Healthy Baking is K's secret stress relief. You can feel good about baking up any of these scrumptious treats!
Healthy Cookies: Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip
If you are like me, you have a tough time serving refined sugars to your loved ones! The great thing is, that you and truly get a great tasting cookie with this combo of agave nectar and honey. Bonus, if you are trying to lean toward more healthy fats – you can feel good about just using a bit of olive oil instead of butter.
We do debate about these “healthy cookies” in both the Fittbe and NW Faves camps. Some of us are all for the healthy choices, and some say, “hey, if I’m going to eat a cookie,” it better be a real treat and somewhat of splurge. Which one are you? Let us know on Instagram at either our NWFavorites account or Fittbe, depending upon which one is more your jam. And speaking of jam, we have some favorite jam picks for your cozy autumn tea and toast morning.
On to the cooksters… These are so easy to make, and you don’t even need to putt out your Kitchen Aid. Believe me, I love it – but the thing is heavy and I don’t keep it out on the counter, lol!
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tablespoon homey
- 3 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Method: Ready for this easy method?! Simply blend together the wet ingredients and set aside. Then mix up your dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients into the dry, and then add in your raisins and chocolate chips.
Scoop with an ice cream scoop onto a cookie sheet with sipat. Bake for about 12 minutes, and voila, you have delicious, healthy cookies that are perfect for breakfast, afternoon tea, or even road trips, (my absolute fave – it’s a great way to make the time go by, right)! If you make these, we’d love to see! Tag us on instagram @fittbeapps or @northwestfavorites.