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Spiced Plum Flapjacks

Spiced Plum Flapjacks

Flapjacks (oat bars) with a plum compote filling with warming spices
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Flapjacks
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 282kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the plum compote

  • 500 g Plums de-stoned & chopped
  • 75 g Light brown soft sugar
  • ½ tsp Mixed spice
  • ½ tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour

For the flapjacks

  • 165 g Butter unsalted
  • 100 g Golden syrup
  • 100 g Light brown soft sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 340 g Oats
  • 160 g Plain flour
  • 3 tbsp Flaked almonds optional


  • Start by making the plum filling. After chopping all of the plums and removing the stones, put them into a pan along with the light brown sugar, cinnamon, mixed spice, ginger and cornflour
  • Place on a low heat and put a lid on the pan. Let them cook down on a low heat for about 25-30 minutes until they are soft
  • Roughly mash up the plum mixture with a fork or potato masher. It doesn't need to be smooth. Set it aside to cool down
  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a 9" square tin with baking paper
  • To make the flapjacks melt the butter on a low heat in a pan with the golden syrup, when it is fully melted add the vanilla and stir it in
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oats, plain flour, and light brown sugar
  • Add the melted butter and syrup mixture to the bowl of oats, and mix it all together until the oats are fully coated
  • Press about two thirds of the flapjack mixture into the bottom of a lined traybake tin until compact and even
  • Spread the plum mixture on top, then cover it with the rest of the flapjack mixture, it won't completely cover it, but you want the plum mixture to peak through. Sprinkle over the flaked almonds
  • Bake them for 25 minutes until they are golden all over
  • Let them cool fully before cutting into squares, to speed up the cooling you can pop them in the fridge
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 5 days


Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. If you can't get hold of it, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg