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Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Meredith
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 18-36 1x
  • Category: Snack; Dessert

Description

Healthy oatmeal cookie recipe made with flax seed, wheat germ and oats.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 flax egg = 1 ½ T. of ground flax seed, 3 T. cold water
  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour, divided
  • ½ cup wheat germ (or other grain!)
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • ½ t. cinnamon
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 3 ½ T unsalted butter
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup chopped dried fruit
  • optional: 1/4 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Make your flax egg: Combine 1 ½ T. of ground flax seed with 3 T. cold water and set aside to thicken.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups of oats, 1 cup all purpose flour, ½ cup wheat germ (or other grain!) ½ cup dark brown sugar, 1 t. baking soda, ½ t. cinnamon and ¼ t. salt.
  3. Melt 3 ½ T of unsalted butter in another bowl.
  4. Stir in ½ cup pure maple syrup, 2 t. pure vanilla extract and flax egg.
  5. Pour the wet mixture into the large bowl of dry and stir together.
  6. Chop your favorite dried fruits to make 2/3 cup and add it to the dough.
  7. Stir in ¼ cup more all purpose flour and with floured hands, pat the dough ¾ inch thick onto a floured surface.
  8. Cut out 36 small shapes or 18 regular/large shapes.
  9. Place the cut-outs on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Let sit on the pan for 2 minutes and then remove.