Oaty cookies / Prophylactic self-isolation series. Day 286th.

Oaty cookies without flour, eggs and sugar. What is in?

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Three months sugar-free

After three months being totally sugar-free I told (no, I cried) to myself: “I want cookies!”

This was not a desire to come back to sugar, no no. The feeling of being sugar-free is great. But cookies, I just wanted something crunchy in my mouth, and that definitely should be not a celery stalk.

As I already have baked rye and wheat types of bread from whole grains, I thought: “Why not to try with oats?” The result overwhelmed me! Those oaty cookies were so good! (Were – because in one day).

Oaty base for cookies

So here below is a base for cookies to start and you may experiment with your own ingredients. I made four different types of my oaty cookies: with honey, with beet molasses, with carob and with raisins.

Adding some taste to oaty cookies

Verdict: those with honey and with raisins were definitely the winners.

Oat cookies with beet molasses were a bit strange in taste; cookies with carob were least tasty and firm, differed in texture form all others. However, I would think later how to improve this version with carob.

Being sugar-free I even do not consume honey. I made honey-based oat cookies as I baked for the whole family, and anyway, I add a really small amount.

Honestly, I loved those with raisins – just a few raisins here and there while the dough is unsweetened at all. Congrats, Alisa! I found my cookies without sugar or honey!

Here below I give you two versions: with honey and with raisins, because those with beet molasses and carob need some additional experiments to be done:)

ingredienteuus
oats, whole500 g3 cups
oat flakes (optional)handfulhandful
butter200 g0.45 lb
baking soda1 tsp1 tsp
salt1 tsp1 tsp
cinnamon2 tsp2 tsp
vanilla powder1 tsp1 tsp
honey100 g0.5 cup
raisinshandfulhandful
List of ingredients for Oaty cookies

Recipe

Before you start (more info on a page 2)

Passive time

12 h + 1 h

Active time

20 min

Equipment

food grinder, scoop spoon

Servings

3-5

Basic rule: before you start you may wash/clean and drain/dry vegetables, herbs, fruits and other ingredients when needed

Soaked whole oat grains
Grinding oat grains in a food grinder

How to make it:

  1. Soak whole oat grains overnight. Wash soaked grains thoroughly, a few times in sufficient amount of water
  2. Grind soaked oats in a food grinder
  3. Add soda, salt, spices and melted butter (I melt butter in a water bath)
  4. Divide the dough into two parts. In one part add melted honey (melted in a water bath), in another part add just raisins
  5. Preheat an oven to 180 C / 350 F (conventional mode, see page 2 for more info)
  6. Now make balls using a scoop spoon and flatten them to form cookies (you obviously need the same size cookies to bake them evenly)
  7. Place cookies on baking paper and bake for around 40-50 min. You may take a look after 40 min so that cookies would not overbake (as in my case)

Enjoy!

Four oat doughs under experiment
Oaty cookies, a bit overbaked:)

Important notes:

  • Use hard or creamy honey like linden or wild flower honey; do not use liquid honey like acacia honey
  • Soak raisins in water for 5 min before adding them into dough
  • If the dough will appear a bit soggy – add some oat flour (simply mill oat flakes in a coffee mill)

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