Monday, 26 May 2014

In the Kitchen with Maija | healthy oat cookies

Hey guys, today is bank holiday Monday and I'm currently staying with my cousin for a couple of days. We decided on a 'do nothing at all but watch movies' kinda day, waking up at about ten this morning and only actually getting out of bed an hour later. Yet this morning we got sudden inspiration to do some baking also we came up with a new series for my blog called 'In the kitchen with Maija' where I will upload recipe's which I have discovered and am enjoying (most likely healthy recipe's).

Recently I have been following a rather healthy diet plan, yet as I am having a couple of girly days with my cousin I told myself I am allowed to slack a little bit off this 'healthy eating'. Nevertheless both my cousin, Zoe, and I decided on baking a healthy(ish) treat which would still be considered a treat yet just a little healthier.  

We looked around at a couple of recipes until we found this one which is oat cookies with dark chocolate chunks. 

Ingredients
oats- 2 1/2 cups
all purpose flour- 1 cup
whole wheat flour- 1 cup
brown sugar- 1 cup
baking powder/soda - 1 teaspoon
salt- 1/2 teaspoon
melted coconut oil- 1 cup
2 eggs
vanilla (essence)- 2 1/2 teaspoons
dark chocolate chunks- 1 1/2 cups















step 1. preheat the oven to 360' (gas mark 4-5) and grease a baking tray using coconut oil.

step 2. using your mixing bowl, start off by adding your 2 1/2 cups of oats 

















then add 1 cup of both average flour and whole wheat flour
















next add 1 cup brown sugar, your 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla essence















and lastly add both 2 eggs and melt down your coconut oil and add it to the mixture
 

once all these ingredients are added to the bowl use an electric mixer and mix until all the ingredients hold together. Once your 'dough' looks like the image below add your 1 1/2 cups of dark chocolate chunks and mix them evenly into the oat mixture (you can use any kind of chocolate but obviously dark chocolate is less processed therefore adds to the 'healthyness' of the cookie).





step 3. spread out your mixture onto the baking tray which you greased earlier and place the tray in the oven for 20-25 minutes. 

 



















step 4. After the time is up remove the tray from the oven and leave to cool for 15-20 mins. After cut the oat cookie 'slab' into small 'snack size' squares.















step 5. And now... ENJOY!

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I did, (honestly they taste so good!) let me know in the comments below if they turned out right and don't forget to share a picture of your oat cookies on instagram or twitter.

kisses,
Maija Lily Xx



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