favourite!

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      8 years ago

      never mind i just found out!

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      8 years ago

      how many does this recipe make

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      8 years ago

      off to make mine mmmmm can not wait

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      9 years ago

      I find the cheaper own brand oats have a better texture than the more expensive name brands.This recipe is a great shortcut, nice one.

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      9 years ago

      I didn't have any golden syrup so I used honey and they still tasted really good! Great recipe :)

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      Dedicated Content Curator 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Not sure how come you can't see the ingredients for the Quick & Easy Microwave Flapjacks Lisa... they're at the top. Here they are again:


      * 4oz (100g) butter

      * 1oz (25g) caster sugar

      * 4 tablespoons golden syrup

      * 7oz (200g) oats

      * 5oz (150g) chocolate (or anything you want in the flapjacks, such as raisins, sultanas, cherries, fruit)

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      9 years ago

      Were Is The Ingrediajnts For The bLACK jACKSSS X


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      10 years ago

      They taste amazing! They are so much easier than normal flapjacks!!!

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      Research Analyst 

      11 years ago

      I didn't know you could make flapjacks in the microwave, wow and they look so yummy too! I will have to try this one.


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