Saturday, April 11, 2009

Healthy Whole Wheat and Oats Cookies



The recipe I promised. Sharing with you my healthy whole wheat and oats cookies made using canola oil. No fragrant of butter but each bite leaving you feeling less guilty. Canola oil has lower saturated fat, zero trans fat, higher monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat which are better for your heart. Whole wheat and oats are also recommended heart healthy diet so this cookie is sure a healthy cookie to me. Still no over indulgence, limit to 2-3 cookies per day. Any over snacking will result in gaining weight as you know. But of course it is better to snack on some thing healthy for you instead of bad for you. This is a crispy cookie and sort of addictive (well to me).



Ingredients: (Yields about 40, 1.5-inch cookies)

(A)
  • 1 large egg
  • 125 ml. or 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. PURE vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup white granulated sugar

(B)
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats (or instant oatmeal)



Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350'F. In a bowl, whisk together (A).

2. Add (B) and mix with a spatula until combined. Use your hand if needed.

3. Shape into a 1-inch ball size dough and press to flatten. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Arrange 1 inch apart as this cookie will expand slightly while baking.

4. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before transfer the cookies to cool completely on wire racks. Store in air-tight container.

15 comments:

Skinnymum said...

wow, wholesome cookies, i like it. will make it for my girls........hopefully they will like it.

thanks for sharing!

Pearl said...

ahh - thank you for posting; i'm more willing to make these kinda cookes for my family :)

Big Boys Oven said...

lovely cookies! yummy! I need a glass of milk to go with it!

strange that your link don't update our blog! hehehehe

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome skinnymum, hoping your girls will like it too.

Yeah me too Pearl. If not just control how many cookies they can have in a day.

Thanks BBoven. I also don't know what is the problem. Let me know if you know so that I can fix it.

noobcook said...

I love healthy bakes like this =D~

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

you 're so healthy conscience than me!! good for your family!! wish I can do that 100%! if I buy no salt or low fat butter hubby said tasteless better don't buy:( this healthy cookies really look good and crispy..I love oats cookies

Baking Fiend said...

will bake these once i get some wholewheat flour. thanks for sharing....

there's an award waiting for u to pick up... come on over to my blog. :)

Jo said...

I love these cookies or any cookies with oats in it. Simply declious.

sock peng said...

look like very crispy
i prefer hand mande cookies, allow us control sugar usage

Cookie said...

Hi LCoM,
Most of the Oat Cookie that I have come across are soft and chewy! I certainly want to make this!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Cheers
Cookie

Little Corner of Mine said...

Me too Noobcook. :)

Yes I am Beachlover. I have been like that since my teenage years and it has proven to me that it works.

Hope you like this cookie baking fiend. Will hop over and claim it. :)

Thanks Jo. :)

Me too Sock Peng. So I know what is in the cookie. :)

You are welcome cookie. I hope you like this crispy cookie.

Maya said...

Healthy cookies - no guilt snacking!

scrambledmegs.com said...

Hi!

Just popped this mix into the oven.
With the sugar listed in part A of the ingredients, i'm wondering why you've listed the sugar as two separate lots? I just assumed to mix the two bits in gradually as I was stirring.

Thanks! M

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi M,
Because when I listed 3/8 cup sugar, people got confused and didn't know how to measure that. So, I break it down and make it simpler to measure. I'm so glad you tried this cookies. Did you see my other one posted here: http://belachan2.blogspot.com/2011/11/healthy-olive-oil-cookies-with.html

Anonymous said...

hi.... i tried out your recipe nd the cookies turned out pretty well...