What You Need:
- Peanut butter - 1/2 cup
- crushed roasted peanuts - 2 tablespoons
- Refined flour (maida) - 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon
- Cinnamon powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Soda bicarbonate - 1/4 teaspoon
- Rolled (porridge) oats - 1/2 cup
- Caster sugar - 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon
- Golden syrup or honey - 1 tablespoon
- Desiccated coconut - 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon
- Grated lemon rind - 1 teaspoon
- Ask a parent or adult to help with this recipe
- Place the refined flour in a bowl. Add the cinnamon and soda bicarbonate and mix.
- Add peanut butter, crushed roasted peanuts and oats and mix. Add caster sugar, golden syrup or honey and desiccated coconut and mix.
- Add grated lemon rind and a little water and mix into a soft dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for half an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
- Take the dough out of the refrigerator and divide into small marble sized portions and shape into balls. Flatten each ball and place them on a silicon baking sheet. Keep this sheet on a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight tin.
Rolled oats and oat bran are significant sources of dietary fibre. They have a higher concentration of well-balanced protein than other cereals. Oats also contain a good balance of essential fatty acids, which have been linked with longevity and general good health. Oats help speed up the body's response to infection, which may result in faster healing.