31.7.15

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal, as a type of cereal grain, is a fitting ingredient for meals of the first harvest - Lammas. And not to mention all of its medicinal properties! I have recently started eating for breakfast or dinner and am amazed by it! Oatmeal has a positive impact on your metabolism, it speeds up your digestion, prevents bowel cancer, stimulates the thyroid gland, lowers cholesterol and generally has a great effect on the cardiovascular system (helps with high blood pressure, varicose veins and so on). In addition to this, it balances out your blood sugar levels and reduces the retention of water in the organism (great for diabetics!). These are just a few of its medicinal properties. All in all, it's a wonderful food!

These healthy cookies use the full potential of oats since they are almost entirely made from them. Made up of a minimal quantity of flour (which is replaced by oatmeal), sugar (which is replaced by a banana) and even butter, they truly do deserve the title of healthy cookies.


You Will Need:

  • 4 cups oatmeal (I used small coffee cups)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla sugar
  • 150 g softened butter
  • 1 packet baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • a bit of vanilla aroma
  • a bit of rose aroma (optional)
  • 1 small banana (squashed)
  • 2 tbsp solid yogurt 
  • 150 g cooking chocolate
Note: the rose aroma isn't necessary, but I added a bit of it because rose is one of the traditional scents of Lammas

How To Prepare:

  1. Chop chocolate into small pieces (aim for chocolate chips) and squash the banana.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl using a wooden spoon (oatmeal, flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, baking powder, baking soda).
  3. Using an electric mixer (preferably with the dough hook endings), mix in the wet ingredients: softened butter, egg, aromas, banana, yogurt.
  4. Once you have made a compact mixture, add the chocolate chips and mix them in well.
  5. Cover a baking tray with baking paper.
  6. Shape the cookies (don't worry, the dough should be a bit more sticky than usual, although you can add a bit more flour if need be) and place them on the baking tray.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 175°C.

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