MIXED NUTS OATMEAL AND RAISIN COOKIES



These cookies were made solely by trial and error method. I tried baking these cookies by throwing whatever I had in my pantry. The first time they didn’t turn out as I expected, I experimented with the ratio a little bit by adding Xagave the next time. This gave a slight sweetness to the cookies along with the raisins. They turned out perfect this time. The ingredients used here makes around 24 small size cookies. All the ingredients used here are natural, so these are pretty much healthy if had in moderation :)

INGREDIENTS:
1. Regular old-fashioned oats, 1 cup.
2. Whole wheat flour, 1 cup.
3. Peanut butter, 1 cup.
4. Butter or canola oil, 2 tablespoons.
5. Xagave or agave nectar, or any sweetener of choice, ½ cup or more depending upon sweetness.
6. Raisins, 2 tablespoon.
7. Mixed nuts like walnuts, almonds, and pistachios, 1 cup.
8. Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon.
9. Baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon.
10. Salt, a pinch.

PREPARATION:
Chop the nuts into small pieces by running through a food processor or by hand. Mix the oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, nuts and raisins together in a bowl. Melt the peanut butter and oil in another bowl by microwaving it for about a minute. Add the Xagave to this and whisk the wet ingredients well and add it to the flour mixture. Knead everything slowly until it forms into a smooth pliable dough. If the dough is too sticky, it can be put in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then baked into cookies. Alternatively, if the dough is a little bit dry (this depends on the type of peanut butter used), add a few drops of water or milk and mix it into manageable dough. Roll the dough into small rounds and arrange them on a baking sheet leaving enough space between each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, let it cool, and enjoy with any hot beverage.

53 comments:

Priya said...

Send me some Gita, scrumptious cookies looks super delicious and healthy..feel like grabbing some..

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy and healthy cookies.. wonderful presentation.. :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..superb cookies

Kairali sisters said...

Yummy cookies. Love nuts in cookies!!

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Kairali sisters

Kiran said...

Wow very healthy cookies.They look very delicious.

Suja Sugathan said...

Wonderful cookies..healthy. feel like grabbing them.

Asha said...

My fave cookies. I like it when they have lot of Raisins in it.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks healthy cookies..

PALATABLE said...

This is my favorite, looks healthy and yummy dear...

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Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wanna grab the tray with cookies and tea....lovely delight..yum

kitchen queen said...

O M G the tea looks so realistic and tempting that I want to penetrate inside the picture and grab the tea mug and have the tea.the cookies look so lovely and tempting and yummy.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, beautiful looking cookies :)

Nitks said...

Healthy cookies... Looks crunchy and yummy..

Suman Singh said...

lovely cookies...yum!

PranisKitchen said...

gita i really like all ur post because u have a good collection of healthy recipes..this mixed nut and oatmeal at same time taste delcious and very healthy..liked the picture..love the tea also..good one yarr

simply.food said...

I like it when an experiment turnd out to be keeper recipe.Your cookies look devine.

Pavithra said...

Good and healthy delicious tea time treat..looks yummy

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks really yummy with all the health benefits from the mixed nuts and oatmeal. Perfect with a glass of milk.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Loved the biscuits and loved that tea too...perfect !!!

SpicyTasty said...

It looks like aperfect eve snack. It's 4.30pm now am craving for that tea and cookies. yummy!!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and yummy!!! delicious...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Cookies looks delicious with the cup of tea

Cham said...

My son should love this one for his after school snack!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

its sucha nice thing to bite into nuts amidst the cookies.and way to go with a healthy one

Geetha Achal said...

Healthy cookies....Looks tempting...

Yummy Team said...

Healthy and delicious cookies..I am planning to try this out sometime this week..

Nithu Bala said...

Lovely cookies Dear..I'm gonna take that plate..

Vrinda said...

Healthy n pretty cookies...

Nandini said...

Healthy and YUMMY cookies! Perfect for evening snack with tea. So send that tray today evening:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cookies look scrumptious and since it's oatmeal it makes it yet healthier

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I wanted to try this combo ever since I tasted from famous amous! Cool recipe!

GayathriRaj said...

Thanks nice healthy cookies dear..i loved it....really need to taste at least one...

Sayantani said...

thanks a ton dear for visiting me and for your nice comments. you have created a wonderful space here. love your great recipes and mouth watering pictures. the oatmeal cookies looks delicious and nice presentation. hope to see more like this from you.

Pavithra Srihari said...

cookies look too good Geetha .. will i ever say a no to such a healthy less oily cookies .. superb ..
Its raining out here now and I am not able to resist myself from ogling at that tea cup and cookies by its side

BeenaShylesh said...

healthy dear......nice one......would love to have some...

sangi said...

healthy n delicious cookies!...they turned out super perfect dear

Aparna said...

hi gita, hr u doing? i was on vaccation ,quite inactive so.back to blog again..luvly cookies

priya said...

cool...oatmeal cookies looks so crispy nice and healthy too

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely and delicious cookies gita, nicely presented too

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita,, very healthy n easy cookies dear oats n nuts woow great dear,,sure best healthy cookie for tea time snack.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

healthy n delicious cookies...

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy and healthy cookies!

Ms.Chitchat said...

I love the combination of nuts and oatmeal.Well baked cookies,must give a try.

Malar Gandhi said...

Interesting cookies, Havent tried making them at home, like the way u presented, going to hop into the next possible flight and come straight to ur house, hehe.

divya said...

Wowww... soooo cute.. looks very tempting.. :)

Vinolia said...

oh wow, that's a plate full of goodness!!! cookies rich and nutritious-aa irukku Gita !!! great for a nice healthy tea time! !!

Usha said...

Healthy and delicious cookies, love it!

San said...

My first attempt on cookies made it feel so good.Cannot forget them.Cookies are so gorgeous n crunchy gita.

Gulmohar said...

Wonderful cookies...must try your recipe next time...

Vaishali said...

Ooh, yum, Gita. You absolutely need to invite me to your home so I can eat that plate of cookies and have that cup of tea! :)

R said...

wow they look super healthy and delicious :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

healthy and yummy!

Soma Pradhan said...

So perfectly bakes..Please i am self inviting myself ..Will have it with teh cup of tea