This was a very impromptu Saturday morning bake. I woke up and had my usual breakfast of a cup of earl grey tea and porridge – which I have had almost every morning for the last 2 years without fail! Some people would say that’s boring but I am a porridge addict and proud! Afterwards I decided to have a look at one of my favourite food blogs, the Green Kitchen Stories, for some weekend recipe inspiration when a recipe for Thin Oat & Ginger Crisps caught my eye.
I love flapjack (my oat obsession continues) but unfortunately the traditional recipe contains loads of butter, golden syrup and sugar – not terribly healthy or good for your waist line! But these oat & ginger crisps sounded like a perfect healthier alternative and I was in luck because I already had all of the ingredients in my cupboards. So it was straight to the kitchen!
4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp spelt flour
2 tbsp milk (soy/oat/almond/cow)
100 g rolled oats
1 tsp ground ginger
a drop of vanilla extract
1.Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
3. Spoon 8 pieces of the dough onto a baking tray. Use the back of a spoon to flatten them out to whatever thickness you would like (mine were quite thick)
4. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they start to turn darker around the edges.
Note – When warm they will still be soft, but they become crispier as they cool down. Let them cool on the sheet for about a minute.
Yes, that little one in the middle is half eaten…oops
The Green Kitchen Stories recipe has these as ‘crisps’ so they are quite thin, however I decided to make them slightly thicker so they look more like cookies.
The method for these is so simple, it really only takes 5 minutes, so I hadn’t planned on blogging it and didn’t take many pictures. But as soon as I smelt them in the oven I knew I couldn’t not blog about them!
The smell of them in the oven, the warm maple syrupy, gingery and coconuty smell. Oh. my. gosh. If I could only bottle that smell – words cannot describe the smell of my house on Saturday morning. Better than freshly baked bread.
There’s not much else to say on these little beauties; the smell says it all really. Easy to make, easy to eat!
On another note, it’s the Great British Bake Off final on Wednesday! Eee! I’ve been backing Richard since day one so fingers crossed he wins.
Next weekend I’m going to attempt to make one of my favourite sweet treats which I’ve been wanting to try for a long time so check back next week for a slightly more planned blog post!
Love H Xx