Fruity Oat Cookies {vegan}

Holidays are still here and I promised the kids we would bake some cookies, something they can help with and something slightly healthy.
Fruity Oat Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 24
  • 125g butter or vegan butter substitute
  • 1½ teaspoons bicarbonate soda
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 150g rolled oats
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 160g plain flour
  • 125g currants
  1. stir bicarb soda into hot water and set aside. place butter into a small saucepan over low heat and melt.
  2. mix bicarb mixture into butter
  3. combine oats, sugar, flour and currants in a bowl, add butter mixture and allow to stand for 5 minutes
  4. preheat oven to 160C
  5. line 2 trays with baking paper
  6. roll about a tablespoon and a half into balls and place on trays a few centimetres apart, flatten slightly
  7. bake for 15 minutes or until golden, allow to cool
  8. place on wire rack to cool completely

I think they liked their cookies, I got a special drawing as a thank you.
Excuse the pics, I am still camera less and using Amelie’s point & shoot camera.



Hope you are all well, things have been devastating for those families in QLD affected by the floods.

Our thoughts go out to them and if you can help out, Handmade kids is organising an auction with money going to Queensland Flood Relief .  More fabulousness and links here.


Many hugs to you all ♥

  • As it just so happens, I have oats (5 cups to be exact) sitting on my bench unused. Time to get them cooking now I suppose! Thanks for sharing. xx

  • I think i have all the ingredients for these, look delicious. I'm sewing for the floods too, my husband just left for Qld, so doing my bit to support my husband's current home state. Love Posie

  • Those cookies look yummy My Dylan would love to make those, Awwww childrens pictures are the best ;-)) Have a lovely week Cathie, Dee x

  • yum – I have some oats wanting to get used too! Thanks for the flood relief info too xo

  • We must be thinking along the same lines; I made extra healthy apple cinnamon muffins today…no sugar!

  • Those cookies do look good, & so nice to be appreciated, what a sweet drawing. Thanks for the Flood relief link..

  • They look delicious and healthy (but the kids don't need to know that!). Cutest little thank you note. I love it when the kids show their appreciation with lovely little drawings. I even have some on the wall above our bed and they make me smile at the end of the day.

  • Tas

    Oh yum. Definately cooking those with the kidlets.

  • Precious drawing Cathie – you're a lucky Mama! I particularly love the little pink ears.

    My kids balk at dried fruit in bickies – although I have this idea to use dried cranberries chopped up really finely and tell them that it's chopped up red jelly snake! Yours look a little like Anzacs, which I think are nutritious enough to almost pass as breakfast. Almost. Wishing you some camera joy very very soon.

    X Sarah

  • Enjoy these yummy cookies and your Tuesday evening, sweet Cathie. It's morning and I'm almost off to the groceries in the r a i n. Will smile though.
    Love to you xxxx

  • Thanks for the great recipe. I am going to make them with my toddler this week. I think they are prefect for cheering both of us up. 🙂

  • Hmmm, these look healthy enough i'd say – and really delicious! Have a sweet day!

  • biccies look yummo… we have a similar recipe but with dried apricots in there as well.
    your photos are always amazing even with the point and shoot!
    happy new year 🙂

  • Those cookies look very yummy!

    Warm thoughts to those that Mother Nature is not being kind to.
    xo Catherine

  • oh excuse your photos – they are great cathie !
    point and shoot or otherwise you have a superb eye for settings and proportion even for a biccie.
    great recipe we might be trying that this week as the kids have redicovered cooking (phew).

  • Yummo!

  • The floods are terrible my friend…my prayers goes out to all those families. xooxxo

  • Your pictures are so great even with that little camera! You don't even need a fancy smancy one 🙂

    Ooooo those cookies look so good! I can tell I am VERy pregnant because while everyone else is posting about healthy new year plans I posted about cupcakes & i had to swing by to see your cookies! 🙂 YUM! Sweet thank you note you received too!

  • Thanks.. am going to make these today.. perfect rainy day activity!

  • Bec

    They look yummy Cathie!! Glad to see you are supporting Qld floods too xx Still feels like home to me so I cant help but feel very attached. I have cried numerous times the last two days, I just cant imagine how traumatic this must be for so many people, especially in Toowoomba, it was so fast and scary!

  • Brasil prays for Australia, dear Cathie! May the rain stops over there!
    Much love for you all!! Bela

  • We just made them and they are FAB…great shots as always Cathie…even with a point and shoot!

    Helen x

  • ohh yummmmmm these photos are making my mouth watery… lol i will defiantly have to try this recipe sometime! thank u for sharing! 😀

  • yummy, I could do with one of those right now to go with my cup of tea! hurry up 5.00, i'm sick of working today and want to go to my mums for dinner! 🙂


  • Oh how this teases me! I am in Hong Kong for a few weeks, with NO OVEN, and of course all I want to do is bake! And eat baked goodies. Might warm us up, as it is flippin' freezing over here with some freak cold weather front.

  • mmmm fruity + oaty = awesomeness!

    I love the little thank you note that you got – so cute 🙂