Hot Cross Bun Spiced Flapjacks – These deliciously chewy flapjacks taste just like hot cross buns. They’re thick and gooey, perfectly spiced, and topped with a drizzle of white chocolate!
Hot Cross Bun Spiced Flapjacks
If you’re a big fan of Hot Cross Buns, then you’ll love today’s recipe. I made flapjacks that taste just like hot cross buns, and they are AMAZING.
Seriously, you are gonna love these chewy, gooey bars that are flavoured with warm spices.
They are much easier and quicker to make than hot cross buns, and you’ll want to make them time and time again!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these flapjacks. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- porridge oats
- light brown sugar
- mixed spice
- ground cinnamon
- ground nutmeg
- orange zest
- chocolate chips (you can use sultanas instead!)
- unsalted butter
- golden syrup
- white chocolate
How to make Hot Cross Bun Spiced Flapjacks
To make these delicious flapjacks, simply whisk together the oats, sugar, spices, and orange zest. Toss in the chocolate chips.
If you prefer sultanas, you can totally use them instead of chocolate chips. Or why not use a mix of both? 🙂
Next, pour in the melted butter and golden syrup. I use 4 whole tablespoons of golden syrup to create extra gooey flapjacks.
Mix until completely combined, and the oats mixture is fully coated.
Firmly press the mixture into an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment or foil. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting up into bars.
Once cooled, top these flapjacks with a drizzle of white chocolate, if desired!
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These Hot Cross Bun Spiced Flapjacks are:
- deliciously thick and chewy
- incredibly gooey – no dry flapjacks here!
- perfectly spiced to taste like hot cross buns
- topped with a drizzle of melted white chocolate
This recipe makes 16 squares, or you can cut them up into about 10 long bars (as pictured).
Leftover flapjacks can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Perfect for when guests turn up, or for when a craving kicks in.
Forget Easter, you’ll want to be making these flapjacks all year round!
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!