Friday 2 March 2018

Easy Baking ♥ Coconut and Oat Biscuits

Hello Lovelies,
 It seems March is certainly coming in like a lion across most of the UK this year.

Typically on the night we had our coldest temperatures for ages our central heating packed up.
 What to do? 1. Book a repair man (there's a big queue so he will be here next week) 2. sort out alternative heating (thankfully we have electric fan heaters)  3. Bake (any excuse to turn the oven on and potter in a warm kitchen )

I started with a very easy recipe that was a childhood favourite of mine....Coconut and Oat can see in my recipe folder they are called Coconut and Quaker Oat biscuits....but any rolled "porridge" type oats will do.  I imagine the recipe originally came from the back of a box of those branded oats.

I started by weighing out 4 ounces of plain flour and 3 ounces of Oats into a large bowl.

To which I added 2 ounces of Desiccated Coconut.

 Next in a second bowl I melted 5 ounces of butter (or similar), 4 ounces of sugar (granulated would be fine) and 1 tablespoon of golden syrup. I popped mine in the microwave for a little over a minute, but you could do this in a pan on the hob.

Give the mixture a stir and tip it into the dry ingredients.

Then mix one teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda mixed with one tablespoon of hot water,  add that to the bowl too.

Mix it all up. It's quite a sticky mixture

then put small blobs well spaced on a baking tray. I like to use baking parchment to avoid the biscuits sticking, but if you don't have any just well grease your tray

Pop them in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. The time and temperature will depend on your oven. I set my electric fan oven at 160 degrees Celsius and check them after 8 minutes as it's quiet a fast oven.

You can see they spread a lot and these possibly look a little over cooked but that is the colour you are aiming for.

My mixture made 20 biscuits.  When everybody is at home due to the weather they won't last long.

They are crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle...and very moreish.

Here's the recipe in written form for you to print if you like.

Coconut and Oat Cookies...from Bunny Mummy Blog

Turn on your oven to 160 degrees Celcius (electric Fan)...gas mark 3-4
Line two baking tray with non stick parchment...or grease well.

Into a roomy bowl mix together  4oz (100 g) Plain Flour, 3oz (75g) Porridge Oats
and 2oz (50g) Dessicated coconut.

In a separate bowl mix 5oz (125g) Butter/ spread, 4oz (100g) sugar, 1 tablespoon of Golden syrup. Microwave for 1 minute.

Tip melted mixture into dry ingredients and mix well.

Add 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon of hot water. Mix again.

Place small balls of mixture well spaced out on a baking tray.

Cook for 10-15 mins till a deep golden colour. Check after 8 mins.

Leave to cool on the tray for 2 minutes, then transfer to a rack.

They are especially delicious when still warm but keep well in an airtight container.

Enjoy :0)


  1. They look absolutely delicious, I could happily eat a couple now with my mug of ginger tea. Bad luck on the central heating, it's a pain when things like that go wrong. Keep on baking! CJ xx

  2. Great idea to bake to help the house warm up. Hope you get your heat on again sooner than later.

  3. Sorry to hear of your heating going out at exactly the worst time ever! Your cookies look absolutely divine.. I love oats and coconut! But I'm on a low carb regimen and can't have anything at all that delicious. Stay warm! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Yummy biscuits and so similar to what we call Anzac here in OZ. I miss them and like Teresa I also now on low carb eating lol Hope the heater is fixed asap and keep that oven churning out more yummo food xoxo

  5. Oh no! you must be freezing. I always bake on snow days to get the kitchen a bit warmer and trick myself into thinking I am using my time wisely with the kids inside. Jo x

  6. Such a bad luck you've had with your central heating!! And it's happening a lot at the moment mainly due to frozen outside pipes. The biscuits look so yummy and easy to make. Lovely post, Jacquie! Hope you manage to keep warm xx

  7. Those biscuits look delicious, hope you are surviving without any central heating. Brr. Sarah x

  8. ooh thank you I will definitely be making some of those! Hope you get your heating sorted soon xx


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