I saw a recipe weeks ago that got me inspired in trying to bake my own healthy oat cookies. The good thing is that these ideas turn into a family activity quite easily, great for the School Holidays and little tummies (This is what I call a win-win!)
Furthermore, I am not a fan of most of the ready-to-eat cookies we find at the Supermarkets. Even if you are able to find quite healthy options, or with a decent amount of sugars, I will always prefer to bake my own and feed my children (and the mums at playgroup) with something tasteful, full of nutrients and with some home-made love.
Moreover, I had the chance to use a home-made prune jam (with no added sugar) I did ages ago, for a not-so-healthy dessert, and it just turned the cookies into a delicious experiment! Are you willing to give it a go? They are loaded with nutrients, fibre and why not? A little sweet taste to indulge us during the holidays.
Just follow the steps below:
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup flour (you can use wholemeal, almond or any other favourite)
- 1/3 cup soft butter or olive spread
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1-2 large eggs (depending on how dry is the mix)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Home-made prunes jam, raisins or any other topping you like
- Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees Celsius (each oven is different, so keep this in mind when considering the baking time).
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a pan, then add the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Prepare a tray with non-stick baking paper.
- With a spoon, serve small portions and fill them with the desired topping.
- Bake the cookies for 25 minutes or until golden.
Serve and enjoy with a cup of coffee!
Lilia has a Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition; passionate about Sports Nutrition, performance enhancement, exercise science and weight management. Lilia always works toward the fulfilment of her client goals, prioritizing their health over nutrition trends.