Half term is approaching. Parents all over the land are panicking about how they will juggle all the complexities of the school holidays - work, rest, play, childcare, sanity etc. I'm taking most of the next couple of weeks off to hang with my boy, take a few day trips and catch up with friends. I don't know if you have attempted much baking with your kiddos but Levi is a proper baking fan. He loves to mix, beat, crack, dollop - wanting to be involved in every step of the process. It's our go-to activity when we feel cooped up and bored because the end result is, well, eating.
If you are finding yourself a little stir crazy (PUN ALERT!) these Easter holidays and you want to get your bake on with the kiddos, this recipe is a good one to get started with to kill some time, reconnect AND you will end up with the most deliciously moreish cookies.
I have no idea where I came across this recipe but the other week my friend Charlotte produced a big tub of these cookies on our park coffee date. I made inappropriate yummy-groany noises as I tasted them and begged her for the recipe. She then proceeded to remind me that it was my recipe and she got it from me a few months ago. Clearly baby brain is a thing four years on.
+ 175 grams Porridge Oats
+ 175 grams Plain Flour
+ 1 tsp Baking Soda
+ 1/4 tsp Salt
+ 170 grams Coconut Oil (melted)
+ 128 grams Dark Brown Sugar
+ 1 Large Egg
+ 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
+ 100 grams Desiccated/Shredded Coconut
+ 100 grams Dark Chocolate (chopped)
+ 2 tsp Milk
+ Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
+ Mix together oats, flour, baking soda & salt
+ Beat together coconut oil & brown sugar until smooth (using electric beater)
+ Add egg, milk and vanilla into coconut oil/sugar mixture (2 mins until smooth)
+ Combine with dry ingredients & mix until well combined
+ Gradually add in coconut and chopped chocolate
+ Drop dough into little mounds on an ungreased cookie sheet
+ Bake for 9-12 mins - keep an eye that you don't over bake!
Finally...DEVOUR! 24 of these bad boys last about 24 hours in our house (hey, there's coconut oil and oats in there - it's basically clean eating!).