Can You Freeze Flapjacks?

For a tasty treat that is the perfect choice for a snack or as a quick and easy lunchbox option, there is nothing quite like a flapjack – whether it’s chewy or crunchy they are just delicious!

Whether to make your flapjack crunchy or chewy is definitely down to personal choice and the main difference between the two is the type of oats. Jumbo oats will give you a chewy texture but smaller, rolled oats will give a nice crunch.

With such a handy snack to have around parents often start to wonder – can you freeze flapjacks?

The Quick Answer

Yes, you can freeze flapjacks. Flapjacks can be frozen for around 3 months. To freeze flapjacks, cut it up, place the pieces into a freezer-bag and then seal before placing the bag into the freezer. 

How to Freeze Flapjacks

If you have freshly baked flapjacks make sure you have allowed them plenty of time to cool down first. Once they are cool, follow a few instructions, and you will soon have a handy stash of flapjacks in the freezer.

  1. Cut into Portions
    Cut your flapjacks into portion size pieces and wrap them well in clingfilm. You want to make sure the portions are airtight.
  2. Bag Up
    Pop your wrapped flapjacks into a bag and make sure you label it with the name and date, so you know how long they have been in the freezer.
  3. Freeze
    Put the bag into the freezer and allow a few hours for them to freeze. It’s that simple!

3 Tips for Freezing Flapjacks

Now you know how to freeze flapjacks, we’ve got our 3 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing them to have the best results:

  • Layer with Baking Paper – If you’re worried about your flapjacks sticking to one another then you can place a sheet of baking or greaseproof paper between each flapjack. This will make it easier to pull one out of the freezer at a time.
  • Place Directly into Lunchboxes – You can actually place a frozen flapjack into a lunchbox to keep your lunch cool as it thaws throughout the day ready for you to snack on at lunch.
  • Use Quality Bags – You need to avoid air making its way to your flapjacks when they’re stored in the freezer. That’s why you need to use good-quality, thick freezer bags.

How Long Can You Freeze Flapjacks?

Flapjacks last pretty well in the freezer, and you can keep them in there for up to about three months. After that, the texture might start to deteriorate, and the taste can change due to freezer burn, and no one likes that freezer burn taste!

Luckily it’s rare for a sweet treat to need to last that long in a freezer and your family will always be glad of a tasty snack.

You Can Freeze Flapjacks for up to 3 Months

How Do You Defrost Flapjacks?

Flapjacks are just as easy to defrost as they were to freeze. You need to take them out of the freezer and put them in the fridge and let them thaw out.

If you are using these as part of a packed lunch, you can also pop them straight into your lunchbox.

The bonus of this is that it will also keep the rest of your lunch cool all morning too! Just make sure you put the frozen flapjack into a bag to stop any excess moisture from leaking over your lunch as it thaws out.

Can You Refreeze Flapjacks?

Refreezing flapjacks is not something we would recommend. It can ruin the texture further, leaving you with crumbly dry flapjacks. Instead, only thaw a flapjack when you know you’re going to eat it.

Do Flapjacks Freeze Well?

As with many food items asking whether they freeze well or not often gives you a ‘yes…but’ type of answer. Flapjacks do freeze fairly well on the whole, and they will be delicious, but they won’t be exactly like the fresh version you might be used to.

They tend to lose some of their structure in the freezing process and can become crumbly to eat. This isn’t generally too much of a hardship, though! Crumbly flapjacks taste just as satisfying as chewy or crunchy versions!

Related FAQs

If you’ve still got questions about freezing flapjacks or them in general, then these may help:

Can You Freeze Chocolate-Covered Flapjacks?

You certainly can – you can use the method we’ve outlined on this page. Be warned, however, that the more you add to your flapjacks, the greater the chance of the texture being off when you come to defrosting then eating them.

Maybe consider drizzling flapjacks with freshly melted chocolate once they have been defrosted instead?

Can You Freeze Oats?

The core ingredient in any flapjack is oats. But the question is, can you freeze oats before you combine them into a flapjack. The thing with oats is that they can last for around 2 years in the cupboard if kept in an airtight container.

This, therefore, begs the question: What’s the point?

You can freeze them but there really is no point if you store your oats properly in the first place.

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