Sultana, Oats & Coconut Cookies (Nut-free & Cholesterol-free)

These delicious healthy cookies are crunchy, chuck full of whole-grains and cholesterol free.

Time:

Prep: approx 20 minutes

Cook: approx 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup raw sugar

1/2 cup sultanas

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

120ml olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon boiling water

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

extra water during mixing (approx 2 – 3 tablespoons)

Method

  1. Preheat Oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced.
  2. Using some oil, grease 2 large baking trays and line with baking paper.
  3. Sift flour into a large mixing bowl and mix in rolled oats, sugar, sultanas, desiccated coconut and salt.
  4. Pour oil and honey into a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while stirring for about 3 minutes until mixture bubbles slightly.
  5. Combine boiling water and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl. Stir this into the oil and honey mixture. The mixture will froth. Add to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Add the extra water, 1 tablespoon at a time until you have a mixture that sticks together (like mince meat). You want it just wet enough to roll into balls without falling apart. 
  7. Wet your hands in some water (this makes rolling easier) and half tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Place balls about 5cm apart on the baking trays and flatten slightly. 
  8. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
  9. Cool completely on trays and serve or store in cookie jars. 

These made 54 small cookies with a calorie count of

65 cal

each. 

Variations

  1. If you want these to reduce the saturated fat, swap the coconut with whole sunflower seeds.
  2.  Add some diced fresh fruit for a fresh twist. 
  3. Add 2 more tablespoons of honey to the oil mixture and reduce sugar to 1/4 cup. 

 

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