Food and Drink

Orange Chocolate Chip Oat Biscuits

Are you looking for a cookie or biscuit recipe that doesn’t use much flour? This orange, chocolate chip and oat biscuit recipe mainly uses oats in place of flour creating that delicious jaffa flavour.

We love this recipe as it uses an entire orange – both the zest and the juice. It is wonderful to utilise ingredients or fruit and vegetables, but it is especially important while we’re in lockdown.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup oats
¼ cup brown sugar (packed)
1.5 tsp baking powder
¼ cup flour
40g melted butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoon orange zest
¼ cup  of orange juice (from the same orange)
¼ cup of chocolate chips

METHOD
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper
Blend the oats in a mixer until they’re a fine dust
Mix the blended oats, brown sugar, baking powder and flour in a bowl
In another bowl, soften the butter in the microwave (make sure the butter isn’t too hot)
Add egg, vanilla, orange zest and juice and mix together
Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients before adding chocolate chips
Add tablespoons full of mixture to a lined baking tray
Bake for 12-15 minutes (we baked ours for 14 mins)
Leave to cool before eating

TIPS
If you have rolled oats or instant oats, these should be fine to use without blending
When melting the butter, make sure it’s not too hot or it will curdle the egg
Roll the orange on its side before you cut it, this maximises the juice you can get out of it
Leave a bit of space on the baking tray
These make 12-15 but you could make smaller biscuits but if you decide to do this, reduce your cooking time
You could try and make the whole recipe with just oats, but we have listed the recipe as we have made it which included the flour.
We used chopped dark chocolate block and it was delicious!

Enjoy!

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