The Best Oatmeal Cookies with Freshly Milled Flour

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Soft, delicious and super healthy too! These cookies are so nutritious they can be eaten for breakfast or a healthy snack. The kids will love them and you will feel good knowing that they are not only great tasting but great for you!

Having homemade cookies in my cookie jar makes for a happy kitchen! Not only does it look pretty but is so tasty and provides an alternative to unhealthy snacks for my family. How is it healthy, you ask? By using freshly ground grains, unprocessed sweeteners and other healthy real ingredients, these are great for you. They are filled with lots of vitamins, minerals, and heart -healthy fiber.

You can make any cookie recipe healthier by substituting store bought flour with freshly milled wheat. Freshly milled grains are the most nutrient-dense food so using them in cookies actually can make them a good souce of nutrition. What better way to increase your nutrition than with delicious cookies!

I often make and even eat these with my homemade yogurt for breakfast. The freshly milled wheat fills you up with sustained energy so you are not hungry for snacks. I eat these instead of granola to mix things up. They are also great on their own with a nice cold drink!

How the Ingredients are Healthy

There are many ways to transform regular cookies into a heathy treat filled with nutrients. The trick is to substitute unhealthy ingredients. Here are the healthy ingredients used in this cookie:

  • Freshly milled soft white wheat and/or spelt: Grains that you grind yourself are chock full of nutrients. Replacing store bought flour with your own freshly ground grains changes it dramatically from a health detriment to a healing food. And if it is done right, it will taster dramatically better too! I use soft white wheat or spelt, often a combo of both. Soft white wheat does not require yeast to rise so it is used often in baked goods. This is what I primarily use. Spelt is a lighter, fluffier grain that gives an extra rise to baked goods. I like to add it to cookies so they don’t come out as flat. The pictured cookies were made with all spelt so they are extra thick.
  • Sucanat sugar: This is an unprocessed sugar high in molasses from the sugarcane plant. Because it is close to its natural state, it retains a good amount of vitamins and minerals. You gotta like a sugar that is nutritious!
  • Butter: I primarily use my “yogurt butter”, that is the top layer of fat that rises to to top of my homemade yogurt when it is done cooking. I just scrape it off and save for later. You can use any butter or margarine for cookie recipes. It is trial and error to see which ones bake better. Newer research is showing that natural animal fats are overall healthier in moderation than a lot of the “low fat” margarines that became popular in the 80s. This ingredient of butter or margarine can be personalized to individual preference.
  • Raisins: Dried fruit is “God’s Candy”. Natural sweeteness straight from the plant with lots of healthy nutrients! Raisins are high in antioxidants, and a good source of iron, potassium, copper, vitamin B6, manganese and boron.
  • Oats: Oats are well-known to contain heart-healthy soluble fiber and these cookies have a lot of oats. Oats also contain a good amount of vitamins and minerals making it a great food to improve your health!

Where to Buy Healthy Ingredients

My number one recommendation for where to buy healthy foods is Azure Standard. I love the prices, variety of food, and the organization of buying monthly in bulk. The ease of their online ordering makes it a quick and easy way to shop!

Equipment Needed

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This recipe doesn’t require any fancy equipment but I have a few favorite products below that simplify and make cooking easier. I’m all for cooking in the simplest, easiest way possible.

  • Electric Mixer: I mostly use my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer these days. It allows you to easily multitask and mix hands-free. I also have a hand-held electric mixer that used to be my full time mixer. Kitchen Aid is the only brand I recommend. After many, many breaking on me, I was told Kitchen Aid mixers have a MUCH better motor, and found it is so true. I have used these two for over 20 years on thick doughs and it has never broken. Kitchen Aid motors are really in a league of their own!
  • Cookie Scooper: This makes scooping the dough and putting it on your cookie sheet so quick and easy with no mess. It also makes each cookie the same size, if that’s important to you🙂.
  • Baking Sheet: I started using an insulated cookie sheet years ago and never turned back. Cookies never get overcooked on the bottom.
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Stainless Steel Fish Spatula: Sounds weird that it’s called a fish spatula, but trust me, it is great for cookies, eggs, and anything else on a metal pan. I bought this two years ago upon a big recommendation that it was way better than other ones. I didn’t fully believe it but needed one so bought it. Now here I am to tell you that this is the BEST spatula to use for cooking. It is actually the only one I use now so I bought two!
  • Cooling Rack: I like these better than the low ones because they cool faster by allowing air on all sides. They are used often in my house!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Scrumptious and very healthy oatmeal raisin cookies 🍪
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 65 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mixer with bowl
  • 1 Cookie scooper or large spoon
  • 1 Baking sheet
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Cooking rack

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Butter (200 grams)
  • 1 1/4 cup Sucanat (or other sugar) (210 grams)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour (190 grams)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 cups Oats (270 grams)
  • 1/2 cup Raisins (75 grams)

Instructions
 

  • Whip butter and sugar together with electric mixer.
  • Continue whipping while adding eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • Add oats until well mixed.
  • Add raisins.
  • Scoop balls of dough onto baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool on rack.
  • Store for 3 days at room temperature or freeze for later.
Keyword breakfast, cookies, freshly ground wheat, heart healthy

Hope you enjoy this guilt-free treat!

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