There is nothing more healthier than a cookie made with the base of oats and whole wheat flour. Oats are one of the healthiest grains on earth. They are gluten-free and powerhouse of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Oats helps in weight loss, reduces heart related risks and lowers blood sugar levels along with other skin benefits. So, why not use them in making delicious oatmeal cookies!
What is the difference between oats and oatmeal?
Oats are whole grain food, in their most natural form they take hours to cook. The rolled form of oats which appear as flakes (instant oats that we use for breakfast) are the processed form of real oats, hence these take minutes to cook. Any meal made with instant oats such as porridge is known as oatmeal.
8 reasons why you should eat oatmeal cookies
- Oats are full of nutrition, loaded with important vitamins and minerals.
- They are rich in antioxidants which helps in lowering blood pressure.
- Oats is the powerhouse of soluble fiber “Beta-Glucan” which is good for gut health and helps lower blood sugar level.
- Oats helps in preventing risks of heart related diseases as it lowers total and LDL cholesterol.
- It improves blood sugar levels and helps in controlling them.
- Oats are stomach filling, and helps in keeping us full for a longer time. Thus it promotes weight loss.
- Various skincare products use oats due to it’s skin care properties. Apart from using them in oatmeal cookies, you can apply them as a face pack too.
- Oats helps in relieving constipation.
Now that you know their are various benefits why you should include oats in your diet, let’s move on to the most healthy, soft and chewy oatmeal cookies recipe.
Oatmeal cookies recipe
- Mixing bowls
- 1/4 cup Whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup Rolled oats instant oat flakes
- 3 tbsp sugar/ jaggery/ brown sugar/ molasses
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 tbsp buttermilk/ milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 pinch baking soda
- 2 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup cornflakes optional
- 1/4 cup dried fruits optional
- Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Add egg and whisk again.
- Add buttermilk and mix well.
- Combine all the dry ingredients- Whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, oats, cornflakes and nuts. Mix gently with a spatula.
- Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or until you want them freshly baked.
- Scoop out the dough on the baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 220° C for 12 minutes.
- Add raisins and chocolate chips for enhancing the taste of these healthy oatmeal cookies.
- If you want your cookies to be crisp use whole wheat flour and oats in the ratio 1:1
Tadaaa! Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are ready. Enjoy them warm right from the oven or store them in an airtight container. I personally like them a bit warm. The fragrance of the whole wheat flour and whole grain is sure to drive you crazy.
Share your cookie making experience and let us know how your cookies turned out.