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Written by LCheliak   
Wednesday, 09 April 2008 14:56

honey oatmeal cookie

These little 'cookies' are almost too healthy to be called a cookie. My dad has been on a life long search for a cookie that wasn't too sweet so, after playing around with the ingredients, I have finally achieved what he wanted. In fact, he thinks they are so good and nutritious that we should call them a nutritional supplement!

There is no sugar in this recipe, however, if you prefer sugar to honey, then simply alter the recipe....cut the baking soda to 1/4 teaspoon and add an extra tablespoon of water. Your baking temperature should go to 350 if you are using sugar.

When replacing sugar with honey, you have to increase the baking soda to increase the acid and reduce the liquid by 1 tablespoon. Also, when baking with honey, you need to lower the baking temperature.

Editor's note:

I made these today for my preschooler with the following modifications:

  • used unbleached white whole wheat flour (it's what I had)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • increased the oats by 1/4 cup
  • scooped tablespoons full, and did not press with fork (fuller rounder cookie)

They are not as sweet as most oatmeal cookies I've had, which is a good thing. We could not stop eating them, especially my preschooler. They are excellent "nutritional supplements"! Thanks again for sharing them, LCheliak!

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (with Honey)

Ingredients:

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (a pinch more depending on the moisture of the mix)
  • 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats (quick cooking is ok too- do not use instant)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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 full flavor molasses
  • 1 large egg (beat with 1 tablespoon water)
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

Yummy ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raisins (1 cup for my dad's batch)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (more for my dad's)!!

Preparation:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg with water. Now add the remaining wet ingredients to bowl and mix together. Tip: When measuring out the honey, measure the oil first then use the same cup for the honey. Your honey won't stick to the cup. Or spray the measuring cup with cooking oil spray if you're not using oil.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. 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.
  4. Cool the mix for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. Preheat the oven to 335 degrees (lower temperature due to the honey in the recipe which will burn more easily).
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheet. Press down with a fork to ensure even cooking.
  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden on the bottom of the cookie. Place cookies on rack to cool for 5 minutes. The cookies freeze very well and make a great snack! Enjoy.
Makes about 35 cookies.

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