Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Healthy oatmeal cookies can be used as a guilt-free snack and is loved by young and old alike. Oatmeal is popular for lowering cholesterol and contains soluble fibers, as well as, vitamins and minerals. This healthy oatmeal cookie recipe yields three dozen.
- ¾ cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
- 1 cup raw sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsulphured molasses
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon powder ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground sea salt
- 2 cups steel-cut oats
- ¾ cup organic raisins
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Oil baking sheets.
- Cream together the sugars and oil until the consistency is fluffy.
- Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
- Add and mix in thoroughly the molasses and beaten eggs to the sugar mixture.
- Sift the remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the primary batter and blend well.
- Fold in the rolled oats.
- Mix in the organic raisins.
- Spoon the healthy oatmeal cookie dough onto the oiled baking sheets.
- Bake for eight to ten minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- Place oatmeal cookies on baking rack to cool.
- Do not use quick cooking oats or instant oatmeal in this cookie recipe.
- Replace coconut oil with safflower or canola oil.
- Fold in chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds or macadamia nuts.
- Use dried cherries or cranberries in place of raisins.
- Oatmeal cookie dough can be stored in the freezer.