Back when I was in primary school, I had a friend whose mum made these amazing oaty biscuits that would perfectly melt in your mouth. She would decorate them with a dollop of icing and a single chocolate chip. I loved them!
I’ve since created my own recipe inspired by these, adding a few more chocolate chips and a little bit of fruit for a tad more flavour and texture. Mine also don’t feature any dairy or refined sugar, so in my opinion they’re a very healthy snack! Well, if you removed the icing and chocolate chips. I hope you enjoy them too!
- 150g Coconut oil
- 2 tbsp Maple syrup/ rice syrup (any natural syrup will work)
- 1 egg
- 1tsp Vanilla
- 200g Self-raising flour
- 4 Apricots (chopped into small pieces)
- 30g Sultanas
- 1tsp of Desiccated coconut
- 20g Dried cranberries
- 150g Oats
- 100g Icing sugar
- One small bag of dark chocolate chips
- Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5/190oC/375o Line two baking trays with parchment.
- Place the coconut oil into a microwavable bowl. Microwave for ~1-2 minutes, until the oil has melted.
- Add the syrup and oil to a large bowl, and mix together with a spoon.
- Crack the egg into a separate small bowl, and beat with a fork.
- Add the egg to the syrup and oil mixture. Mix thoroughly.
- Add the vanilla, and mix further.
- Sieve half of the flour into the mixture, and stir well with a wooden spoon.
- Add the dried fruit and coconut.
- Sieve in the remainder of the flour, and stir in well until the mixture forms a soft cookie-dough-like mixture.
- Sprinkle the oats onto a plate.
- Roll the dough into twelve equally sized balls and flatten slightly with your hand.
- Roll the twelve dough balls around in the oats, and place on the baking trays (around six on each tray).
- Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove and allow to cool. They can be eaten now, but I love them with a little icing on top!
- Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, and add 1tbsp of cold water. Mix together until a thick, sticky icing is formed that just runs off the spoon. If it appears too watery, try adding a little more icing sugar. If too thick, add a drop more water.
- Dollop 1tsp of icing onto each biscuit, and decorate with a few chocolate chips on top. Allow the icing to set.