Basic Baking: The Best Flapjack Recipe! | The Perfect Race Snack?

Published on March 10th 2022


We all know that carbs are our friend when it comes to fueling for endurance sports. We don’t need to complicate our nutrition plan, we just need to make sure we’ve got something that we want to eat on those long rides and steady runs. In the line of keeping it simple both for stomach and cooking skills, Heather is here to share a delicious oat flapjack recipe. Recipe below 👇 Useful Links Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Check out the GTN Shop 👉 INGREDIENTS 250g oats 2-3 TBSP golden syrup 125g butter 125g brown sugar Before we start the melting and mixing you’ll need to find yourself a baking tray, 20cm x 20cm approx and some sort of baking paper or foil to line it with. Then turn your oven to 180deg C / 350 F. Once you’ve lined your tin with the paper you’ve chosen, smother that in butter, you’ll find it easier if your butter is at room temperature. Make sure you’re generous, we don’t want the flapjacks sticking. If you haven’t yet done so, weigh out all of the ingredients. Now onto the fun part, the melting. You could do this in a microwave but there’s something far more satisfying about stirring it over the stove. Add the butter, sugar and syrup into your saucepan and on a low heat stir occasionally until the butter has melted and the sugar granules are no longer noticeable. Note you can swap up the sugar, I sometimes use coconut sugar for a subtle flavour change and even substitute honey in for the golden syrup. Do be careful though as honey is usually a little runnier so can affect the consistency. If you want diary free flapjacks then look at swapping the butter with a vegan butter or even try coconut oil if you like that flavour. The beauty of these flapjacks is their simplicity. You can add to this ingredients with nuts, fruit, desiccated coconut, chocolate chips, the choice is huge. All of those I’ve mentioned need to be mixed in with the oats, unless you’re using huge amounts they shouldn’t change the consistency. Pour the goey mixture over the oats in the bowl but I’m always keen to reduce the washing up so I pour the oats into the saucepan instead. Mix until they’re all fully coated and then spoon into your prepared tray. Level out the ingredients using the back of the spoon. Pop in the oven and check after 10’. You’re looking for the flapjacks to look golden brown. Too pale and they won’t be cooked and will be too goey, too dark and they’ll start to caramelise and become too crunchy. When out of the oven turn out and cut into squares. They’ll still be warm so place on a cooling rack to fully cool before placing into an airtight container. Watch more on GTN... 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our weekly show, The GTN Show 👉 Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound / Artlist 🎵 [DELETE AS APPRORPRIATE] #gtn #triathlon #swimbikerun #swim #bike #run [Insert appropriate Hashtags here] The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the world's biggest triathlon YouTube channel, with new videos every day! GTN is for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned triathletes to first-timers – and everyone in between! With the help of our former pro and Olympic medal-winning team, we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: - How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge - Try our session ideas - Investigations into wide-ranging topics - The best triathlon bike tech and gear with pro-know-how - In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport - Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media! Join us on YouTube’s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete! Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: Felt bicycles: THEMAGIC5: MET Helmets: Nuzest: ON Running: Orca: Park Tool: Selle Italia: Team Bath: Wahoo: Zwift: Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -