Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I think I talked many times about how baking is therapy. Not shoving sugar in your face, but the act of baking itself. It’s the act of creation and producing something, I think. Also getting to work with your hands helps too. Bringing several ingredients together to make something completely different is fun and satisfying. The process consumes you so you aren’t thinking about the challenges or difficulties in your life. Also, another great byproduct is the delicious things themselves! However, we don’t want to feel guilty about eating this “invention,” we should instead enjoy them.
This recipe is based on of this one here. It’s an incredibly easy recipe that’s hard to go wrong (just make sure you measure). It doesn’t take many ingredients, in fact, if you bake often, you’ll probably have most of them in your pantry. Sometimes Hungry doesn’t like when I bake “healthy” recipes, but I’m thinking that this time he did because they didn’t last over 24 hours (and there were at least a dozen of them). Praise to healthy oatmeal raisin cookies! This recipe is a crowd pleaser without making you feel the guilt!
- 1 cup oats
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup honey (you can do 1/2 if you like a little sweeter)
- 1 1/2 fistful of raisins
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F
- Whisk together flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder
- Whisk together egg, butter, vanilla
- Slowly stir in the honey
- Slowly mix the dry ingredients in
- Put in the fridge for 20-30 minutes so that the cookies don’t come out cake-like
- Form into balls on a greased baking sheet and press them down
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, checking often
I told you it was a simple recipe! There are many ways you can spin it, too. You can use agave, you can use sugar, etc. You can use coconut fat or what have you instead of the butter. I always like to encourage our readers to make these recipe your own! Remember to enjoy your time in the kitchen and reflect on how it makes you feel. Does it calm you to put everything together? Maybe give you a subtle happiness? And it must feel good to see the smile one others’ faces as they chow down on your deliciousness. Let us know how they come out and as always, stay hungry and fit!
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