Does anyone get bored of eating oat? You know it’s good for you but you get sick of eating the same thing over and over again.
For me, my adventure started when I got a very big jar of rolled oat. Initially, all I used it for was homemade healthy banana bread which I loved but eventually got tired of.
I was determined to find other ways of using oats so I checked out a whole lot of videos on YouTube. I came across Oat Meal Raisin Cookies. The name got me impressed and excited because Raisins have a way of adding natural sweetness without going overboard.
There is this perception that all you do with oats is to prepare porridge but I am here to tell you different. Unfortunately, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hype around the pastry aspects of oats.
So, today, I will like to share a very simple, irresistible and easy recipe – Oat Meal Raisin Cookies. These cookies came out very crisp and buttery. In fact, I was quite surprised when my siblings finished theirs in a GO for they aren’t quite a fan of raisins. This oat raisin cookies somehow reminds me of Hobnobs, or even better! Trust me, you will be hooked.
Oh; if you don’t like raisins, feel free to replace them with chocolate chip, coconut flakes or even mixed nuts.
It’s safe to say that these Oat Meal Raisin Cookies are my favorite for now (winks)! Let’s dive right into the preparation;
1 cup butter room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla flavour
2 large eggs
1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbs corn flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup raisin
A pinch of salt
As always, you will first have to preheat your oven to about 350 degrees or highest if yours doesn’t reflect in degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper (makes it all easier to remove).
You will need to cream butter, brown sugar and honey together for like 2-3 minutes until fluffy with an electric mixer. Then, incorporate egg into the mixture one at a time. At this stage, add a drop of vanilla extract into the mix until combined.
For that extra crispiness, you will need a bit of corn flour. So, whisk together flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt into the creamed butter mix. If you love cloves, you can add a bit as it just adds more flavor to the mixture.
Obviously, we are not about to forget the star of this recipe; Rolled oats and raisins. Please, bear in mind that it’s the old-fashioned oat that is often used in baking; because old-fashioned/rolled oat tend to be chewier and fluffier in texture. Fold it in gently and don’t over mix it.
Of course, don’t be surprised when you find the complete mixture messy. Put the dough in the freezer for about 30 min. Not only will this help in quick baking but also allows the ingredients to sink together.
Once it freezes up for a bit, you can use ice cream scooper to get the right size and shape. However, if you don’t have this, use your spoon as it works fine too.
This baked for about 10-15 minutes. It could be different depending on your oven. Although, once you notice the edges are brown, that’s a sign that it’s done.