I have been meaning to make these for a while now, so when Heather linked to them the other day I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer. All I have to say is – I will never procrastinate with making butterfied oaties (or butterfied anything) again. When they first came out of the oven I was a little bit worried that I had messed them up – they were very crumbly and didn’t stay together – but it didn’t affect the taste at all, and I just put everything (whole oaties + the crumbled ones) in the fridge and they firmed right up.
I made a few changes based on what ingredients I had on hand, so here is my modified version.
Asian-ish Butterfied Oaties
Based on HEAB’s Butterfied Oaties.
- 1 + 1/3 cups toasted oats (I toasted them in a pan on the stove – just heat the pan and stir them around for 5 minutes)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 stick of softened butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup hydrated raisins (soak raisins in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain)
- 1/4 of a chocolate bar, chopped up (check out the chocolate I used below – raspberry rooibos tea flavored dark!)
- 1.5 teaspoons NuNaturals cocoa bean extract (sub out for vanilla if you don’t have it)
- 2 heaping tablespoons sesame seeds (secret special ingredient!)
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Mix ingredients together to combine, then put in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
- Make balls (I used a coffee scoop, about 2 tablespoons, to measure – then I mooshed them into a ball with my hands) out of the dough and put them on a baking tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool. Put in tupperware and put in the fridge so they solidify more.
Just a few notes:
- I added a little bit more oats than the original recipe called for because my dough was really liquidy.
- When they came out of the oven they were very crumbly, almost like granola. I just let them sit awhile, and then after I refrigerated them they were pretty solid. Still granola-y in shape (some had broken) but much firmer.
- You could definitely cut down on the honey – they were pretty sweet.
- Raisins optional – I added them because Bobby’s favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin.
- Sesame seeds not optional! These were the best part.
We finished them all in one day (!). They are scrumptious. They are now a new favorite of Bobby’s 🙂 (and mine).