There is something really healthy sounding about a cookie made with oatmeal and raisins.
I suppose if you are going to indulge in a cookie, and you are feeling a bit guilty about doing so, it sounds a lot better if the cookie has oatmeal and raisins in it.
I am quite partial to the ‘chewiness’ of an oatmeal cookie.
Some folks say that they hate raisins in their cookies.
I have to ask if they have ever had raisins in their cookies. I know to ask this because, I was once one of these ‘anti-raisin in the cookie’ people.
Raisins add that bit of sweetness that a cookie with oatmeal can use.
1 small box of raisins has about 45 grams of sugar. This is the natural kind of sugar.
Raisins also give us fiber, antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins and Potassium.
Researchers say that oatmeal is good for us.
Oatmeal is said to lower the blood pressure. Oatmeal is also rich in soluble fiber and contains calcium and potassium.
Why use whole wheat?
I’m trying something different in this recipe- that’s why I am using whole wheat flour rather than using all purpose white flour like I usually use for cookies. Other’s prefer whole wheat flour in their foods. That is because experts say that the whole grains are packed with nutrients. Whole wheat has protein, fiber, B vitamins, and antioxidants. This is some research that suggests that a diet rich in whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer.
Are you convinced that an oatmeal raisin cookie made with whole wheat sounds like a good and tasty idea?
The Recipe for this cookie
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.
What you will need for this recipe
- Softened butter- 1 1/2 sticks
- 3/4 cup of sugar alternative such as Splenda (or sugar if you choose)
- 1/2 cup of Coconut Palm Sugar, or other brown sugar alternative or brown sugar.
- Baking soda- 1 tsp
- Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp
- Salt 1/2 tsp
- Vanilla extract 1 tsp
- 2 eggs
- 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!