Cookies are great. I’m probably telling you something you already know, but when it comes to gluten free they’re even better.
A few weeks ago the lovely guys at Provena sent me some gluten free oat goodies. I’ve never used oat flour in baking, but had used oats for cookies, so thought it seemed like the perfect reason to experiment.
Popping by the supermarket, there’s no picking up a cheap packet of gf biscuits, you’ve always got to pay a fair few bob for them. This is why baking your own is so economical.
Baking cookies in a big batch not only saves you money, but if kept in a sealed container. they’ll last far longer than if you were to make a cake or brownies. Just watch out for the sneaky housemates. 😉
Gluten Free Berry Oat Cookies
Makes roughly 25 small cookies
What you need:
200g brown sugar
270g gluten free oat flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baking powder
2 medium eggs
2-3 handfuls of dried fruit (I used a berries, cherries and raisin mix)
100g dark chocolate
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar using a mixer, or a wooden spoon.
3. In a separate bowl mix together the gluten free oat flour with the egg, baking powder, cinnamon and dried fruit.
4. Add the oat mix to the mixer and mix well with the butter and sugar until a dough like texture.
5. Line 2-3 baking trays with baking parchment. Roll the dough into small balls and arrange, allowing a good few inches gap between cookies. It may mean you have to bake in two batches depending on the size of your oven.
6. Press each cookie down gently with your hand or a fork, then bake for 15-20 mins or until they begin to brown.
7. Leave to cool on a wire wrack while you melt the chocolate. Either do this in a glass bowl balanced over a saucepan of simmering water, or in the microwave. If using the microwave, only heat in blasts of 30 seconds, and stir thoroughly to avoid burning.
8. Once the cookies are cool, drizzle over the dark chocolate using a spoon, then leave to cool in the fridge for just under an hour, or until the chocolate has set.
9. Tuck in with a cuppa!
Have you baked with oat flour before? Do you have any other recipes you’d recommend?