Oaty cookies without flour, eggs and sugar. What is in?
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:)
|oats, whole||500 g||3 cups|
|oat flakes (optional)||handful||handful|
|butter||200 g||0.45 lb|
|baking soda||1 tsp||1 tsp|
|salt||1 tsp||1 tsp|
|cinnamon||2 tsp||2 tsp|
|vanilla powder||1 tsp||1 tsp|
|honey||100 g||0.5 cup|
Before you start (more info on a page 2)
12 h + 1 h
food grinder, scoop spoon
Basic rule: before you start you may wash/clean and drain/dry vegetables, herbs, fruits and other ingredients when needed
How to make it:
- Soak whole oat grains overnight. Wash soaked grains thoroughly, a few times in sufficient amount of water
- Grind soaked oats in a food grinder
- Add soda, salt, spices and melted butter (I melt butter in a water bath)
- Divide the dough into two parts. In one part add melted honey (melted in a water bath), in another part add just raisins
- Preheat an oven to 180 C / 350 F (conventional mode, see page 2 for more info)
- Now make balls using a scoop spoon and flatten them to form cookies (you obviously need the same size cookies to bake them evenly)
- 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)
- 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)