Fourth of July Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by Nashua Nutrition Admin

With the 4th of July right around the corner, perhaps you have been invited to a cookout with family and friends. You may have even been asked to bring a dessert. If you’ve been on-track with healthy eating and living so far this summer, you don’t necessarily have to throw all of your hard work out the window. With these healthy, oatmeal raisin cookies, you can enjoy a sweet treat without having to feel guilty. Plus, they taste so great others may not even realize that they are actually good-for-you!

These cookies are full of sweet raisins (rich in B vitamins and iron), hearty oats (packed full of fiber) and warm cinnamon (can help to lower blood sugar levels). Store your cookies in an airtight container and they’ll last for an entire week (provided you do not eat them first)!

Fourth of July Recipe: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c (100g) instant oats
  • ¾ c (90g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp (4g) baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp (4g) ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp (1g) salt
  • 2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp (5mL) vanilla extract
  • ½ c (120mL) agave
  • ¼ c (40g) raisins

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the agave. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the raisins. Chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 325°F for 11-14 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  6. Important! Keep in mind that you need to measure the oats and flour correctly. Too much of either ingredient and your cookies will turn out dry and crumbly instead of soft and chewy!

Recipe Source: Amy’s Healthy Baking


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