I don’t eat cakes and cookies very often, partly because I try to save the calories for essential nutrients and partly with an eye to my waistline. Though I have found lately that occasionally indulging in a piece of cake (kept in the freezer!) doesn’t seem to push my weight or waistline up.
But today I had a definite cookie craving. So I tried to find a recipe that was healthy and easy.
What I chose was similar to my Oat and Sultana cookies but had less butter and sugar and no sultanas! It also had wholemeal flour.
I actually modified the recipe and what I give below, briefly, is what I made but you could change it to caster sugar and golden syrup for the lighter look of the original.
75g Wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
75g rolled oats
50g dark brown sugar.
All the above are mixed together in a large mixing bowl.
Then heated gently in a saucepan.
1 tblsp molasses
2 tblsp milk
Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Roll into balls about the size of a walnut and press flat.
[The recipe said to make into rounds and that they would spread. In fact they spread very little so another time I would press them a little more.]
Cook at 180 deg C for about 10 minutes.
[The recipe said it would make 10-15 cookies and to cook for 10-15 mins.]
I only cooked them for 10 minutes and could maybe have taken them out sooner but I did make 16 and I also have a fan oven.
I decided to have two with my mug of tea at teatime.
The plate is only 6.5 inches so they weren’t very big!
The cinnamon wasn’t very obvious with the bitterness of the molasses so maybe ginger would have been better.
With wholemeal flour and oats and brown sugar and molasses I think these are fairly healthy as these things go. Whatever they say there is a small amount of various minerals in molasses and brown sugar compared to white sugar and I like the taste.