If you like eating cookies, but don’t want the fat-making and teeth rotting sugar rush of ‘normal cookies’, try these instead. They are totally lush, and are much better for you than most other kinds of cookies. You can play with the ingredients to make them more your thing (a bit of grated chocolate tastes pretty good!) an you can eat them knowing that you aren’t wrecking your health – yeah!
They are also easy enough for kids to make too – and even the mix in the bowl tastes amazing too!
(adapted from the Soft Oatmeal Cookies recipe in The Complete Wholefood Cusine by Nikki and David Goldbeck)
½ cup of wholewheat spelt flour
1 ½ cups of organic oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup of organic coconut oil and organic butter (I usually do half and half – but it depends on your tastes etc) – at room temp,ie slightly melted!
1/3 cup organic runny honey
1 organic egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Optional: ½ cup raisins or dessicated coconut or organic chocolate chips or dates or mashed banana or almonds.
Preheat oven to 180 centigrade
Mix flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and your extra option, if using.
Mix the honey and butter/coconut oil and stir into flour mix. Add beaten egg and mix well.
Drop mixture tablespoon by tablespoon either into little cake holders, or onto a greased and floured baking sheet. Be sure to lick the spoon and bowl so that you get the full baking experience. Bake for about 12-15 mins, until golden brown.
Leave to cool, but definitely test one before they are cold as they are divine when still hot!
This recipe is so easy and quick – takes about 20 mins from start to munchtime. Bear in mind, even though they are a far better choice than shop bought treats, they still are the kind of thing you don’t want to be making and eating on a daily basis! As an energy boost, mid-avo snack or post-meal pudding (they go really well with a bit of organic natural yogurt too) they are brilliant. And even people who like loads of sugar like them too!