I have made a very conscious effort recently to cut down on my waste, particularly my single use plastic waste. There are several ways I have started to do this, and I will share those in a separate post soon, but one way is to bake my own sweet treats instead of buying them. I love an oaty biscuit and knowing that the majority of said biscuits are vegan is very comforting. I have also given up chocolate and cake for Lent, so biscuits are currently my only source of sugary goodness. These soft, chewy cookies from Aine Carlin’s The New Vegan recipe book, are not only incredibly tasty, but so quick and easy to make. The only problem is that everyone else in my house thinks the same, so they disappear very quickly from my cookie jar!
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 banana, mashed
Handful of raisins
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
- Mix the oats, baking powder and salt lightly together in a large bowl until combined.
- Whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and mashed banana vigorously together until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and gently fold together. Stir through the raisins.
- Drop a tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly. Repeat until all the batter is used – it should make about 7-8 cookies.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. The cookies will keep for several days in an airtight container.
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