This recipe has lingered in my mind for a long time now. Today was the day to finally transform the abstract image of a garri-based cookie into a concrete final product. In all honesty, it turned out a lot better than I thought it would. It's based loosely on the other popular way to eat garri in Nigeria (soaked in water with sugar and groundnut/peanuts) so bear that in mind before you go wondering why anyone would dream of using garri in a sweet instead of savoury recipe. Three reasons to try these out?
1) Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside
2) Healthy but yummy
3) They're different and you've probably never tried a garri cookie before...live a little :)
- 1 cup garri
- 1/2 cup oats
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp dried raisins
- 2 tbsp chopped groundnut (peanuts)
- 1/2 cup warm almond milk
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
Combine all the dry ingredients and oil in a large mixing bowl. Add the almond milk slowly, mixing as you go along until you have a sticky dough. If the mixture seems too dry, go ahead and add a bit more milk.
Line a baking sheet with some grease-proof paper and use a tablespoon to scoop about 12 rounds of the cookie dough onto it. Use the back of the spoon to flatten the cookie and shape into circles (or whatever shape you want).
Bake in a pre-heated oven, gas mark 6, for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool and harden on a wire rack for 20-30 minutes after baking. Enjoy!