1 cup rolled oats
1 cup gluten free plain flour or rice flour
2/3 cup cocnut sugar
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
125g butter, chopped
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
The cooking bit
Heat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Line baking trays with baking paper.
Combine oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl.
Place butter, syrup and 2 tablespoons cold water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir for 2 minutes or until butter has melted. Stir in bicarbonate of soda.
Stir butter mixture into oat mixture. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on trays, 5cm apart.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden (see note). Stand on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.