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Cookies – Whole wheat with Oats blended in Honey (sugar free)

Cookies with Honey

About:

These cookies are easy and quick to make.

I used whole wheat and oats for some fiber benefits and cinnamon for flavour, chocolate chips and nuts for crunchiness.

Health Benefits:

Lab studies have found that honey and cinnamon include its ability to promote a stronger immune system, digestive system, increase the health of the heart, bones, skin, teeth, and hair, as well as stimulate weight loss.

Oats reduce LDL cholesterol while helping to maintain levels of HDL and it is high in fiber.

Making the switch to whole wheat flour will help you reap grains nutritional benefits without sacrificing some foods you love.

Makes: 8-10
Preparation time: 10 mins
Baking time: 10-12 mins

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour-3/4cup
  • Oats-1/2cup
  • Honey-1/2cup
  • Almond butter-1/4cup
  • Baking powder-3/4tsp
  • Baking soda-1/2tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon-1/2tsp
  • Vegetable fat/olive oil butter- 2tbsp
  • Salt-pinch

Topping:

  • Chocolate chips/chopped almonds-2tbsp

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg c. line and grease the baking tray set aside.
  • Cream together honey, vegetable fat, almond butter in a bowl with hand mixer or with an electric mixer.
  • In a separated bowl whisk in wheat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt. Add these dry Ingredients to the wet mixture and stir to combine, stir in chocolate chips and dry nuts.
  • Drop cookies by tablespoon full onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden brown. Centres will appear slightly undercooked.
  • Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5-10minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store leftovers (If any J ) in an airtight container.

Note:

  • You can even add peanut butter instead of almond butter.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on July 21, 2014, in Breakfast, Breakfast, Dessert, Indian, International, Kids recipes, Starters and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Nice cookies, honey is so good for you, it also reduces inflammation. Cinnamon helps lower blood sugar too.

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  2. Very crunchy, I have tried wheat flour cookies, but did not come out like yours Chitra πŸ™‚ I will try your recipe and honey is absolutely divine πŸ˜€

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  3. look at the color πŸ™‚

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  4. One thing I always like in your post is health benefits:)
    Healthy and yummy cookies

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  5. What tasty looking cookies!!

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  6. I have been thinking of something along these lines, myself. Awesome!

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  7. Healthy and yummy! Loving the hearty look of them πŸ™‚

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  8. This looks really yum. I’ve bookmarked it for later.

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  9. Sounds good Chitra!

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  10. Kitchenequations

    Perfect timing chitra.. I was looking for healthy cookies πŸ™‚

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  11. Chitra – Why mix baking soda and powder? i am sure it is necessary it just tends to taste taint gluten free flours – or it does with my guinea pigs.

    But Rachel has taken this to share with her cooking group at the Day Care Centre. (I have modifed it as we can’t tolerate oats and just used soda and cows butter to get them to rise). We have also swapped honey for Agave Syrup as the only honey in the house is the credit-card screaming costly ones.

    But thank you for a simple recipe and rescuing me today πŸ™‚

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    • Dear Mac- I keep questioning that to me all the time and tried to look on net but couldn’t gather much info on that. …as am new to baking even am not sure so please let me know if it is necessary to add both or just either one will do the job for baking. …thanx for sharing this and agave syrup is also a good choice. …I use both….look forward to hear from yourself. …cheers….

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      • Dear Chitra The first answer I got was that soda allows the cookies to “brown” nicely. Another answer I got was that they lift the cookies at different times and use different chemical reactions. This is especially useful for wheat based flours.

        I understand now but this is not an issue with gluten free cooking as too much rising causes the “volcano” effect – high sides, huge dip in the middle
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        Hope this helps. If not, I’ll ask the pastry chef people again

        Mac

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      • Ha ha liked you “volcano” effect. …so sweet of you Mac this is definitely more informative than me scrolling down for answer. …thanx a ton am lucky to be surrounded by wonderful friends around ….This blogging world is making me learn more and more…..cheers. …

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  12. These look so delicious. Cant wait to try these at home. Emma.

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  13. I have bought at a farm a special honey: Fruit blossoms honey & I will use it in these tasty looking cookies! Yumm! Today! πŸ™‚ x

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  14. These look great! I love oatmeal raising cookies so I’m sure I would enjoy these.

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