Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

Here’s my take on a healthy oatmeal recipe from thefoodcharlatan. Although, I’m not sure whether you would still call these cookies “healthy” after the variations I made. Let’s face it! No matter how much we want to follow a recipe, our kitchen cupboard simply cannot magically produce all the ingredients we need – unless we plan ahead when buying our groceries, of course. 😉

And so, with a little improvisation and some simple math, here’s how I made nutty oatmeal cookies. I reduced the original recipe to make only 6 cookies because I was experimenting and did not want food to go to waste. In this case though, my cookies ended up inside our happy tummies! 😆

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Nutty Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 6 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts, crushed

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Pull out 2 bowls, one for dry ingredients, one for wet.
  3. In one bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Melt the butter in the other bowl.
  5. Whisk in the vanilla, then the egg. Whisk in the honey.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to stir until it has just come together (don’t overdo it).
  7. Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes, or freeze for about 15 minutes.
  8. Use your hands to shape the dough into roughly 6 cookies.
  9. Place on the prepared baking tray about one inch apart.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Let cool on the tray for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

Husband’s rating:3-stars-rating

As an amateur baker – if I even qualify as one – I think this cookie deserves 5 stars! Probably because the dough was in the oven too long, the cookies came out with a little crunch. My husband prefers the soft and chewy ones. Fair enough.😅

Here’s the link to original recipe in thefoodcharlatan: Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Share your oatmeal cookie recipes with me in the comments section below.

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