Simple Oat Cookies

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Last week, one of our neighbours so kindly gave us a loaf of his home made bread. You know, when you meet someone who shares the same passion and curiosity towards something you love, you can sense it, can’t you? I could see that he loves experimenting, cooking and I wanted to give a gift to him in return. So I made these cookies. This neighbour’s style of cooking is so eccentric and experimental like mine, and I’m glad that I’ve found someone so interesting, so pleasant to share my cooking ideas and he lives so close.

The cookies were made rather quickly, but they turned out very nice. I must confess that I slightly over baked them, but both the taste and the texture were very very good!

Ingredients (makes about 16 x 10cm diameter cookies):

2 cups ground oats (process whole rolled or porridge oats in a blender till they become fine powder)

1 cup wholemeal plain flour

1 tsp cinnamon

salt

4 tbsp sunflower oil

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp agave syrup or other liquid sweeteners

1/3 cup grated apple

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup almond flake

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175C.
  2. In a bowl mix oats, flour, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix oil, water, sweetener, apple and raisins.
  4. Combine 1 and 2 mixture together, and stir in almond flake.
  5. Using your hands, make 16 balls and press each down on an oiled tray (or I use a silicone mat)
  6. Bake until the surface is brown (10 to 15 minutes), then lower the temperature to 150C and bake further until the inside is crispy.
  7. Enjoy!

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