Sep 26, 2012

Flaxseed Oatmeal Cookies

I've got such a sweet tooth and I try super hard to stay away from sweets when I'm trying to be healthy.  I substitute my cravings for sugar with fruit but a baked good is a baked good and can not be replaced.  I had a bunch of raisins that I wanted to use up so thought to try out a healthy oatmeal raisin cookie.  Now I know that healthy probably isn't a great word for a cookie as a cookie is still a treat and something that you should indulge in but these cookies use whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed and honey which means no butter and less sugar so in my world, that's definitely healthy.  The best part is that they are totally yummy and do not taste "healthy" at all.  It's a great replacement when you are craving oatmeal cookies and you can even sub the raisins with chocolate chips. My husband requested peanut butter chips and they tasted great with those too!

I had bought ground flaxseed meal as I had read that it was a replacement for butter in baking so this was my first time using it.  You can't really taste it, maybe just a hint of a nutty flavor but it seems to be a fab replacement for butter so I will be working it into other recipes.
1/2 cup Ground Flaxseed Meal
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In your mixer (or bowl if you don't have one) mix together the flaxseed meal, brown sugar, honey, egg and water.
  • In another bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda.  Add the oats and mix well. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix.   
  • If you'd like to make batches with different ingredients (one batch raisin, one batch chocolate chip) split the batch now into different bowls.  
  • Add in the raisins (or other ingredient of your choosing) and mix well into the batter. 
  • Using a spoon, scoop the batter and roll into a ball.  Place onto the cookie sheet. Don't worry about placing them too far apart as they don't spread much.  
  • Sprinkle each ball with a little cinnamon (optional but I loved it!)
  • Bake 13 to 16 minutes until edges and top of the cookies are slightly brown. Cool on a wire rack.

11 comments:

  1. those look delicious! i love oatmeal raisin cookies. i think i'll have to try this recipe. thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Yum! I've been looking for healthy baked goods recipes as I have a big sweet tooth as well. Another substitute for flour and wheat flour is almond flour. It's much healthier, as they now say that even wheat is not that great for you. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Mmmmmmmmmm!! These look delish. I LOOOOOOVE oatmeal cookies and have a MAJOR sweet tooth as well.

    I buy ground flax all the time (use it in shakes, spaghetti sauce, pancakes.. whatever!) but didn't realize it could be used as a butter substitute!? AWESOME!!

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  4. I LOVE Oatmeal Cookies and this recipe is like a dream come true. Looks and sounds very heart healthy and fill wit goodness. Cant wait to try now that fall is here.

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  5. Oh yumm... love!! And I love your plate and cup!

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  6. Those look so yummy! I love using flaxseed =) definitely will have to try this recipe out!

    -Msee

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  7. Oh im definitely going to try this! Thanks for posting!

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  8. This look so good and healthy! Thanks for sharing.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  9. These sound really good! I'm supposed to be cutting down on dairy so any butter replacements are good :)

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  10. Love it!! Tried it with caramel bits cos that's all I had but boy did they go quick!! Great recipe :) thanks

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