Thursday, November 8, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Dairy Free)

My neighbor, whom our kids think is their grandpa, is THE best. He is constantly looking out for us- cleaning out our gutters, fixing flat tires, bringing vegetables from his garden. We adore him. His favorite kind of cookies are oatmeal raisin. I came up with this uber-healthy version for him, to say thanks for the many nice things he has done for us. (It's also dairy-free for my son, although you don't have to make yours dairy-free). Although they tasted "healthy," they were still delicious!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

*Cream together:
1/2 cup butter (or dairy free substitute)
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey  

*Sift and add:
1 tsp baking soda  
1 tsp cinnamon  
1/2 tsp salt

*Gently mix in:
2 cups oats  
1 cups whole wheat flour  
1/4 cup barley flour  
1/4 cup flax seed flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 cup raisins  
 1/2 cup nuts
 
*Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 on a greased baking sheet.

Here is a picture of all the fun ingredients I used. I ground the whole wheat and barley in my Wondermill, with my daughter's help :)


3 comments:

Jacqueline said...

YUM!!!

Natalie B. said...

These look absolutely delicious, will definitely be trying them!
Thanks for sharing
x

Shelley said...

Isn't nice not to use white flour anymore !? :)
What a nice neighbor gift