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.
I used to bake flapjacks so often when I was much younger as it’s pretty simple to make. It’s actually been a while so I thought I’d switch it up using peanut butter (PB) and raisins for that lovely balance of sweet and salty. I’ve used smooth peanut butter but I feel like crunchy PB would work just as well. This is quite a sweet treat so be sure to eat with moderation, try offering some slices to your friends, family, and work colleagues!
This recipe is full of many great ingredients such as PB, oats and raisins. A great snack idea and full of protein for that extra burst of energy. These flapjacks taste so good and you get all of the flavours with a subtle hint of PB, also try them whilst slightly warm for a comforting dessert along with a scoop of ice cream.
Recipe: Peanut butter and raisin flapjacks (makes 9)
100g soft brown light sugar
75g smooth peanut butter
Set the oven to gas mark 4, line a small oven tray with baking paper and set aside.
In a small pot, add the honey, sugar, butter and peanut butter and place on a gentle heat until melted.
Put the oats and raisins into a large bowl and pour over the melted honey mixture, combining everything together.
Place into the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown but still slightly soft.
Wait at least 10 minutes for the flapjacks to cool down, before cutting into 9 bars.
Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well. Today’s recipe feature oats and raisins which are both tasty and popular baking ingredients. Oats are very healthy, gluten free and full of nutrients. Raisins are beneficial to the body when eaten in moderation as they are sweet and high in sugar, raisins are also high in vitamins, minerals and fibre.
These cookies are so delicious, I like to keep them in the oven long enough so that they have a little crispiness to the bite. They are perfect to eat at anytime of the day and make a great snack.
Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (makes 34)
250g demerara sugar
4 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
140g plain flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
Set the oven to gas mark 6 and line to trays with baking paper.
In a bowl, mix the butter and sugar together, then add the egg, water and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and raisins together. Slowly add to the egg mixture mixing until smooth.
Use a tablespoon to spoon the mixture onto the baking tray and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.