healthy oatmeal cookies

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I love this oatmeal cookie recipe for 3 awesome reasons: it’s simple, it’s healthy and it satisfies my occasional  sweet tooth. So, with that being said, I just had to share it with you!

What you need:

Liquid Ingredients:

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup All Natural Honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 ½ cups oatmeal
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Optional Ingredients:  1/2 cup of one or more of the following

Chopped walnuts
Chopped almonds
Dark chocolate chips
Raisins

What you do:

Combine all dry ingredients together in one bowl, mix well. Combine all liquid ingredients in another bowl, mix well.

Add the dry ingredients and the liquid ingredients together. Add a bit more flour if the dough is too wet.

Preheat oven to 330 degrees.

Place cookie dough in refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool.

Prepare cookie sheet; spray with cooking spray or lightly flour or line with parchment paper.

Drop dough onto prepared pan.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.

Recipe adapted from: fitnessBLENDER.COM

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toasted apple cinnamon oat cereal

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This is an amazing recipe for a healthy homemade cereal.  It’s packed full of natural ingredients and tastes really good; apple, cinnamon and oats. Eat it warm or cold, with or without milk. I’ve made it for my husband as part of his breakfast and my daughter eats it as a snack. If you’re a cereal eater and want something more on the nutritious side, this is a nice one!

What you need:

One Serving

1 apple
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup oats
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon raw sugar (optional)
Pinch of salt to taste (optional)
For later: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice

What you do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice and chop up the apple into little chunks and place in an oven safe pan.
In a small bowl add oats, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Mix well.
Add mixture to the pan with the apple chunks.
Bake for 30 minutes. Bake longer if you would like the apples more chewy and oats more toasted.  Bake less if you would like the apples more crisp.
You can wait for your cereal to cool, or you can pour milk over top while warm.

Recipe courtesy: fitnessBLENDER.COM

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