My cup of tea
There are a few things that I find as comforting as a cup of tea after a long day. Sitting down with a freshly brewed cup just has a certain calm attached to it that is quite hard to explain. Whether it’s a cup of English Tea for breakfast, a cup of chamomile before bed or a cup of rooibos tea simply because I feel like it. Living in Hong Kong for the last couple of years has also given me a new found appreciation for the art that is tea drinking. Yum Cha would simply put not be the same without the ‘cha’.
How the cookie crumbles
The only thing that can make a cup of tea even better, of course, is the cookie that accompanies it. Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate Cranberry, whatever you have I’ll take it! However, the cookie that I like the most is definitely an oatmeal raisin cookie. Contrary to most people, raisins are not the reason I have trust issues, in fact, I actually like raisins. For me, oatmeal raisin cookies just suit the familiarity of a cup of tea perfectly.
For this reason, I decided to write a recipe for no-bake oatmeal raisin cookie bites. They taste like oatmeal raisin cookies with half of the effort and no baking required. Perfect for that afternoon cup of tea!
Oatmeal raisin cookie bites
Delicious less-guilt oatmeal cookie flavoured bites that require no baking!
- 2 ½ cups rolled oats
- ½ cup almonds ground
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup almond butter
- 5 ml vanilla essence
- 1/3 cup honey
Mix together the oats, almonds, raisins and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
Add the almond butter and vanilla essence and stir well.
Add the honey a little bit at a time, stirring well after each addition.
Put the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for around 30 minutes.
Remove from the refrigerator and roll into balls. Place the balls on parchment paper and allow to harden in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
For a more cookie-like bite, toast the oats in a dry pan for a couple of minutes before you mix it with the almond.
In the mood for something more chocolatey? Why not tries these no-bake chocolate bites?