I follow the very talented Jo Wheatley of GBBO and have one of her baking books which I refer to regularly. She was one of the winners at the start of Bake Off and had such a passion and love for baking that I knew she would be hugely successful which she is.
Her Poke Loaf is a joy to make and of course to eat! There are lots of variations and I’ll list them below in the recipe. Jo originally covered her loaves with buttercream but for lots of reasons, I changed it up a little and am very happy with the result. I think these turn out to be the perfect “piece of cake” with that morning or afternoon break and works perfectly for a Coffee Morning.
Ooh imagine .… a cookie that has no added processed or refined sugars, has a high protein content, is full of fibre, healthy fats and is low carb! Well here it is folks and you can thank me once you make them and try them because they are beyond delicious! In fact, I would reduce the honey quantity as I found them quite sweet but try them and see for yourself what you think.
I used a locally produced honey which is completely natural and organic so if you can get similar, it all helps to produce a healthy cookie.
You can use any mix of seeds you like; I just happened to have sunflower and pumpkin seeds. I used a vanilla flavour whey protein powder but if you have a different one, try it to change the finished flavour of your cookies or stick with unflavoured if you prefer.