Nothing beats homemade cookies! If you run out of snacks in your pantry, and you’re lockdown at home because of the Covid19 pandemic. Stay calm. Don’t complicate things; you can try this recipe. So quick and easy.
- 75g wholemeal flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 75g porridge oats
- 50g caster sugar
- 75g butter (or coconut oil)
- 1 tbsp golden syrup (or organic honey)
- 2 tbsp milk
- optional – add chocolate chips or cacao nibs or raisins if you like
*** you can replace 1 teaspoon (5 grams) of baking powder in a recipe with 1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) of baking soda and 1/2 cup (122 grams) of plain/Greek yogurt
Before, I thought that baking soda and powder are similar, but they’re certainly not the same. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, which requires an acid and a liquid to become activated and help baked goods rise. Conversely, baking powder includes sodium bicarbonate, as well as an acid. It only needs a liquid to become activated.
- Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
- Sift flour into a bowl. Mix in baking powder, porridge oats and sugar.
- Melt the butter, syrup and milk in a small saucepan or in the microwave and stir.
- Add to the dry ingredients. Mix until the liquid covers all the oat mixture and until well combined.
- Spoon onto a baking tray and shape into rounds, leaving space between each biscuit as they will spread whilst cooking.
- Bake for 10 to 15 mins, or until golden brown. Leave to cool for 5 mins before removing from tray.
There you go! Enjoy. They’re perfect served with a cuppa!