One of my favourite things to do is bake, and I’ve been so busy recently I haven’t found any time! As I’ve been feeling really poorly the last week or so, I decided a bit of baking would make me feel a bit better ..which is definitely did!
I adapted a recipe from one of my favourite ‘healthy bakers’ from the UK, Livia’s Kitchen. I discovered Olivia’s blog around a year ago now and every recipe I’ve tried has been amazing! These cookies may have been the best I’ve made yet – and I’ve eaten a lot of cookies!
All you will need for these cookies is the ingredients below and a blender/mixer.
For the cookie:
- 80g jumbo oats
- 90g oat flour
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 50g coconut sugar
- 80g coconut oil
- 50g honey/maple syrup
For the gooey middle:
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line tray with baking paper. Put the oats in the blender to make the oat flour (or you can buy this if you like) and then add the jumbo oats and coconut. In your blender, mix the coconut sugar and coconut oil (from cookie ingredients) until it forms a smooth mixture.
Add the blended mixture to the dry ingredients and give it a mix. Add the honey and then make small flat cookie shapes and place on the tray.
When the cookies are in the oven, heat the coconut oil, cacao powder, honey and almond butter on a low heat until combined. Once the cookies are firm and have a touch of colour on them, remove from the oven and leave to cool. In this time, my chocolate icing mixture had set slightly, so to get the gooey effect like I have below, add a small amount of boiling water and stir until you get the desired consistency!
Then all you need to do is load up the cookies with icing and top with another cookie. THEY TASTE SO GOOD. I had mine then and there but I can also guarantee they taste great with ice cream and fresh berries.
Hope you enjoy as much as I did!