What to snack on when you want to eat healthy? Quitting snacks (which used to be chocolate and pastries in my case) has been one of the hardest parts of eating better.
Until I discovered oat cakes! After a bit of experimenting I found the perfect recipe for me that is both healthy and super tasty.
Using this recipe as a base I first tried a batch with dark chocolate mixed in. It was ok, but rather bitter. For the next batch I just started adding things I thought would taste nice.
Here’s my recipe:
- 225g oats
- ca. 200g chopped almonds
- ca. 150g raisins
- 60g whole grain spelt flour (can be substituted by wholewheat flour if you have no spelt flour on hand)
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 60g butter (melted)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp honey (can be substituted with agave nectar if you want no sugar at all)
- 60-80ml hot water
- between 1/2 and 1 tsp cinnamon
- a pinch of cardamom
Mix together all dry ingredients, then add the honey, melted butter and hot water. Mix with a spoon until it has formed a dough, then roll out on a floured surface (I roll it out between a piece of saran wrap so it doesn’t stick).
I used glasses to cut the cakes (some of these photos are from my chocolate batch, hence the dark color)
Bake at 190°C for about 20-30 minutes, until the cakes are starting to brown.
The cakes are very filling due to the oats and the whole grain flour. The spices and almonds add a nice taste and the raisins add sweetness. I think I’ll substitute the honey with agave nectar the next time and see how that turns out.
PS: If you have some tried and true healthy snack recipes do share in the comments!