Cooking With Kids: Blackberry And Apple Flapjacks

Here's a lovely easy, nutritous winter recipe for you and the kids to enjoy. It's from food expert Beverley Glock, who's been writing a series of new recipes for Ocado's Cooking with Kids pages.

Blackberry and Apple Flapjack

Flapjack is a good food for school lunchboxes and snacks, made with oats which are slow release carbs plus helping towards your Five a Day with apples and blackberries. Easy to make, supervise younger children if you allow them to use the stove top, otherwise let them prepare the fruit and weigh out the ingredients.


120g Butter

80g Demerera sugar

2 tbsp Golden syrup

125g Rolled oats

125g Jumbo oats

1 Large bramley apple, peeled and grated

250g Blackberries, washed

If you can't get hold of jumbo oats then double the quantity of rolled oats.


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 5.

2. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan over a medium heat.

3. When melted, remove from the heat, add the oats and grated apple and mix well.

4. Mash the blackberries gently with a fork.

5. Grease a 20cm square cake tin and line with baking parchment (this makes it easier to get the flapjack out when it's cooked).

6. Press half the flapjack mix into the base of the tin, smear the mashed blackberries gently over the top and top with the rest of the flapjack so the blackberries are sandwiched in the middle.

7. Bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned. This flapjack may take longer to cook than normal flapjack due to the moistness of the added fruit, it will also remain moist when cool.

Makes 12

Total time required: 50 mins

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

More easy family recipes like this from Ocado's Cooking With Kids.