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3 Nutritious and Delicious Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

Oatmeal cookies are nutritionally delicious options, ideal for eating at any time of the day. Discover how to make them at home with these 3 options.

That oats are certainly a wonderful cereal, there would be practically no room for doubt.  Although it is true that in the past it did not have the importance that other cereals had at the time, such as barley or wheat, little by little it gained popularity, growing crops and therefore their consumption, especially in Asia. Central where it was cultivated in good quantity although it was nevertheless considered a “weed”.

It is a wonderful cereal due to its incredible nutritional value, in such a way that the exquisite oat flakes provide us with a good amount of different essential nutrients, fundamental for our health and more specifically for the proper functioning of our body.

As far as its nutritional contribution is concerned, oatmeal stands out for being rich in proteins of high biological value (considered to be of good quality because it contains all the essential amino acids). It provides healthy fats, among which we find unsaturated fats and linoleic acid.

On the other hand, it contains complex carbohydrates (easily absorbed), vitamins (especially from group B, among which B1, B2, B3 and B6 stand out) and a good amount of minerals (such as phosphorus, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc and sodium).

Did you know that there are different ways to prepare this cereal to enjoy its flavor, its smooth texture and its nutritional richness? For example, a traditional option is to make a porridge, which consists of a kind of oatmeal puree made with flakes of this cereal and milk (it can be animal or some vegetable drink).

But the truth is that oatmeal also supports a wide variety of recipes, especially desserts. A good example is cookies, the quintessential sweet that everyone always likes, and which are surprising for their versatility in terms of ingredients.

How to make oatmeal cookies: 3 different recipes

On this occasion we are going to propose the preparation of 3 different oatmeal cookie recipes, so that you can choose between the basic and traditional recipe, even unique and incredible options. You dare?

Basic oatmeal cookie recipe

Ingredients:

  • 230 grams fine oat flakes
  • 100 grams oatmeal
  • 150 grams brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml Of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chemical yeast

Preparation of the basic oatmeal cookies:

  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of the food processor put the oat flakes, flour, brown sugar and yeast. Mix everything well a bit.
  2. In another bowl mix the eggs and olive oil. When these two ingredients are well mixed, add it to the previous mixture.
  3. Now mix everything well. If you use a food processor, mix well for a few minutes. If you do it by hand, stir well until a paste forms.
  4. Preheat the oven to 170ºC and put parchment paper on the baking tray.
  5. With the help of your hands, form balls and then flatten them. Place them one by one on the tray.
  6. When you have finished with the first batch, cook them in the oven for 10 minutes, or until you notice that the cookies are golden.
  7. Take the cookies out of the oven and place them on a wire rack to breathe and cool.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 60 grams of oat flakes
  • 60 grams chopped raisins
  • 225 grams Of flour
  • 225 grams soft butter
  • 140 grams brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 125ml of orange juice

Preparation of the oatmeal raisin cookies:

  1. Chop the raisins and reserve them in a bowl. Cut the orange in half and squeeze it to obtain 125 ml. of its juice, which you must add to the bowl of raisins. Now let them soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter a little in the microwave and put it in a bowl together with the sugar. Mix them well with the help of a wooden spoon.
  3. Beat the egg yolk a little and add it to the butter and sugar mixture, stirring again. Sift the flour over this mixture.
  4. Add the oat flakes and mix again.
  5. Now drain the raisins that you have soaked in the orange juice and add them to the mixture. Stir well until you get a homogeneous paste.
  6. Preheat the oven to 190ºC and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  7. Take portions with your hands, first forming balls and then flattening them, and place them on the trays leaving a distance between them.
  8. To finish, bake the cookies for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Then remove them from the band with the help of a spatula and let them cool.

Oatmeal and hazelnut cookies recipe

Ingredients:

  • 60 grams of oat flakes
  • 60 grams chopped raisins
  • 55 grams chopped hazelnuts
  • 225 grams Of flour
  • 225 grams soft butter
  • 140 grams brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 125ml of orange juice

Preparation of the oatmeal raisin cookies:

  1. Chop the raisins and reserve them in a large bowl. Cut the orange in half and squeeze it to obtain the orange juice in the indicated amount, which you must add to the bowl of raisins. Now let the raisins soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Melt the butter a little and put it in a bowl along with the sugar. Mix it well with the help of a wooden spoon.
  3. Beat the egg yolk a little and add it to the butter and sugar mixture, stirring again. Sift the flour over this mixture. Add the oat flakes and mix again. Chop the hazelnuts and add them to the mixture, stirring well again.
  4. This is the time to drain the raisins. Add them to the mixture and stir well.
  5. Preheat the oven to 190ºC and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  6. Take portions with a spoon or with your hands, first forming balls and then flattening them, and place them on the trays leaving a distance between them.
  7. To finish, bake the cookies for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Then remove them from the band with the help of a spatula and let them cool.

 

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