These cookies are really nice and filling, stuffed full of chia seeds, oats and raisins making them perfect for the mornings. These cookies are thick and chunky, which is why they are so perfect for the mornings if you like to be full in the mornings. I’m so pleased with this recipe, I planned it quickly and it turned out so well. I say this a lot but they are great for carrying to work as a little snack to keep you going throughout the day.
Recipe: Oatmeal and chia seed cookies (makes 8)
65g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
80g soft brown sugar
20g chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Set the oven to gas mark 5 and line 1 tray with baking paper.
Add all of the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
Next add the vanilla extract and butter.
Mix with a spoon first then use your hands until it forms a soft dough (it may stick to the hands a little but it’s fine).
Equally scoop out the dough, role into a ball, flatten and place on the tray.
Put into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Leave to cool on a wire rack before eating and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Today’s post is a healthy one and a great snack when feeling peckish. I got the recipe from here a website dedicated to showing the nutrition of chia seeds with a range of recipes, the only difference is that I didn’t include the lemon curd. I found this recipe because I was trying to find something I could bake using chia seeds as I’d recently brought a packet with the intention of making chia pudding but the texture and taste wasn’t for me, a cake was my next option. Chia seeds are a great superfood known for being a rich source of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids and protein which is great if you are vegan/vegetarian because they are a great nutritious plant source. Overall, I really liked this cake because it wasn’t too sweet and I was able to appreciate the refreshing flavour of the lemon zest.
Recipe: Lemon and chia seed loaf (makes 1 loaf tin)
60g caster sugar
150g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 lemon, zested
75ml milk (or milk alternative)
15g chia seeds
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a loaf tine with baking paper.
In a bowl, mix the sugar and butter together and beat in the egg.
Next sift the flour, baking powder and zest into the bowl and combine.
Add the milk and chia seeds, give it a final mix and pour into the loaf tin.