Recipe | Rhubarb Flapjack

rhubarb flapjack

rhubarb flapjack recipe

I picked up a bunch of rhubarb the other day when I was shopping, half planning on making a crumble with it. Be then, seeing as the weather was so hot, we didn’t really fancy a hot pudding. So it sat in my fridge and I thought about making some kind of cake, but then one of the kiddos requested we make flapjack… and voila! I’ve never made rhubarb flapjack before, but it turned out SO good! I might pop some ginger in with the Rhubarb when it cooks next time I make it, but other than that this is probably the tastiest flapjack I’ve made {or eaten}. So deliciously moist and squidgy, and it keeps for a few days in a tin really well. We often make flapjack for that reason – we can make a big batch at the beginning of the week and it will see us through a few days – perfect for a quick snack in the afternoon, or I’ll pop some under the pushchair if we go out.

recipe rhubarb flapjack


3 stalks of rhubarb
12oz Oats
3oz self-raising flour
2 oz brown sugar
4tbsp butter/spread
4tbsp golden syrup/maple syrup/agave [I used maaple syrup this time]


1| Chop the rhubarb up fairly small. Place in a saucepan and cover with water and 1tbsp of the brown sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 mintues until the rhubarb is soft. Strain and stand to one side {keep the liquid you strain off}

2| Mix the oats, flour and sugar in a bowl. Melt the syrup and butter in a pan.

3| Pour the syrup/butter over the oats, add the rhubarb and mmix well.

4| Add a little of the rhubarb liquid at atime – you want the mix to come togheter and be damp but not too wet.

5| Place into a greased tin, bake at 180C for 20 minutes

6| Leave to cool in the tin and slice into squares.

7| Enjoy with a cup of tea {and try not to eat all at once}



  1. June 8, 2016 / 12:26

    I love rhubarb but would never have thought to make flapjacks with it! I’ve just text Belle the link it this and am going to buy some rhubarb on the way home so that she can make them for me :-)

  2. June 9, 2016 / 11:22

    Great idea, I love fruity flapjack and the idea of adding ginger – it’s one of my favourite flavour combos!

  3. June 9, 2016 / 12:05

    mm I love anything with rhubarb in as it reminds me of being little and living at my nanas house. She would pick it fresh from the garden and then bake that afternoon. Will have to do the same for the kiddo x

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