Another week (can you believe it?), another shot at oat-filled goodness.
These pack a much higher nutrition content and are lower in fat (read: no butter). Recipe is as follows:
1 cup oat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chestnut flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamom
Add and mix until the consistency of cornmeal:
1/4 cup canola oil
In separate small bowl, mix together and let sit for 5 minutes:
1/4 cup currants
1/3 cup finely chopped dates
1/2 cup plain kefir
Add all together and gently mix into a dense, but somewhat sticky dough. Shape into 3″ disks (about 1/2″ thick), and bake at preheated 375º oven for 20 minutes. Makes 8-10.
OK, you’re probably thinking that this is not a recipe for biscuits, but nice-smelling hockey pucks. I will admit they have a bit of a tooth, and they start to blur the lines between cookie and biscuit (I’m calling them cookuits). But did you see that list of ingredients? No refined sugar, plenty of oats, extra good-for-you additions, not to mention the chestnut flour gives these a rich, nutty taste.
And besides, who eats cookuits without something to drink. Tea? Or, like I did this afternoon…
…a tall, refreshing glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice.
To your health!