CHAI AND ORANGE OAT BARS WITH COCONOM

Coconom Coconut SugarBack in the kitchen and loving it yesterday, my sister has a super sweet new role working with the lovely peeps at Coconom which means I get to try out some Autumn recipes using their lovely plain and flavoured coconut sugar. I am always looking for healthier ways to sweeten my baking and porridge and well everything (I do have a major sweet tooth) so when she asked me to give it a go, I said yes please!Coconom Coconut SugarWanting to fill our home with the scent of sweet spices I decided to make a few alterations to this recipe and bake some oaty chai inspired goodness for visitors and the husband to come home to. Keep reading for the recipe and leave a comment if you would like to try out this yummy sugar in your home baking as I have a pack of the plain sugar to send to someone!Coconom Coconut SugarCoconom Coconut SugarCoconom Coconut SugarCHAI AND ORANGE OAT BARS with citrus peel and ginger sugar.

INGREDIENTS
115g butter softened
1/2 cup Coconom ginger coconut sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup self raising flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
Juice and zest of 1/2 an Orange
1/2 cup citrus peel
1/2 cup toasted walnuts

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 185°.
In a separate bowl pour the orange juice and zest over the oats, mix and leave to stand while you follow the steps below.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, coconut sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
Sift flour, spices and salt over the wet ingredients and mix.
Then stir in the oats, walnuts and mixed peel.
Chill for 10 minutes in the fridge.
Then scrape into a parchment lined buttered 8″ metal cake tin and smooth out evenly.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until nice and golden brown on top and the sides pull away from the tin.
Let cool in the tin and then slice and serve with hot cups of tea.Coconom Coconut Sugar

  • http://roomtobreatheva.blogspot.co.uk/ fatima malagueira

    These look heavenly and right up my three year’s old street! Very intrigued to try this sugar, I tend to use honey instead of Golden Syrup or Agavefor health reasons on flapjacks/oat bars so this sounds great x

  • http://www.okadirect.com Debbie

    Oooh these look delicious! I’ll definitely be making these at the weekend (and eating them as well)…

  • http://www.juliasbookbag.com Melissa@Julia’s Bookbag

    GINGER COCONUT SUGAR????? Oh I bet this only exists in your magical part of the world….:) I have to track this down, this sounds DEEEEEElightful!!

  • http://emmallamb.blogspot.co.uk/ emma lamb

    Ohhh, those look so yummy! I love the sound of ginger sugar, love ginger! I’ll need to look out for some.
    Emma, x