You might have already guessed from many of my previous posts that I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I love bikkies and cakes and almost anything sweet, so I am always looking for ways to make yummy snacks that also have a bit of extra fibre and protein in them … these are my latest experiment and happily they have been very well received.
William says they are ‘even better than ones from a packet’ and even my husband’s work colleagues have been enjoying them, so I hope you do too!
- 250g Nuttelex
- 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 2 1/4 cups plain GF flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp bi-carb soda
- 4 tbsp boiling water
- 1 cup flaked quinoa
- 100g diced dried apricots
- 100g diced dried dates
In a medium saucepan melt together the Nuttelex and syrup. You don’t want it to boil, just to be all melted and well combined.
In a large mixing bowl place the oats, flour, quinoa, sugar and dried fruit. Mix well.
In a glass or small container mix together the bi-carb and boiling water. Immediately add this mix to the syrup mix. It will froth and bubble to about twice its volume.
Pour this mix into the dry mix and stir until well combined.
Place heaped teaspoon fulls on the mix onto a lined baking tray.
Press down gently with a fork before baking in a slow oven (150C) for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
These will be soft when you take them out of the oven but will harden as you allow them to cool on the tray.
Makes about 36 (although … I suspect it might have been slightly more if it wasn’t for the quantity of dough eaten by my little helper!).
Keeps for about a week in an airtight container.