I have previously mentioned about reducing sugar in the things I bake and these biscuits only contain maple syrup and raisins for sweetness. They are quite plain but this make me realise how much added sugar is in processed products. These biscuits are quite dry so they would be perfect for dipping into your tea!!
Recipe: Mini Oat raisin Biscuits (makes 12)
50g plain flour
1/2 baking powder
Pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp milk or milk alternative
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Melt the butter, syrup and 3 tablespoons of milk together, pour into the bowl and mix together until a dough forms.
The dough might be a little stiff so you could add a little more milk, otherwise roll out onto a lightly floured surface and use a cutter to cut out the biscuit shapes.
Place on the baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes and leave to cool on a wire rack before eating.
Today’s post is all about these delicious cake slices. I’m trying to create recipes that are slightly healthier but still taste good. I decided to use a dark chocolate with a cocoa percentage higher than 70% because it contains less sugar and is much healthier. Dark chocolate is also a great source of antioxidants providing health benefits to the body. It is important to check the ingredients when buying dark chocolate because most products sold are not what they claim. Oats are linked to a feeling of fullness and provide digestive benefits. Oats are also nutrient dense and contain good sources of fibre, carbohydrates and manganese. These cake slices tasted so good and I would recommend eating it freshly baked and warm straight from the oven.
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Oat Cake Slices (5 slices)
50g self raising flour
2 blocks dark chocolate, grated
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl and mix in the egg.
Next add the flour, oats and grated chocolate.
Combine everything in a bowl and place in the tin, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until fully cooked. Leave to cool before serving.
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.
Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great day. I made this recipe because we had quite a few Mars bars in the house as it’s everyone’s least favourite chocolate bar. I decided on flapjacks because of the sweet ingredients from the syrup and sugar and I thought the Mars bar would be a great alternative. So… the end result was okay, the flapjacks stuck together and looked good however, there was a slight malt-nougat taste that I didn’t really like. Anyway, the good thing about this recipe is that there are only 3 ingredients and it takes very little time to make.
Recipe: Mars Bar Flapjack (makes 9)
3 Mars bars – chopped
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line a oven tray with baking paper.
Pour the oats into a bowl and then separately melt the butter and chopped Mars bars in a pot ans stir.
Pour the mixture over the oats and combine everything together. Put into the tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and making the most out of the lovely weather, if you are in the UK. I recently made some oaty muffins which I thought would be great as breakfast muffins because they are filling, healthy and tasty. Sometimes it can get quite repetitive eating cereal, toast or smoothies in the morning so its nice to have something different that still has the same breakfast element from the oats, egg, milk and cinnamon. This recipe was something I created and the outcome was really good, the only adjustment you might want to make would be adding a little more sugar if you have a sweet tooth but other than that it tastes pretty good.
Oaty Muffins (makes 6 large muffins)
100g plain flour
65g soft brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and put 6 muffin cases on a baking tray.
In a bowl mix all of the dry ingredients together. Then in a separate bowl whisk all of the wet ingredients together then pour into the flour mixture stirring until everything is combined.
Evenly spoon the mixture into the cases and sprinkle some extra oats on top.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and leave to cool completely before eating.