Oats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies

Oats & Tea Infused Raisin CookiesMost people think of oats as a healthy food, most people think about cookies as an unhealthy food, so when you mix these two together do you get a healthy cookie? Well I would love to think so… or at least a healthier option than a standard flour based one.

A few days before we left for our holidays I received a lovely parcel from Mornflake containing a selections of their oats. Did you know that Mornflake has been milling oats since 1675? With expertise and skills handed down from fathers to sons and over 330 years of milling experience, it is no wonder that Mornflake are able to produce what is probably the finest range of oat cereals available today, winning international gold medals for the quality, purity and consistency of our oats year after year.

But back to my parcel… so I had a selection of oats and a 20h car ride in front of us… baking some cookies for the road was an obvious choice.

Oats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies - IngredientsIngredients:

  • 300g organic oats, we used Mornflake
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 100g raisins
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50ml strong tea, we used Black Tea from Teatulia

Method:

Preheat oven to 180C (160C if fan assisted).

Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment.

Oats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies - cooking with teaBrew 50ml of strong tea and pour it over the raisins. Leave them to soak for about 20 minutes or until plump; then drain but reserving the liquid.

In a large bowl, mix together the oil and sugar. Gradually beat in the egg, add the reserved water from the raisins, the cinnamon and vanilla extract. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt into the bowl, then add the oats. Finally, mix in the raisins.

Drop heaped table spoon of the cookie dough onto the baking trays. Make sure that they are well spaced apart as they will increase in size during the baking process.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays for five minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Oats and Tea Infused Raisin CookiesOats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies.Apparently they will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days… well ours didn’t survive that long as they were all gone by day two 😉

*Recipe based on BBC Good Food Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe but amended to fit our needs

24 thoughts on “Oats & Tea Infused Raisin Cookies

  1. These definitely sound like great treats to me! I can’t believe I haven’t tried soaking the raisins like that.

    1. If you soak them they are super moist when cookies are baked and a strong tee gives them just a little bit of extra flavour… plus there is no option of burning or overdrying

  2. The cookies look yummy and I like the idea of infusing it with tea. My kids don’t like tea, but these cookies sure are sneaky.:)

  3. Sounds delicious . I will make these on this weekend I hope my girls would love this thank you for sharing this

  4. These sound amazing. I am a huge fan of Oatmeal Raisin cookies so this is right up my alley. I have never heard of adding Tea but I will try your recipe and let you know. Thanks for sharing!

  5. great recipe, I had no clue that you can use black tea instead of booze for the raisins too (that would be difficult for a 20h car ride). I love oaty cookies they are supercrunchy and as tasty as hell :o)

    1. Indeed and they are good for doggies too :-)… well maybe not those ones…
      I just bought a new lot of sardines to make up a new “upgraded” batch of oats cookies for my guys… this time we are going for tomatoes and basil flavour

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