Breakfast bar

This fruity, chewy flapjack is packed with delicious oats and cereal – kids can help make them and they’re perfect for lunchboxes

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 205
  • fat 10g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 25g
  • sugars 17g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 50g mixed dried fruits (a mixture of raisins, sultanas and apricots is nice)
  • 50g mixed seeds
  • 140g oats
  • 25g multi-grain hoop cereal
  • 100g butter
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g golden syrup


Before you start
Wash your hands, tie back long hair, if necessary, and put on an apron.Equipment you will need
? Weighing scales ? Mixing bowl ? Saucepan ? Spatula ? 20cm/8in square baking tin, lined with baking parchmentFor parents
Melting the butter, sugar and syrup can be dangerous for young children to do unsupervised.


  1. Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking parchment.

  2. Put the dried fruit in a mixing bowl. Add the seeds, oats and cereal, and mix well.

  3. Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup in the saucepan. Cook gently on the hob, stirring with the spatula, until the butter and sugar are melted.

  4. Remove from the heat and pour the dry ingredients into the saucepan. Mix well until all the ingredients are coated with the syrup mix.

  5. Fill the baking tin with the mixture. Use the spatula to press the mix down evenly. Bake at 160C/140C fan/gas 3 for 20 mins, then leave to cool completely before cutting into squares or fingers. Store in an airtight tin for up to 3 days – if they last that long!

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