Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (with Honey)
1 cup whole wheat flour (a pinch more depending on the moisture of the mix)
1 1/2 cups of Large Flake Rolled Oats (smaller flake is ok too)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Cinnamon (I actually use about 3 Tbsp–got to love cinnamon)
1/2 tsp Nutmeg (optional)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup oil (corn, grapeseed or olive) * you can also use some applesauce to replace some of the oil if you wish*
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1 egg (beat with 1 Tbsp Water)
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup raisin (I didn’t have any, but they would be delicious!!)
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
In a medium bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together. Hint: when measuring out the honey, spray the measuring cup with oil or baking spray–your honey won’t stick).
Mix the wet stuff with the dry stuff. Add the raisins and walnuts and mix. If the mixture seems too wet, add a bit of flour. If it isn’t binding together very well, you may wish to add an egg white.
COOL the mix for 20 minutes in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 335 degrees (lower temperature due to the honey in the recipe which will burn more easily).
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto your baking sheet (I recommend lining the baking sheet with parchment paper). Press down with a fork to ensure even cooking.
Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes or until golden on the bottom of the cookie. The cookies freeze very well and make a great snack! Enjoy.