Christmas oat cookies
These biscuits are spicy and sweet - the perfect biscuit for Christmas. My daughter loves the spicy mixture but if yours are not so keen on strong spices then you might want to start by adding less of the mixed spice and work your way up! The recipe contains chestnut flour as I felt this was evocative of Christmas, however if you have a nut allergy you can substitute with spelt flour.
makes 6-8 biscuits
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
200g gluten free oats
55g chestnut flour
20g coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 heaped tablespoon molasses
1 large egg
1 tablespoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon ginger
Preheat the oven to 160°C
Start by placing the coconut oil in a warm place to melt.
Add the oats to a food processor and blend until they resemble breadcrumbs.
Now add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and give everything a good stir.
Shape into cookie shapes and place on a lined baking tray.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
the health boost tip
Although these cookies are a treat, we have tried to keep them low in sugar so they are much better than the alternatives in the supermarkets. Oats contain a type of fibre called beta-glucans, which has been found to help lower cholesterol levels. They also contain phytonutrients called avenanthramides which act as powerful antioxidants.