These cookies are my favorite healthy cookie. They are crunchy and nutty and one can really satisfy your sweet craving, with lots of healthy ingredients to nourish your mind, body and spirit!
1/2-cup canola or safflower oil
1 large egg
1/3-cup brown sugar (can substitute sucanat)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
¾ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
½ cup raisins
3 T. coarsely chopped pecans
3 T. coarsely chopped slivered almonds
1) Preheat oven to 350
2) Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl and beat at medium speed with a mixer to blend. Stir in egg and vanilla.
3) Spoon oats into a small bowl. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt stirring well with a whisk. Add oat and flour mixture to the oil mixture. Beat well. Stir in raisins, pecans, and almonds. Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
4) Spoon heaping spoonfuls of dough onto a nonstick cookie sheet lined or one lined with parchment paper. Mold gently with fingers.
5) Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Let cookies cool for 2-3 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool.
These keep well in an airtight container for several days. Or put a few in the freezer and save them for another day.
We love these cookies. It's nice when your cookies are nutritious and delicious!!
From Eat, Drink and be Healthy- William Willet Department Chair, Harvard School of Nutrition