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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Nutrition Fact: Celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day (March 19th) with homemade healthy oatmeal raisin cookies! Homemade healthy cookies can provide a sweet fix without contributing too much fat or sugar to your diet. Additionally, oatmeal cookies are one of the relatively few sweet snacks that have a decent amount of protein and fiber.

Cook: 45-60 min

Makes 15 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

1 c (100g) instant oats

¾ c (90g) whole wheat flour

1 ½ tsp (4g) baking powder

1 ½ tsp (4g) ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp (1g) salt

2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter, melted

1 large egg, room temperature

1 tsp (5mL) vanilla extract

½ c (120mL) agave (or honey or maple syrup)

¼ c (40g) raisins (optional)

Directions:

Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the agave. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the raisins (if desired). Chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Drop cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 325 degrees F for 11-14 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 100cal, Sodium: 73.5mg, Fiber: 1.5 g, Sugars: 10.2 g, Protein: 2.0 g, total fat: 2.4 g

Adapted from http://amyshealthybaking.com/nutrition-labels/nutrition-facts-the-ultimate-healthy-soft-chewy-oatmeal-raisin-cookies/

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