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! 😆
Nutty Oatmeal Cookies
Yield: 6 cookies
- 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
- Preheat oven to 160 C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Pull out 2 bowls, one for dry ingredients, one for wet.
- In one bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- Melt the butter in the other bowl.
- Whisk in the vanilla, then the egg. Whisk in the honey.
- 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).
- Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes, or freeze for about 15 minutes.
- Use your hands to shape the dough into roughly 6 cookies.
- Place on the prepared baking tray about one inch apart.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let cool on the tray for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
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.