Orange, apricot and almond flapjack

img_6153As I eagerly expect some snow (please please please let there be enough for an igloo!) I thought I would have a little play in the kitchen.

This recipe comes from one of the two wonderful Wendys in my life.  Food has emotional warmth and meaning attached to it, and I love collecting recipes from friends.

I was in the mood for a bit of experimentation this morning.  I read on another blogpost about marmalade flapjack a couple of weeks ago (wish I could remember where! Will try to find a link later!), where the flapjack was glazed with marmalade (see here for my post on Marmalade), but I wanted to see if the orange flavour would come through if you incorporated it in the oaty mix.  I was after a rich infusion of orange!  So I also added zest of orange too.  Because I had them in the cupboard I chose apricots and almonds today, but on another day I might have gone for dried cherries, cranberries or even strawberries, walnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds…the possibilities with flapjack are endless.

So here is the recipe (thank you Wendy!)


200g butter

6 tablespoons golden syrup

2 tablespoons marmalade

zest of 1 orange

100g Demerara sugar

350g rolled oats

50g self-raising flour

100g dried apricots, chopped

100g almonds, chopped


  1. Grease and line a swiss-roll tin (about 30cm x 21cm).
  2. Heat oven to 180◦
  3. Melt the butter with the treacle, marmalade, sugar and orange zest.
  4. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Press into the tin and bake for 30-40 mins.
  6. Cool for 15 mins and then enjoy with a bucket of tea, whilst hoping for snow.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Mmmmm…will try! Sunshine and cold here with maybe snow tomorrow…

  2. Tish Farrell says:

    Also naughty, for after weeks of not making a cake, your flapjack recipe drove me to making ginger cake. It’s in the oven now.

    1. Ali says:

      Ooh, that sounds good. We need something sweet and sticky on a day like today!

  3. Looks delicious. May you get your igloo. 😉

    1. Ali says:

      Thank you! We’ve had a few flakes!

  4. Jodi says:

    loooks so delish!!! Hope your igloo happens!

    1. Ali says:

      It has snowed! We’re starting on the igloo!

  5. Cathy says:

    Ooh, these do look good. And you can burn off the extra calories with digging in the snow! 😉

    1. Ali says:

      It is a great excuse!

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