I wanted to make some granola-like cookies for sunday breakfast, but most of the recipes Google came up with had way too much sugar & butter in for my liking. Then I can accross these on the Abel & Cole website & thought they sounded much better – they might have a bit of sugar & maple syrup in, but at least they have carrots in too!
DD2 (2), DH & I really liked them, but DD1(4.5) wasn’t keen on the dried fruit in them (apparently she only likes raisins by themselves, not IN things). So they next time I made them I replaced the fruit with more nuts & seeds & she thought they were wonderful!
Update: The next time I made them I used the ice-cream scoop to form them – a bit less cookie-looking, but less messy to make and less likely to fall apart!
- 125g wholemeal or spelt flour
- 150g jumbo porridge oats
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
- a pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 100g dark or light brown sugar
- 4 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
- 1 large carrot or 2 medium-sized carrots, coarsely grated
- 100ml oil, olive or coconut is suggested, but I used this light oil
- Grated zest of 1 lemon (optional)
- Then either
- 100g chopped dried fruit (e.g. raisins, dates, apricots, mango and/or figs)
- 100g chopped nuts or seeds
- 200g chopped nuts & seeds
- Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
- Add the flour, oats, baking soda and salt to a big bowl and mix well.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix again.
- Scoop by the tablespoon and press into rounds on an oiled baking sheet. Tidy up the edges. You’ll probably get about a dozen per tray. If you don’t want two batches, just freeze the rest of the mix for another day.
- Bake for 10 mins, or till just starting to set and just picking up a little colour. They’ll set to be soft and chewy like this. If you’d prefer them crisper, flip the cookies over and return to the oven for 3 mins or so to crisp up the bottoms.
- Once cooked, they apparently store nicely for a week in an airtight container, but they haven’t lasted more than 3 days in my house yet!
Hungry for more breakfast? How about:
- Fruity Waffles
- Raspberry Oat Smoothie
- Apple Pancakes
- Raspberry & Vanilla Smoothie
- Banana Coconut Smoothie