Who would like a hobnobs recipe? “Me, me!” I hear you all cry 😀 Hobnobs are among the yummiest biscuits you can buy, and they are naturally vegan!
The problem with the ones you buy in the store is that, although vegan, they use palm oil. Which is pretty depressing. So “yay” that they are vegan but a big “boo” that they use palm oil and therefore contribute to deforestation and other animals suffering.
The good news is that it’s sooooo easy to bake your own at home with my vegan hobnobs recipe. I mean seriously easy. You don’t need to be a star baker to whip up a batch of these beauties, or have access to any weird ingredients. The dough gets mixed in one bowl, you shape them into little balls, and whack them in the oven for around ten minutes. It would honestly take you longer to go to the shops and buy some. And these will be yummier anyway!
As usual, if there are names of ingredients that you aren’t familiar with, please check the UK Ingredients Glossary for alternatives/different ingredient names you may use in your country.
- 150 g Plain Flour
- 150 g Caster Sugar
- 120 g Rolled Oats
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 150 g Vegan Butter Spread
- 1 tbsp Golden Syrup (Maple or Agave is also fine)
Preheat your oven to 180C/350F, and grease a couple of baking sheets (baking parchment or greaseproof paper will work too).
Mix all your dry ingredients into a bowl. So that's: flour, sugar, oats, and bicarb.
Put the vegan butter and syrup in a saucepan and melt on a medium heat. Vegan spread doesn't usually go translucent like traditional butter, but once it's melted to a liquid with the syrup then it's good to go.
But your buttery syrup into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together to a soft dough.
Take a piece of dough and roll into a ball. You're looking at a size between a walnut and a golf ball.
Place the dough balls onto baking trays, leaving space between them as they will spread.
Bake for 10 minutes and then check on them. They are done when they're a nice deep golden colour.
I like these hobnobs just how they are, with their golden bumps and warming buttery taste, but of course you can add a bit of oomph by dipping one side of them in melted vegan chocolate and transforming them into chocolate hobnobs. Most good quality dark chocolate is vegan, but if you prefer milk chocolate then MooFree chocolate is great and you can find this in Holland and Barrett, among other places.
Store in an airtight container and they will last a good few weeks, if not scoffed way before then!
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