Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ok so I've pretty much turned into Betty Crocker on my Instagram. There's no looking back now. I don't know why y'all keep trusting me with recipes. Maybe because I haven't died yet. So here we are, another healthy treat for those that want to experiment in the kitchen like moi.

Just FYI as much as I'm into my fitness journey, y'all don't have to make this the healthy way. Many of the ingredients can be replaced with other options that aren't as "healthy" so use this as a guide, if you will.

Also I made two versions of this, one with chocolate chips for my daughter and one with raisins. Pick your evil ; )

Ok let's get into it.

 

Ingredients:

  • butter (I use earth balance vegan butter)
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon powder
  • nutmeg
  • 1 egg white
  • wheat flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • rolled oats
  • flax seeds
  • walnuts
  • raisins or chocolate chips
  • peanut or almond butter

What you'll need:

  • large bowl
  • big spoon
  • whisk
  • small bowl
  • cookie sheet

What I did:

As always, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next grab your small bowl and mix in some brown sugar and butter. If your butter is too cold melt it in the microwave for a few seconds this way it's easier to whisk it with the sugar. 

Once that's good and mixed, add one egg white, powdered cinnamon and some nutmeg. Whisk that some more and put it aside for now. In your large bowl, put about 1 3/4 cup of wheat flour, 1 cup of rolled oats, and 3/4 cup of flax seeds, a teaspoon of baking powder and baking soda. Now grab the small bowl with the sugar and butter and pour that into the larger bowl. With a large spoon fold all the ingredients together. It will be chunky which is okay.

Once you've mixed in it a bit, throw in a spoonful of peanut or almond butter. Crush a few walnuts and add those in as well. At this point you can also add in either your raisins or chocolate chips.

Keep mixing that up until it's all good and chunky. Now get your cookie sheet and if you'd like put a strip of wax paper or spray it with coconut oil or any non-stick spray. You want to basically grab a large spoonful of the mixture and place on the cookie sheet about half inch apart. These cookies won't spread much at all, so don't worry about making too much space between them.

In my oven they baked for about 20 minutes. Just make sure you're checking up on them. These aren't your typical chewy cookies, so don't expect that. You an either bake them to be crunchy or just enough so that the outer part is crunchy and the inside is soft. Up to you.

Side note: This is the second batch of these I make. The first time I used regular brown sugar but this time I used "dark brown sugar" which is why the cookies look dark. They're not burnt. Okurrr?

So there you go, now put your apron on, make these babies, and tag me (@melzlookwellz) if you do.

Comment with any questions or suggestions!

 

Xx

Armelis

@melzlookwellz