As a foodie, I always choose to eat well. That means using the best ingredients available for my recipes. I always avoid sugar, especially in baking and prefer healthier alternatives. Sadly, most baking recipes use sugar but there are better substitutes out there. This cookie recipe for instance, uses honey. Though not the cheapest option, it’s healthier, yummier, and without the guilt of actually eating that white, addictive crystal. I also use less butter too, with vegetable oil in a half and half ratio. You might notice that most of the ingredients below are organic, they don’t necessarily have to be, I’ll leave that up to you.
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I prefer organic olive or coconut oil)
1/2 cup organic honey
1 cup organic flour
1 1/2 cups organic oats
1/2 tsp salt, (I prefer Himalayan salt)
3/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp organic vanilla powder
1. Mix the honey, butter and oil in a bowl. Beat in the egg. Add vanilla. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
2. Combine flour, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Pour into the wet mixture (1). Mix completely then add the oats.
3. Chill for about an hour in the fridge. You can cover it with cling film or even just a plate on top.
4. Half-way through chilling the mixture, pre-heat oven at 150C.
5. Now, using a spoon, scoop a portion according to your preferred cookie size. Then lay it on the baking pan lined with greaseproof or baking paper. Bake for at least 15 minutes at the same temperature.
- Now, pop that kettle and prepare your cuppa tea or coffee!