Elderflower Flapjack Oat Bars

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By In The Playroom

I’ve been experimenting with baking with Elderflower and decided to try some Elderflower and Maple Syrup flapjacks. It’s a really simple recipe and we could definitely taste the Elderflower flavour in the finished result.

Elderflower flapjack recipe (a delicious and simple oat bar)


  • 175g oats
  • 110g butter
  • 40g sugar
  • maple syrup
  • Belvoir Elderflower Cordial


  • Melt the butter over a low heat and add the sugar. Mix them together over the heat.
  • Add the oats, and mix well so that they are well covered
  • Add maple syrup (amount according to your taste) and mix well again. We used a couple of squeezes from a squeezy bottle, which was plenty
  • Add a dash of Belvoir Elderflower cordial (amount according to taste) and mix again. We added a generous dash of undiluted cordial, and the flavour came through very well. I had thought that maybe it wouldn’t, which is why I was quite free with the amount I poured in. I think about a tablespoon would be enough to give the flavour.
  • Transfer the mixture to a tin or tray. We used a non stick round tray.
  • Bake in a preheated oven 180 C / Gas 4 for 20 minutes
  • Enjoy! You can try them straight away but they are best left a while to set if you want to cut them into slices easily.

Bake at:

Bake in a preheated oven 180 C / Gas 4 for 20 minutes 

Flapjacks are one of the simplest and cheapest treats to make and they work well in lunchboxes, or for a snack, or even for a picnic. I hope you like this Elderflower variety!

These are British flapjacks. I have heard that an American flapjack is a type of pancake but this is something different. It’s more like an oat bar or a granola bar, and if you have not tried them you should definitely give them a go!

You might also like:

Elderflower biscuits
Elderflower fairy cakes

Elderflower wand biscuits

Elderflower fairy cakes

If you like flapjacks, what are your favourite varieties? Let me know in the comments! 

Easy and simple Elderflower flapjack oat bars recipe

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15 thoughts on “Elderflower Flapjack Oat Bars”

  1. Ooh these sound very unusual – I’ve never thought to team Elderflower with Maple syrup – bet it is a match made in heaven. Thanks so much for linking up with #Bakeoftheweek – welcome to the gang! New linky going up around 12.30 today x

  2. Wow I’ve never heard of Elderflower Cordial. Is it a wine? These look like they would taste really amazing though. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

  3. I’ve never heard of Elderflower Cordial. I find it interesting that a British flapjack is like a bar. That makes it easy to discern what it should come out like. I’ll have to check out my local health food and world food stores to see if I can find this. Thanks for sharing with Creative Style!

  4. Yum, very appealing indeed. I love the elderflower. Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek – I have pinned this post to my food boards and scheduled in a tweet for this evening 🙂 There’s also a fresh linky live at 6pm – hope you join in! x


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