Oaty, Nutty & Fruity Cookies




While having a relaxing a weekend I was looking through a host of cook books that I have but never cook from. How many of you have that same problem?

So while looking through my Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Light & Easy cookbook I came across these really simple oaty, nutty and fruity cookies.

I’m always looking through these recipes for inspiration and how I can make them healthier and plant based (vegan).

I thought that these would make a great healthy snack as well as adding some extra plant based protein to have them as an ideal post workout recovery.

These only take less than 30 minutes to make and can also be stored in the freezer. I decided to do this so it would prevent me from eating them all but in doing this have found that they can be eaten just fine from the freezer.


  • 200 grams smooth peanut butter (go for no added sugar brands)
  • 75 grams golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp of flaxseed + 3 tbsp of water (= egg replacer)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 30 grams hemp protein powder
  • 75 grams of raisins
  • 50 grams porridge oats


Pre heat the oven to 170 C. Line a baking tray with baking parchment

Mix the flaxseed and water together and leave for 5 minutes so the mixture swells.

Mix the peanut butter, golden syrup and mix well.

Add the egg replacer and the baking powder, mix well.

Add the hemp protein powder, raisins and porridge oats. Mix well. If the mixture is a little thick which was the case for me. Add tbsp of water at a time so the mixture will loosen. You want the mixture thick and not to runny.

Put heaped teaspoons of the mixture on to the prepared baking tray. Shape them as you wish. I left mine more rugged. Leave a little space between each because they will expand slightly in the oven.

I managed to make 12 cookies with this mixture.

Bake for 12 minutes then leave to cool. These are best eaten 2-3 days of baking or can be individually wrapped and stored in the freezer for up to three months.

If you managed to take the time to make these then please let me know how you get on. You can replace hemp protein powder with whey protein (diary) or other plant based powders like pea and soya protein.

Like and share this recipe if you have tried it and like it as much as you enjoy eaten them.