Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (can sub coconut oil for all or part of this)
  • 1 1/2 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (can of course sub vanilla beans)
  • 1 Cups nuts, finely chopped
  • 3 Cups quick oatmeal (or pulse regular oats in your food processor once or twice)
  • 1 1/2 Cups whole wheat flour, or spelt flour
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Scant teaspoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder (optional. I never use baking powder with aluminum in it. Tastes nasty and may hurt your brain.)
  • 1 1/2 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup very dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 Cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Mix wet ingredients--first by creaming butter with brown sugar, then beating in eggs and vanilla.
Mix fine dry ingredients--flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together
Mix the wet ingredient combo with the dry ingredient combo, then mix in oats, nuts, chocolate chips, and raisins into the dough.
Drop spoonfuls or balls of dough on a cookie sheet (which cookie sheet ideally but not necessarily could be lined with parchment, or greased with shortening/non-stick cooking spray)
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Or longer, depending on how soft or crunchy you like your cookies.
Enjoy! Share! Don't eat them all at once! (they freeze really well; so does the dough)

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