We all know how good oatmeal is. According to medical experts, it’s something that helps unclog the arteries, keep at bay constipation, and prevent hunger pangs from striking as it’s so heavy on the stomach.
Although it’s true that a bowl of this healthy treat that is commonly served during breakfast of snack times can be topped with an assortment of fruit slices, nuts, seeds and even yogurt, time will come when eating a serving of oatmeal can become boring. And no matter how good it is for your overall wellbeing, it amounts to nothing if eating it makes you want to puke and simply reach for something else — usually something unhealthy.
Fortunately, there is a very nifty way of consuming oatmeal that will surely save you from turning your back on this fiber- and mineral-rich superfood, and that is by turning it into cookies that are a delight to munch on!
Don’t worry because oatmeal cookies are actually some of the easiest cookies to make at home. Provided that you have an oven, hand mixer and the urge to keep your relationship with oatmeal going, then it’s for certain that you will find it super easy to whip up oatmeal cookies — even if baking is not your strongest suits.
Won’t oatmeal cookies be just as boring as a bowl of plain oatmeal? Not if they have something extra that can please the taste buds! In order to make your very first oatmeal cookies truly unforgettable, we’re going to add raisins to them — raisins that provide a dash of sweetness and interesting texture.
The presence of raisins can make every piece of oatmeal cookie you make from scratch a lot healthier because raisins are actually rich in vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants that fight off free radicals, inflammation and aging. Raisins are loaded with fiber just like oatmeal, so you can rest assured that constipation will be a thing of the past!
Oh, and making these homemade oatmeal raisin cookies extremely good for you is the fact that they are free of dairy. No matter if you are allergic to milk or trying to lose weight, the recipe below is made exactly just for you.
So if you’re excited to make your first batch of super healthy oatmeal raisin cookies, read on.
3 cups of oatmeal (old-fashioned)
1 1/2 cups of raisins
1 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour if you like)
1 cup of melted coconut oil
1 cup of brown sugar (or 1 teaspoon of stevia powder extract)
1/4 cup of arrowroot flour
2 medium-sized eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
-Get started by having your oven preheated to 350°F.
-With the help of a hand mixer, beat together coconut oil and brown sugar (or stevia) in a bowl.
-Once mixed very well, add in eggs and vanilla extract slowly.
-While still mixing, throw in baking soda, cinnamon powder, sea salt and nutmeg.
-Add in all-purpose flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour) and arrowroot flour little by little while mixing very well. Make sure that there are no clumps remaining.
-Stir in old-fashioned oatmeal and raisins. Give everything a good stir.
-Reach for a large baking sheet and lightly grease it.
-Using a spoon or cookie scoop, place large dollops of your oatmeal cookie mix on the baking sheet. Make sure that they are about 2 inches away from one another.
-Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until you see that the edges are slightly browned.
-Once cooked, place the baking sheet on a wire rack to allow your homemade dairy-free oatmeal raisin cookies to cool. Once completely cool, serve and stash the remaining in an air-tight container.