I am, for sure, a sucker for biscuits and cookies, so having too many recipes for them is never a worry for me. Is it just me or does the combination of maple syrup and nuts just bring you back in time to long cycles or hill/cliff walks where you stopped to rest and take in the breeze and snacked on a flapjack or cereal bar to give you energy for the next leg of your trip? Maybe it’s just that food triggers every sort of nostalgic memory for me! Whether you are reminded of a pleasant past memory or not after snacking on these delicious treats, you won’t be disappointed and they certainly won’t go to waste! These biscuits are gorgeous dipped in tea, wrapped in some tin foil and put in your pocket before a cycle or thrown into your lunch box before a busy day of work. The oat flour makes them more wholesome and less refined, and the choice of nuts to crush on top are entirely to your own preference.
Disclaimer: although this recipe is a healthier alternative to a lot of supermarket brands, it does contain a high sugar/fat content and should only be enjoyed every now and again.
- Vegan butter/margarine, 1/2 cup
- White or brown sugar, 3/4 cups
- Maple syrup, 2 tbsps
- Oat flour, 2 1/2 cups (I simply blended oat flakes to make this)
- Oat milk, 1/5 cup (more only if needed)
- Pinch of lime juice
- Baking powder, 1 tbsp
- Pinch of salt
- Handful of almonds
- Handful of oat flakes
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Mash the butter in with the sugar in a mixing bowl.
- Add in the maple syrup.
- Sift in the oat flour and mix everything well.
- Add in the baking powder and salt.
- Add the oat milk and lime juice.
- Mix very well (the dough will be heavy(ish).
- Roll the mixture into 8 even balls.
- Crush the almonds and oats together using a mortar and pestle and roll the balls in the groundings (wet hands between each ball).
- Place the decorated balls a good distance apart on a baking tray layered with baking paper.
- Bake the balls into biscuits for 20-25 mins.
- Pierce the biscuits with a skewer to make sure they’re completely cooked and allow them to cool on a baking rack for ~20 miNs.