Saturday, August 22, 2009

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies!

Hi everyone! I just found my new 'splurge'... Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cookies! That's right- no white flour in these cookies... only good stuff.

I was lucky to find this recipe online:
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (with Honey)

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 (I used Agave)
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)!!


Preheat the oven to 335 degrees (lower temperature due to the honey in the recipe which will burn more easily).

In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.

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).

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.

COOL the mix for 20 minutes in the fridge. (I omitted this step)

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.

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.


This recipe was SO good. They would be really REALLY good with chocolate chips (note for next time). It's official- if I'm wanting cookies, these are what I'm going to make. ALL REAL INGREDIENTS, and they're yummy!! In my recipe I used MOSTLY Applesauce (1/2 cup of Applesauce, 1/8 cup of Canola Oil because the mix was a little dry). They turned out pretty cake-like, but very hearty!!


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