This recipe for filling, oat-based cookies is probably the healthiest biscuit recipe I’ve come up with so far! And ok, healthy might be a stretch, but the recipe has plenty of goodness in it, and none of the terrible preservatives etc you encounter in store-bought cookies. I came up with it while playing around with various ingredients with my young daughter. She had been given a school assignment to do some baking, and we thought that it would be great to pair her assignment with a recipe that I can post on fooodlove!
These cookies are a treat. Their squidgy texture and their subtly spiced vanilla flavour, alongside the added sweetness from the honey, dried cranberries and chocolate chips, make them a definite sweet treat. But if you’re looking for a biscuit which is both a treat and has some goodness to it, this is a great option, as those oats give slow-release energy, making sure a nibble of cookie will keep you going as well as satisfying your sweet tooth!
While rolling the cookies into small balls, you may want to keep your hands wet so the mixture doesn’t stick so much.
You will need about 45 minutes to make 14 pieces of this recipe, which has approximately 129 calories each. Make sure you have all the ingredients and follow these 7 simple steps. If you have any questions, send me an email and I’d be more than happy to help!
Use a bowl to combine the coconut oil, egg, honey and vanilla extract into a liquid mixture and set aside.
Pour the liquid mixture from the first step and mix them all together until you have a sticky mixture.
Add the dried cranberries and chocolate chips, fold everything together and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Scoop small chunks of the mixture, roll them into balls and place them on a baking tray covered with a parchment paper.
Watch it step-by-step!
I came up with these oat-based cookies when my youngest daughter had a baking assignment from school. I thought, why not combine it with a recipe for fooodlove?! These slightly spiced, vanilla biscuits with chocolate chips and dried cranberries are still obviously a treat - but the oats give you some slow-release energy too!