It’s a little bit of tense in our family at the moment as Duncan has come up in opposition to some points when developing his underneath stairs cabinet and is feeling a bit defeated. He could also be slightly defeated in the meanwhile however as he is a superb drawback solver and one of the tenacious folks I do know, I do know that he’ll discover a manner, however I recognize how laborious that is – because of the truth that there isn’t any straight floor in a Victorian home – and I empathise along with his emotions of frustration.
I’m ending the design of our web site, Duncan will begin coding subsequent week, so I’m feeling slightly underneath stress too. I’m not essentially the most assured choice maker and I’ve stumbled slightly on among the necessary particulars, like font choice for instance. I’m torn between varied choices and see the advantage of every however have hassle deciding which one will complement the design essentially the most in addition to guaranteeing one of the best legibility.
To assist us in our efforts, I made a tray of aromatic and delicate oat cookies with molten chocolate chunks. I hope you might be sport too as that’s what I’ve in retailer for you at the moment. They’re fast and straightforward to make and satisfying to eat – crispy when freshly made and so they grow to be slightly chewy as soon as saved in a jar. I studded them with chocolate chunks as I really like the distinction of molten bits of darkish chocolate hidden in between oats, however dried fruit like raisins or cranberries will work simply as effectively. We’ve fortunately put away fairly a couple of of those recently and I hope you’ll take pleasure in them too.
PS: For those who make my vegan oat cookies, don’t neglect to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I really like seeing your takes on my recipes!
- makes: 12
- 1 tbsp floor up flax (or chia) seeds
- 80 g / 1/3 cup perfume-free coconut oil, softened*
- 50 g / ¼ cup sugar** (I used brown sugar)
- 60 ml / ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 100 g / barely heaped 1 cup large/jumbo oats (licensed GF if required)
- 100 g / barely heaped 1 cup oat flour*** (licensed GF if required)
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp superb sea salt
- 50 g / 1¾ oz vegan chocolate, raisins or dried cranberries
- In a small bowl, combine floor up flax and 45 ml / 3 tbsp of water. Put aside to thicken.
- Beat softened coconut oil and sugar along with an electrical whisk till effectively included. Alternatively use a fork, rub sugar into the coconut oil till you get a easy paste with no chunks of oil left.
- Add in thickened flax, maple syrup and vanilla essence.
- Fold in oats, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine effectively.
- Lastly, combine in chocolate (chopped up into chunks) or raisins.
- Refrigerate the dough for 60 minutes though I’ve skipped this step as soon as and so they got here out ok too.
- Preheat the oven to 190° C / 375° F (or 170° C fan / 340° F fan) and line a baking tray with a chunk of baking paper.
- Divide the dough into 12 parts (every 40 g / 1.4 oz – approx. 2 tablespoon’s value). Compress the dough along with your fingers, flatten into fats discs and place them on the baking sheet leaving fairly a little bit of house round every cookie as they unfold slightly. I like to recommend baking them in two batches.
- Bake for about 12-14 minutes. Permit the cookies to chill off fully earlier than storing.
* For the oil-free model, use nut butter as a substitute of coconut oil, however please be aware that this may have an effect on the feel slightly and the cookies received’t unfold a lot. Relying on the viscosity of your nut butter, it’s possible you’ll want so as to add slightly water if the combination feels too dry.
** Use coconut sugar for a refined sugar free model.
*** 100 g / barely heaped ¾ cup of plain flour or all function GF flour combine works effectively too. Oat flour makes these slightly extra delicate so I like to recommend utilizing 50% oat flour and 50% plain flour / GF plain flour combine for perfect texture.