14 November 2010

Simple Ones: Healthy Oatmeal Granola Cookies

I like to take recipes and tailor them with healthy things to create tasty treats. Granola bars are way to expensive in the store and are wrapped in more packaging than Christmas. Substituting healthier, better quality ingredients can make a world of difference. It does take a bit of trial and error. I, personally, like to avoid bleached or refined products. If I wanted the rubbish, I'd pour myself a glass of bleach to go with some bleached white bread and white sugar.
These cookies have fiber, ancient grains, and are low glycemic (because of the agave nectar). One or two of these around that 2:30 pm low point really brighten up my day and give my energy. Who needs 5 hour energy anyways. pisshaw. Enjoy!


  • 3/4 cup butter or olive oil, softened
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar or raw honey
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups 50/50 White Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2  cups steel cut oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut shreds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 2/3 cup spelt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In large bowl, mix together butter, agave nectar/honey, and brown sugar until uniformly mixed. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground flax seed, spelt, coconut shreds and salt. Stir in oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Place cookies onto sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

 I recommend refrigeration them because the flax seed and they keep longer.