While recovering with a cold and a trapped nerve in my leg, there’s not much you can do than sit on the laptop and maybe bake or cook (well for me anyway) and since we have run out of sweet things in our house (oh the horror) I decided to bake these quick treats…

Here comes the Oaty,slightly chewy coconut cookies, I’m not going to lie and tell you these are super-healthy for you but they can be adapted. I have stuck to the recipe adapted from the Great British Chefs site and added golden syrup into my mix but you can substitute with agave nectar if you wish. Don’t let them bake too long, 15 minutes should do, till they go golden brown but not to dark, they will harden on cooling.

The taste of these cookies are fab, I personally relish the crunchy oaty texture and with coconut being one of my favourite things to eat its a no brainer.. also another great idea would be to crumble over some ice cream or into your yoghurt for an indulgent breakfast!

Coconut Cookies

150g of jumbo rolled oats

100g of plain flour

100g of light brown sugar

100g of desiccated coconut

100g of unsalted butter

2 tbsp of golden syrup

1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda

2 tbsp of water, boiling


Preheat the oven to 175°C/gas mark 4
Line a baking tray with baking parchment
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, coconut and oats, mix well
In a small pan, melt the butter and golden syrup over a low heat
In a small bowl, dissolve the bicarbonate soda in the 2 tbsp of boiling water. Combine with the golden syrup and butter
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, pour in the warm golden syrup mixture, mixing well to form a dough
Separate the mixture into balls. Place the balls onto a baking tray and press down slightly to flatten into cookies
Place into the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the biscuits are golden
Once baked, remove and place straight onto a wire rack to cool.
TIP! You can adapt this recipe which I did, by adding a tablespoon of peanut butter into the mix instead of the coconut (plus it will call for about an extra tablespoon of flour) and using maple syrup instead of golden syrup! 
Selina x