There is something really healthy sounding about Low Sugar Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
Low Sugar Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I have heard a lot of good things about both oatmeal and whole wheat.
There are experts who tell us that whole wheat flour is a great source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, as well as other benefits. On the other hand, oatmeal has it’s own benefits as well.
The sugar that is in this cookie comes from the raisins that are added.
You could omit the raisins rather than add them if you want to keep this sugar free. Furthermore, you could substitute sugar free chocolate chips for them as well.
This whole wheat and oatmeal raisin cookie certainly is a different kind of a cookie.
While most people, including myself, may gravitate towards the basic chocolate chip cookie, sometimes we need to try something different. Hence, this cookie is a good alternative.
This cookie calls for sugar alternatives.
You are welcome to use whatever alternative that you normally bake with. The brown sugar alternative that I use is Coconut Palm Sugar. You can find Coconut Palm Sugar on Amazon.
I’m making this with no added sugar. The sugar in my cookie comes from the raisins. Feel free to use sugar or the alternative of your choice.
If you would rather use alternatives to sugar, like I do, make sure that you use the same equivalent amounts as noted in the recipe. Some alternatives will state that you need to use more or less amounts than you would use of sugar. Therefore, reading labels is consequently important for the recipe to turn out right.
The recipe for Low Sugar Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
What you will need for this recipe
- Softened butter- 1 1/2 sticks
- Sugar Alternative- such as Splenda 3/4 cup sugar equivalent
- Coconut Palm Sugar or other brown sugar alternative – 1/2 cup (brown sugar equivalent) .
- Baking soda- 1 tsp
- Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp
- Salt- 1/2 tsp
- Vanilla extract -1 tsp
- Whole Wheat Flour- 1 1/2 cups
- Oats- old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats 3 cups
- Raisins- 1 cup
How to make this
- Preheat your oven to 350 and prep your pan for nonstick- I use parchment paper
- In a mixing bowl, beat together your butter and sugar until creamy. Set aside.
- In another bowl, combine together your baking soda, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, eggs, and flour.
- Mix the contents of your second bowl into your mixing bowl
- Blend in your oatmeal and raisins.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, allow to cool for a minute or two before serving. Enjoy!