Hey boo thangs. Your girl is popping in to let you know she still loves you. Just think of me like a cat, I still want your love even if I’m not giving you any love, but like, I’m giving you love, just not tangible, measurable or visible love. It’s just trapped in my heart so you should be able to read my heart and know. We on the same page? I’ll take that as a yes. I’ve actually been called out so many times on these Joburg streets for not posting, I actually need to gradually get my shit together.
Welcome to another addition of Badi Baked It. Today I will be making RASPBERRY AND COCONUT OATIES….
*side note* I have decided I feel like dedicating my energies to making cookies because that shit makes me the happiest. I reserve to right to change my mind on a whim because I do what I want.
Ok, so I really had no clue what to make and my bestfriend-home-boy-slice suggested something with oats and here we are, making some moist and flavorful cookies.
- 65g butter
- 100g treacle sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp almond essence
- 85g oats
- 60g bread flour and 40g cake flour (or 100g All-purpose flour)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 40g Coconut flakes
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 140g fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, coconut flakes, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes (works best in a food processor).
Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
Mix raspberries into wet mixture then turn mixer speed to low and add the oat mixture, and mix just until incorporated. Do not overmix.
Lightly flour hands and roll dough into 1-inch to 1 ½-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Honey, I know. They look ugly, but imagine how many of us would remain unwanted if we were not wanted because we are ugly? Anyway, these are good man. Call me lame but I had no idea that raspberries and coconut would be so popping. Leave me.
So while writing this post I asked Sister #2 if she liked them, as she consumed the most of them, and the answer was “yup, I really liked them”. Ladies and gentlemen, in my family that counts as a standing ovation so I am gonna take that and run. I also used these as a ploy to get in the hearts of some colleagues and I can attest to getting extra love now.
My honeys, they were moist and delicious which came from the fresh raspberries, if you’re not about that super moist life, use dried fruit instead, the flavour will still pop. Warning, due to the super moist nature in general, these have a shorter shelf life. I wouldn’t expect more than four days in winter and three in summer but honestly, I ate them up quick.
Again guys, these are super easy to make but in the interest of full disclosure, I completely fucked up the first time. I completely undershot how much flour I needed and forgot to add the baking soda. I tried diluting the baking soda and adding it after everything was combined and, ooooh child no. Go on, laugh and judge my silly ass.
The take away from this is, we all mess up guys. Tighten your apron and try again.