Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Chia Cookies
I’ve been wanting to make some good oatmeal raisin cookies for a while now since we had some raisins in the pantry. After a recipe fail with some protein cookies, I was determined to make a great batch of cookies! After looking around the Internet for some inspiration, I stumbled upon this recipe and knew it was the one to base mine off of. Her recipe had flax seeds in it, but since Hungry is allergic to flax, I used chia seeds instead. This helped the cookies have a great texture and a good extra dose of protein. These oatmeal raisin chia cookies are healthy AND delicious! There is not much sugar in these, so no guilt necessary.
- 1 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 6 tbsp butter (melted)
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and grease up a baking sheet.
- In a smaller bowl, mix together the flour, oats, salt, raisins, chia seeds, baking powder, and baking soda.
- In a bigger bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy, then add the egg, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Fold in the flour/oat mixture into the wet mixture and combine. If too wet, add more flour.
- Using a spoon, place equally-sized drops onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Add more flour if too wet.
Extremely easy recipe with a simple ingredient list. This is a cookie with amazing texture and doesn’t make you feel fat afterwards. While I was out and about Saturday, Hungry ate ALL OF THE COOKIES. I wasn’t pleased. But at least it passes his “doesn’t taste healthy” test. I love the addition of the chia seeds to make it get that crunch and also the added protein and healthy fats to each cookie. I’m looking forward to creating another batch, seeing as I am out of cookies at this point! Use this recipe to stay hungry and fit!
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