Oats are healthy and delicious. They are rich in minerals and fiber, making them an essential element of healthy eating.
Besides their health benefits, Oats are also naturally sweet and can make delicious desserts. This is why many cooks make use of it in their recipes.
You already know this by the name of this blog I’m here to help you make a delicious dessert using Oats: Oatmeal-based cookies!
We love desserts (I’ve admittedly been often seen eating only a handful of biscuits while I watch television). However, when we look at the packaging of cookies sold by commercial companies, it’s hard not to be apprehensive.
There is a myriad of ingredients with complicated names, most of which we don’t know. We know that food packaged in a box isn’t best for our health. Making your cookies is a guaranteed method of knowing the exact details of what’s in the cookies you bake.
This article covers making oatmeal-based cookies with no baking ingredients.
To make this recipe, you will not require more than the common ingredients that people have in their kitchens. Do you not have baking powder? Don’t worry It’s not a necessity.
Substitutes for Baking Powder Substitutes
A lot of people believe baking powder is necessary for all recipes; however, in reality, it’s not!
We will demonstrate the best alternative to baking powder.
This recipe does not need baking powder. Instead, I use 1 tablespoon the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
They contain two kinds of oatmeal and are not fluffy and crisp, which is my preferred texture for oatmeal cookies ( it’s like eating the top of apple crisp, Mmmmm).
Pro Tips: Leave your dough to rest for a half-hour so that the oat grains are hydrated.
For those who don’t own lemon juice, You can mix 2 parts of baking soda, two components of the cream of tartar, and one portion of cornstarch.
If you don’t possess cream of tartar to mix, you can mix baking soda with just a few drops of lemon juice. This can also cause a rising effect.
Substitutes for Wax Paper
The best choice is to use wax paper. However, you have alternatives.
If you own a Teflon tray, then you must grease it. If you own a regular metal tray, clean it, then put it over with a thin layer of flour as you plan to bake cakes.
There’s a third option that is not widely known and is eco-friendly. The protected paper that covers notebooks and school books that we all tear off and discard is ideal for baking.
If you decide to buy a notebook for yourself and your kid, make sure you save the cover paper. Make sure you use it with the bright side to getting the most effective outcomes.
It is also possible to utilize baking mats made of silicone if you already have one. Put over your cookie sheet. Our most-loved baking mat made from silicone can be found in this one made by Di Oro.
How to How To Oatmeal Cookies
If you like these crunchy oatmeal cookies as we do, and If you decide to make a double recipe, Here are some storage ideas:
You can store them within an airtight container at room temp until four days. If you’d like to keep them longer, you can store them in freezers.
To stop freezing:
- Set the chilled cookies on the tray, covered with wax paper, separate, and then freeze for 2 hours.
- Place the cookies in an airtight bag. Place the bag and return them to the freezer.
- They can be kept for up to one month.
- Thaw at room temperature.
- Bake at 100 degrees C for 5 minutes. The cookies will be freshly baked.
How to Make Oatmeal Cookies without Baking Powder
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Make an oven sheet, then wrap it in waxed paper or any other option we discussed earlier.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter. Utilizing the aid of an electric (or hand) mixer, mix until you reach a uniform texture (about 5 mins). Add the vanilla essence, the egg as well as orange zest. Mix for another couple of minutes.
Step 3: Sift the wheat flour, and then add the lemon juice and cornstarch. Mix until the ingredients are well blended.
Step 54: Add the flaked oats, and mix them all together using a giant wooden spoon.
Step 5: Add the raisins, and combine them again.
Step 6: With an ice, cream spoon, place each cookie on the tray one inch away from the other.
Step 7: The cookies should be gently pressed with the help of a spoon to make them flat. If you want, sprinkle some whole grain oatmeal pieces (for appearance for aesthetics and added texture which is a win-win! )
Step 8: Bake in the oven, preheated for about 15 minutes, to golden-brown on the top.
Oatmeal Cookies with Baking Powder
yield: 14 Time to prepare: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 Minutes
Crisp oatmeal cookies that are made without baking powder. This is the perfect oatmeal cookie for people who love a lot of texture. Yum!
- 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 cups of oats in flakes
- 1 cup flour made from wheat
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of chocolate (or raisins) (optional)
- 2 TBSP whole oatmeal
1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C or 300 degrees F. Prepare an oven sheet, then cover it with waxed papers or any of the alternatives we have described at the beginning of this article.
2. In the mixing bowl, put in sugar and butter. Using an electric mixer’s aid, mix until you’ve got an even consistency in about 5 minutes. Add vanilla essence, egg, and orange zest and mix for a few minutes longer.
3. Sift sugars and butter, as well as corn starch, wheat flour, as well as lemon juice. Stir until everything is blended. Add the flaked oatmeal and blend everything using the large wooden spoon.
4. By using an ice cream spoon, place your cookies onto the tray, about 5 centimeters away from one another.
5. Make the biscuits flat by gently pressing them using the back of an eating knife to smooth them just a tiny. If you wish, sprinkle with whole grain Oat flake.
6. Bake in the oven that is preheated at 150 degrees C for at least 20 minutes or until golden brown on the top.
Heya, I’m Norah! The foodie editor here at YummyTasteFood! I love absolutely everything to do with food, baking, and eating! I earned my stripes in the hospitality industry as a pastry chef, sous chef, and barista. I’m now a freelance writing nomad. I do not miss the hospitality industry! Be sure to join our Facebook group – it’s free to access!