Healthy Oatmeal Chia and Sunflower Seed Coconut Cookie
Was the granola too tedious as you have to keep taking it out of the oven and putting it back in again? Maybe this could be simpler.
I was thinking of making a healthier sort of cookie after I saw something in the supermarket. Then, my good friend Jo shared with me her recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie (www.kebayakitchen.com) and I thought it was the perfect base for adapting my oatmeal chia and sunflower seed coconut cookie.
I added coconut as I like the different texture and grittiness which you get from desiccated coconut, but you can omit this if you don’t like coconut. I used dried orange peel as that was all I had in the fridge at the point, but raisins would be the easiest option. If you can get dried cranberries, all the more yummier!
Be warned, eat two with a cup of milk or coffee, and it’s like having a full breakfast already as it’s loaded with oats and seeds. But frankly, it’s gonna be hard to just stop at 2 pieces!
90g brown sugar (the original recipe called for 120g but I lessened this)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
100g all-purpose flour (wheat flour)
120g rolled oats
80g sunflower seeds
80g dried cranberries (or raisins if you prefer)
50g desiccated coconut
60g chia seed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (omit if your butter if already salted)
In a bowl, cream the sugar and butter together and then, add in egg and vanilla essence.
In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients – flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon – and then, add to the creamed batter. Lastly, fold in the oats, raisins and seeds and mix until all combine well.
Preheat oven at 170 degee Celcius. Scoop cookie mix unto a lined baking tray with a tablespoon, each cookie should be approx. 3cm diameter or so. Don’t place cookies too close together, give at least 3cm of space in between to allow for expansion.
Bake for about 15mins. This might differ depending on your oven. My first batch burnt a little so I settled on 160 degree C instead, for about 12mins. Makes about 30 to 33 cookies per batch.