Recipe | Choc Chip & Raisin Oaties

Tuesday, 28 July 2015





For some reason, I had a strong urge to do some baking yesterday and ended up making these delicious choc chip & raisin oaties. I sent Dan to work with them, but of course I had to taste test one first ;)
They're somewhere between flapjacks and cookies but they are 100% delicious and so simple to make.
I adapted the recipe from one in a cookbook I own, and they turned out better than I thought they would! They're soft and chewy and the sweetness of the raisins and choc chunks mixed with the warmth of the cinnamon makes them perfect for a rainy afternoon. Serve with a glass of milk or a mug of warm tea for the ultimate treat.

Ingredients
175g Butter, softened
100g Demerara Sugar
175g Soft Brown Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
4 Tbsp Water
375g Oats
140g Plain Flour
1 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tsp ground Cinnamon
handful juicy raisins
Handful Dark Chocolate Chunks

Method
1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius / Gas Mark 4. Line a baking tray with some grease proof paper.
2. Beat the butter and sugars together in a large bowl until soft and creamy. Add in the egg and water and continue to beat - your mix may look a little 'sloppy' at this stage.
3. Mix in the oats, flour, salt baking powder and cinnamon and combine thoroughly. Your mix may still be a little sticky, but this is necessary.
4. Drop in your juicy raisins and choc chunks and mix until combined.
5. Roll a tablespoon of mixture into your hands to create a ball, drop it onto your grease proof paper and gently press it down with the back of a fork. Repeat this with as many as you can fit onto your tray, while leaving a reasonable space between them - I fit 8 at a time.
6. Bake in your preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, You want your oaties to be soft but no longer sticky as they will harden a little once removed from the oven.
7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

It really is that simple. You could add different spices or fillings to these to make them more to your taste - let me know what you think!

10 comments:

  1. Girl. These look so stinking delicious!!!!

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  2. What a great recipe, I will have to try them. Love chewy biscuits!
    Amber x
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    1. Hi Amber! I love chewy ones too, I hope you enjoy these!
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    1. Hi Clem!
      Have you tried them? I hope you like them :)
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  4. Yuuum!! These look delisha and pretty healthy too!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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    1. Thanks Tegan!
      They are not too bad! And, you could substitute the sugar for agave to make them even healthier :)
      x

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