The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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The best oatmeal raisin cookies can be made right here in your kitchen. Anytime you think of oatmeal cookies; you can’t help but remember grandma’s baking. This is The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe you will come back to time and again. It has the classic ingredients that bring traditional flavors of an oatmeal cookie to life. You’ll need everyday ingredients straight from your pantry that are budget-friendly as well. These cookies come out so soft, chewy and the raisins make up for everything you ever wanted in an oatmeal cookie. They’re like the perfect little surprise inside a cookie. If you want, you can also add mixed nuts for extra deliciousness. Pecans, cashews or almonds work just fine. If you want you can also add peanut butter. Just make sure you are ready to eat them with a tall glass of milk. Sometimes the simple joys of life lie in the fact that you have to strip the complicated list of ingredients and elaborate recipes and just enjoy the basic yet tasty ones.

Oatmeal is a superfood because it’s loaded with fiber and other essential nutrients like iron, Vitamin B6 and potassium. Oatmeal is also low in sodium, saturated fats and sugar which makes it a healthy carb food. You can never think of a perfect breakfast than eating oatmeal and starting your day feeling energized and full for long hours. The nutrition in oats is the best reason for baking recipes that are healthy and wholesome. Easy kid friendly recipes make for tasty snack ideas when it comes to packing kids lunch boxes. Plus, these cookies are a lot healthier compared to the store-bought ones. While it’s safe to eat packaged food with emulsifiers and stabilisers in moderation, it is never ideal nor should be recommended to indulge in these foods a lot because overeating processed foods have too many side effects on our health and overall well-being. This is why it is best to eat homemade food and have healthy recipes handy that use safe ingredients and undergo zero processing.

If you want to make these oatmeal cookies slightly healthy, use a gluten-free flour and oats. Remember this recipe requires old-fashioned oats and not the steel cut ones. In the place of flour, you can use almond or walnut flour as well. For people with diabetes especially eating grain-free treats will cut out the excess carbs and substituting the flour with nut flours is the best way to go. You can also use all natural raw honey or maple syrup or just mashed banana to sweeten these cookies. If using all maple syrup or honey does not match the proportion of this recipe, you can also use half and half of honey or maple syrup along with brown sugar. You can even add healthy seeds like sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. Likewise, apart from using just raisins, you can also add cranberries or Goji berries in this recipe. For extra flavor add spice powders like cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. Add a dash of cocoa, dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs or even shredded coconut into this wonderful oatmeal cookies recipe for more nutrition. There is so much you can do with such a versatile yet straightforward oatmeal raisin cookies recipe.

Thanks to Sommer at A Spicy Perspective recipe blog for sharing this Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe with us. Do visit Sommer’s website for more dessert recipes and tasty snack ideas that are right for everyone in the family. Make these oatmeal raisin cookies for your loved ones today!

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