Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Oat Bran Cookies

Continuing my quest to find guilt-free snacks to chomp on while studying. Oat bran is an excellent source of fiber, and there are oh-so-many articles out there proclaiming oats as a health food, being able to lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, etc. Well, while all that sounds great, all I’m concerned about is that these cookies are crunchy, honey-sweet and delicious. The health benefits are just an added bonus!

1 ½ cups oat bran
½ cup oats (the traditional kind, not the quick cooking one)
½ cup all purpose flour
50g butter, cut into small cubes
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons honey

1. Preheat oven to 180C/160 fan forced. Line baking trays with baking sheets.
2. Mix together oat bran, oats, flour, brown sugar and baking soda in a large bowl. Toss in cubed butter and rub it in with your hands till you have a fine, crumbly mixture. Add in egg and honey and knead till you have a firm, sticky, dough. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
3. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and flatten them as thinly as you can between your palms. Alternatively, you could flatten the dough between two baking sheets and cut them into neat circles, but you know me; I usually take the easier option. Lay the cookies slightly spaced apart on the baking sheets and bake for about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool completely before storing.


Mike said...

Your blog really should come with a warning label. Perhaps something like "if you haven't eaten yet today, close your eyes while reading." ;)

I sent a friend of mine (who's also from Malaysia) to your blog earlier today and it made her hungry as well :D

~Bee Nee~ said...

mike: Well what else are food blogs for if not to make people hungry ;P

Hi mike's friend! (who's also from Malaysia) *waves* =)

Mike said...

You ought to start putting together a little recipe book. If you make people hungry enough they just might buy it :D

~Bee Nee~ said...

mike: flatterer.. =P

Mike said...

Haha...After reading so many blogs about how to make money online I'm starting to think of all the little ways to make a blog profitable. Now if I could just figure it out with my own ;P