I have been baking since I was around 8 years old, cakes, breads, biscuits you name it I’ve probably attempted it. However these bakes were always from cook books. I worried that if I experimented with my own bakes I’d end up wasting ingredients, time and make something less then delicious.
Whenever I sat down to watch the Great British Bake Off I’d always say to my boyfriend Robbie, “I could do that” but hadn’t really thought about the fact that yes, I could follow the recipe and yes, it would turn out delicious. but in fact no, I couldn’t do exactly that. I couldn’t turn up with my bakes and say “these are mine.”
So I decided, enough is enough, time to experiment and I’m so pleased I did! Although my personal baking repertoire isn’t huge I have now got a few staples, one being these Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies.
These are the perfect alternative to a cereal bar and taste SO much better then anything store bought. They also have healthy whole ingredients and have a really reasonable amount of calories so are perfect if you’re watching your figure. They’re going to become an autumn staple in my household.
- Butter – 70g
- Light brown sugar – 100g
- Egg – 1 large
- Honey – 1tbs
- Vanilla Extract – 1tsp
- Oats – 100g
- Plain Flour – 100g
- Cinnamon – 1tsp
- Baking Powder – 1tsp
- Grease and line a large flat baking sheet.
- Preheat the over to 160 degrees fan assisted (gas 4, electric 180.)
- combine the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together until smooth.
- Mix in the egg, honey and vanilla extract.
- Once combined start to gradually mix in the oats followed by flour, cinnamon and baking powder. This should start to form a dough that is sticky but still a good consistency to handle.
- Using your hands, mould the dough in to small circular balls and place them spaced apart on the baking tray. Push down a little so you get the perfect circle when baking.
- Bake for 13 minutes or until the cookies are a perfect golden colour.