Oatmeal Cookies

I was recently looking for a healthy cookie recipe and I remembered a Martha Stewart recipe I made a while back for Healthy Oatmeal Cookies. I found it on her website Marthastewart.com and decided to play around with some of the ingredients to make it a little healthier. I substituted the vegetable oil for coconut oil and the brown sugar with coconut sugar.

I only had fruit cake mix with the first batch I made and used this instead of the raisins. It was actually delicious as there were hints of citrus in the mix which gave it a different twist. I am playing around with cranberries next.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of raisins

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Sift the wholewheat flour, all purpose flour and baking powder together – set aside
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, vanilla essence, egg and brown sugar
  4. Add the flour to the wet mixture
  5. Fold in the oats and raisins (or your choice of mix)
  6. Use two level tablespoon measures to make one cookie, roll into a ball and place 1 and a half inches apart on the baking tray
  7. Bake for 16 minutes, don’t overtake if you want a chewy cookie

Mix it up and substitute the raisins with cranberries, chocolate chips, nuts or your choice of mix. Fruit cake mix works well and adds a citrus flavour to the cookie.

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