Monday, 25 May 2015

Baked Oat Cookies

When you are trying to lose weight and crave, in my case cake and cookies, the best way to carry on is to find a best fit alternative. I can't take credit for the recipe, I found it over on Instagram but I do add different things to the basic recipe to change things up. 

The basic recipe is one egg beaten, add to it 35g of oats, mix together and then add a dash of vanilla essence or sweetener to taste. Then you can add whatever else you like - grated apple and cinnamon, grated carrot and nutmeg, peanut butter and choc chunks, chopped cherry and almond essence, the list really does go on.....

I used a Whitworths apricot and seed mix shot and a few chocolate chunks with a sprinkle of cinnamon to these. Once added to the basic ingredients, mix together and then dollop out onto a baking sheet, fork into a basic cookie shape making 3/4 cookies and then bake for 10 minutes or until done. It really is that easy.

I tend to serve mine with a yogurt and fruit to make it more of a meal but they would be lovely eaten straight out of the oven as an afternoon snack too with a cup of coffee. Give them a go and if you think of any other good combinations, let me know.

1 comment:

Country Cottage Chic said...

They do look good - thanks for posting this recipe!