Chai Spiced Oat & Seed Cookies

Snacks & Treats
40 mins 
Serves 12 
Vegan 
Vegetarian 
Dairy free 
These cookies are perfect as your morning or afternoon snack with your tea or coffee. They have no added sugar, deliver the good fats from extra virgin olive oil, almonds and seeds, have only 12g of carbohydrate and 700kJ per cookie, they are a good source of fibre and best of all they are delicious! 

This recipe will make 12 cookies and a serve is one cookie. The cookies will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days or you can freeze them for later use.

Blocks per serve: 1/2 CARB, 1/2 FAT
PER SERVE: Energy 700kJ, Protein 4g, Fat 11g (saturated 2g, polyunsaturated 3g, monounsaturated 5g), Carbohydrate 12g (sugars 5g, all naturally present), Fibre 3g

INGREDIENTS

3 tsp chai spices
¼ cup raisins
2 bananas
1 tsp vanilla paste or extract, or the seeds from 1 vanilla pod
1 ½ cups rolled oats
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup almond meal
¼ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
¼ cup sunflower seeds
2tb chia seeds
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

METHOD

Step 1

Put the chai spices in a small bowl and cover with ¼ cup of boiling water. Steep for 10 minutes. Drain through a tea strainer (or small sieve) into another bowl and add the raisins. Soak for at least 10 minutes, stirring every so often.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 180C. Have a non-stick baking tray ready, or line a baking tray with baking paper.

Step 3

In a separate larger bowl, combine the oats, coconut, almond meal and three types of seeds.

Step 4

In a smaller bowl, using a fork mash the bananas and then whisk in the extra virgin olive oil and vanilla. Add this mix to the oat mixture, along with the soaked raisins, including the liquid. Mix well to combine.

Step 5

Using wet hands take a spoonful of mixture and form a ball, squeezing slightly to press the ingredients together. Place on the baking tray and flatten slightly with your hand to form a cookie shape. Repeat with the rest of the mixture. The quantities listed makes 12 cookies. Don’t worry if they seem a little crumbly at the edges as the baking process will firm them up.

Step 6

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until they turn a lovely golden hue. Remove from the oven and allow them to sit on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.