I try to eat healthily without resorting to 'diet' foods that are often full of rubbish, and I think these sweet, slightly spicy, seeded oatcakes really fit the bill when you hit the four o'clock slump.
225g medium oatmeal - you can grind half of it in a coffee grinder if you prefer a more refined final biscuit
1-2 tbsp sesame, poppy, chia or linseeds
50g raisins soaked for at least an hour in hot water or tea
75ml boiling water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice
vegetable oil for greasing
Preheat the oven to 170 C or Gas mark 3
Mix the oatmeal, seeds and spices together, then rub in the butter to make breadcrumbs. Add the raisins and freshly boiled water and mix with a spoon until it comes together (you may need to add more water if the mixture's looking too dry).
When the mixture's cooled down just a little, lightly oil your hands with vegetable oil. Take a walnut sized piece of the mixture and roll it into a ball in your hand, then flatten it out with the palm of your hand onto a greased baking tray.
These oatcakes won't spread too much as there's not a whole lot of fat in them, so you can put them fairly close together on the tray.
Bake in the centre of the oven for half an hour. When you take them out of the oven, leave them on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack, otherwise they're likely to crumble before you get there.