I’m really excited about today’s post because not only is this recipe incredibly delicious but it’s from one of my favourite blogging friend’s new cookbook!
‘Bit of the Good Stuff’ by Sharon Collins
‘Bit of the Good Stuff’ is one of those cookbooks that is just a great all-rounder. Whether you want something healthy or indulgent, it’s just got the best of both. It’s the kind of book you would reach for to choose what to make for dinner or to plan your meals with.
And those are the best kinds of cookbooks, don’t you think?
All Sharon’s recipes are 100% vegan-friendly and she talks a bit about her favourite ingredients plus some basic vegan health principles in the book too.
As well as the recipe I’m sharing below, I’ve tried a few other recipes from the book, including the sun-dried tomato quiche (pg 90) which I will definitely be making again soon.
The book officially launches on November 9th but you can order your copy now (click here for more info).
Enter the code WALLFLOWER at the checkout to get 15% off your order!
Spiced Orange Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
This recipe really caught my eye from the book because I realised I have no oatmeal cookies on the blog, plus it’s just so perfect for this time of year!
The smell that filled my kitchen when baking these was just so heavenly. And the flavour was even more heavenly.
These are one of the best holiday cookies I’ve ever tried! So flavourful and the texture is incredible.
These cookies are:
Spiced Orange Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 30 ml / 2 tbsp soya or almond milk
- 40 ml /3 tbsp organic rapeseed canola oilor other neutral- flavoured oil
- 40 g / 1⁄4 cup unrefined cane sugaror coconut sugar
- 1 tsp orange extract
- 1 ⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ⁄2 tbsp zest from 1 organic/unwaxed orange
- 70 g / 3⁄4 cup rolled oats quick oats, not jumbo
- 50 g / 1⁄3 cup wholemeal whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 ⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 ⁄4 tsp ground ginger
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 ⁄4 tsp bicarbonate of soda baking soda 1⁄4 tsp baking powder
- 1 ⁄4 tsp salt
- 45 g / 1⁄4 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan) / 350F. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.
Add the milk, oil and sugar to a mixing bowl and whisk together with a fork until fully combined. Whisk
in the orange extract, vanilla extract and orange zest.
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (oats, our, spices, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt). Tip the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient bowl and stir to combine. Stir in the raisins.
Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Using damp hands, press the dough balls into cookie shapes (these cookies don’t spread much).
Bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned and dry to the touch.
Leave to cool for a few minutes (the cookies will rm up as they cool), then use a thin spatula/slotted
turner to slide them o the baking paper and transfer to a wire rack.
Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container, where they will keep for a week. They also freeze really well.