Monday, 15 April 2013


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 a little :)

(makes 12)
- 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!


  1. Hallo, i found ur blog, and i have a lot of Garri at home, my houseband is Nigerian, but me never eated before, so i will try to do this ur recipt, and if i like it, i know what we can do with this much Garri :)

    1. Hey, nice to meet you :-) Hehe, well hopefully you'll like the recipe - it's a great way to use up any garri you have lying around in the house. You can also check out my eba and okra stew dish which uses garri as well :-)
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  2. This is an exciting blog. It is exceptional for its writing prowess and of course, these are recipes you will not find anywhere else. Thumbs up all the way, Vegan niece.

  3. Hello!

    My sister bought me one of your garri cookies today at your stall in Southbank,London - DELICIOUS!! I'll be trying this recipe for sure! What a wonderful talent you have ... :-)

  4. Thanks for this. Must it be almond milk, and sunflower oil?

  5. Wow did not know you could make garri with more things.

  6. Great recipe! To be honest,I wasn't convinced and just made half the amount. But super yummy and creative, will done! I used a very ripe banana instead of refined sugar.