Crispy oatmeal raisin cookies. Definitely a good recipe, where you don’t add additional sugar. You get all crunchy biscuits that are at delicious taste.
When I last browsed through the new Allerhande (a recipe magazine from a supermarket), I noticed a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies without refined sugar. A bit of a misleading title. It seemed now as if there was a sugar substitute as date syrup or agave syrup added, but that was not the case. This was aimed at the sugar that is in the apple and raisins. Naturally. And sugar has become a dirty word.
Is sugar really thatn
But sugar is also one of the nutrients we need. It supplies energy and is a building block for body processes. Only the amounts of which are now consuming it are a problem.
Our bodies loves sugar, which is a legacy that we have inherited from the first humans that lived thousands of years ago. Food was scarce and sweets gave energy. So that had a taste preference. And that preference is still the case, even though food is for most people in the West no longer scarce. Manufacturers know this and so they add a little sugar in many foods, because we find them tastier. And all those little bits of sugar together are a lot of sugar and our body is not built to handle that amount.
So it’s not that sugar is bad for our bodies, instead. Only the large quantities that we receive today is a problem. And then it does not matter whether the sugar is granulated sugar, agave syrup, date syrup or stevia.
Too is never a good n
That said, if you’re making most of your meals from scratch, you also can choose not to add sugar and lower your sugar consumption. That way you can pend a few days per week of sugar-free and look very carefully to what you eat. Become sugar conscious. And then you certainly can eat a slice of cake once in a while or a delicious dessert. Just in moderation. And enjoy it even more.
But that sideways, I told you I came along the recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies against. With apple, raisins, almonds, oatmeal, butter and a little salt. Pure ingredients. And I decided to bake these cookies in order to see how they taste.
I was pleasantly surprised. These cookies are delicious. They are full of fibers and slightly sweet in flavor. Just don’t eat them all at once. For it’s never good eating too much from anything.
- In the beginning the dough crumbles a lot, start mixing in a bowl. But when it becomes sticky put it on your counter and knead it further until it's done.
- It's easy to divide the dough in 12 cookies of almost the same size. First halve the dough and make roll off each half. Half each roll and slice each part in three. You'll see that all your cookies are about the same size.
- If you make sure your oatmeal and almond meal are gluten free (read the ingredients on the package if it doesn't contain traces) than this recipe is without gluten.
- you can substitute the almond meal with ground hazelnuts or pine nuts (the latter can be a great substitute if you've got a nut allergy. Pine nuts are seed, but do check if you may have these)
- Do you want to go lactose free and / or vegan? Substitute the butter with margarine
- This recipe is really delicious with coarsely chopped almond or walnut. About 20 grams will do.
- These cookies stay fresh for 2 days at room temperature in an airtight container.
- You can't freeze these cookies. The structure will change and they will crumble
Other tips and delicious
- Tips for baking the perfect cookies
- Oatmeal pancakes with plum compote
- Easy to bake cookies
- Coconut cake cookies
It's a good taste!
Recipe Oatmeal raisin
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Oatmeal raisin cookies
- 2 apples sweet
- 200 grams oatmeal
- 50 grams raisins
- 40 gram almond flour
- 50 grams butter unsalted, room temperature
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Wash the apples well, take out the core and grate them coarsely.
- Mix the grated apple with oatmeal, raisins, almond flour, pinch of salt and butter.
- Knead the mixture until you get a dough.
- Divide into 12 pieces and make a ball of each piecel.
- Place on the baking paper and press the balls slightly flat.
- Bake for 30 minutes in the oven.
- Let cool on a wire rack.
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- a good pair of knives
- cutting board
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- Sheet pan, baking tray or baking sheet
- Baking paper or baking mat