Contributed by Nichola Ludlam-Raine.
Nichola is a UK Specialist Registered Dietitian, and can be found at www.nicsnutrition.com and on Instagram @nicsnutrition & @mummynutrition.
I LOVE a mid morning or afternoon pick-me-up and these are one of my favourite go-to cookies. To provide me with a slow release of energy I try to make my own when I can (this doesn’t always happen!), but I wanted to share a simple recipe today that I’ve been enjoying recently which is low in added sugar, contains a source of fibre from the oats, flour and dried fruit and healthy unsaturated fats from the olive oil instead of butter!
INGREDIENTS (Makes approx 16)
200g wholemeal plain flour
150g jumbo oats
70ml olive oil
60ml maple syrup
50g chopped dried apricots
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
1. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180c.
2️. Add the flour, oats, dried fruit and salt to a large bowl and stir to combine.
3. Next, add the olive oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and egg to a jug and mix through to form a smooth liquid mixture.
4️. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix through, coating everything so there’s no flour/oats left in the bowl.
6️. Repeat until you get 14-16 cookies (depending on size!) and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.
7️. Leave on the baking trays for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and enjoying with a drink of choice!