Fully loaded oatmeal cookies are a fun, filling, and nourishing cookie experience.
Adding in a mixture of nuts, seeds, and dry fruit is a fantastic way to upgrade a basic oatmeal cookie. I used the Voyageur mix from NaturSource, but you can use any combination you like. It creates fabulous texture (with chewy and crunchy elements), taste (from raisins, almonds, cashews, dates, currants, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried apples, brazil nuts & filberts), and filling-ness (seriously. I wanted to eat so many of these, but got too full).
With fibre, protein, fats, and carbs in them, you can enjoy these cookies for breakfast, a snack, or (even) dessert. I made them as part of a Purim gift!
Side point: I like to give a variety of food in my Mishloach Manos to appeal to everyone while still adding to the joy of the day. Sweets and treats add to Purim’s excitement, while too much of it may leave some people looking for something more nourishing, so I give something like nuts and fruit. Like always, I provide a mixture of food, and it’s up to the recipient to decide what, if anything, they’ll eat. I hope that my gifts show that all food is morally equal, and they all fit into a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
But back to the recipe…
Cookies are an easy way to involve kids in the kitchen- there’s little way to mess them up 🙂 Let them add in the ingredients, stir up the batter and/or shape the cookies. Especially with this nut, seed, and fruit mixture, kids can get a lot of exposure to new textures and flavours. So set up an extra tasting bowl, and let them eat and explore. Just don’t be too surprised if not much makes it into the recipe!
A fun, tasty, and filling cookie. Perfect for breakfast or snack!
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/4 cup soy milk
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cups nut & seed mixture
Preheat oven to 350 F
Combine flour, baking powder and salt
In a separate bowl, beat together egg,oil, soy milk and sugar. Add in flour mixture and combine.
Stir in oats. May need to use wet hands if mixture is too dry.
Fold in nuts & seeds
Using your hands, form small-medium balls. Place on baking tray.
Bake for 10 minutes
When done, remove from oven and flatten cookies while still warm. Allow to cool
If using NaturSource Voyageur Ultra mixture, cut fruit and nuts into smaller pieces.
Disclaimer: I received free product from NaturSource. All opinions and views are my own.