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Old 04-21-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
 
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Default Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

These are my new favorite cookies. They're more like a granola bar than a traditional cookie. They are not vegan nor gluten-free, unfortunately.

From http://www.wholegraingourmet.com/rec...l-cookies.html

(I used coconut oil instead of olive oil and agave nectar instead of honey)
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (with Honey)
Ingredients:
Dry ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (a pinch more depending on the moisture of the mix)
  • 1 1/2 cups of Large Flake Rolled Oats (smaller flake is ok too)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon (I actually use about 3 Tbsp--got to love cinnamon)
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg (optional)
Wet ingredients
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup oil (corn, grapeseed or olive) * you can also use some applesauce to replace some of the oil if you wish*
  • 1 Tablespoon Molasses
  • 1 egg (beat with 1 Tbsp Water)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Yummy ingredients
  • 1/2 cup raisins (1 cup for my Dad's batch)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (more for my Dad's)!!
Preparation:
  1. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together. Hint: when measuring out the honey, spray the measuring cup with oil or baking spray--your honey won't stick).
  3. Mix the wet stuff with the dry stuff. Add the raisins and walnuts and mix. If the mixture seems too wet, add a bit of flour. If it isn't binding together very well, you may wish to add an egg white.
  4. COOL the mix for 20 minutes in the fridge.
  5. Preheat the oven to 335 degrees (lower temperature due to the honey in the recipe which will burn more easily).
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto your baking sheet (I recommend lining the baking sheet with parchment paper). Press down with a fork to ensure even cooking.
  7. Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until golden on the bottom of the cookie. The cookies freeze very well and make a great snack! Enjoy.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
 
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These sound absolutely amazing...I'm definitely going to try them.

Are they diet-safe? I'm not on a hard-core diet....just a teen who's trying to lose a little "extraness" around the stomach and get in shape before summer.

Thanks so much for sharing
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:00 PM   #3
 
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I'm not a nutritionist or a dietician, so take what I say with a grain of salt. The recipe is very low in sugar and uses oats and whole wheat flour as opposed to refined flour. Coconut oil has the good fats in it. One or two cookies probably won't hurt. Enjoy!
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:19 PM   #4
 
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They are not vegan nor gluten-free, unfortunately.
You could easily make it vegan by replacing the 1/2 cup honey with 1/2 cup Agave nectar and the egg with Egg Replacer.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:34 AM   #5
 
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I tried this yesterday after I posted. --Not lovin' the results.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #6
 
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The first time I made them I used 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 the amount of oil and they were dry. The second time I substituted coconut oil for the oil and they were much better. But, they're a rather healthy cookie as opposed to a chocolate chip cookie with butter and sugar--and they taste like a healthy cookie. Oh well!
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This sounds really good. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

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Those sound great! I also have a healthy oatmeal cookie recipe that I call "breakfast cookies" for my toddler. Here it is:

Ingredients:

Slightly heaping 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup seedless raisins


Directions:

Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and add applesauce. Sift together dry ingredients and stir in. Add oats and raisins and mix. Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet - I use a 1 tbsp cookie dough scooper. Bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes.

Nutritional Info:

I usually get about 30 cookies from this recipe, so each cookie is around 40 calories, negligible fat, and 1 gram fiber. 1 WW point.
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