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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 180 and line a baking tray with baking paper
- Sift the wholewheat flour, all purpose flour and baking powder together – set aside
- In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, vanilla essence, egg and brown sugar
- Add the flour to the wet mixture
- Fold in the oats and raisins (or your choice of mix)
- 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
- 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.