How to Make Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal is one of the most popular ingredients among people who like preparing healthy meals without sacrificing quality or flavor. That’s most likely due to the fact that oatmeal is high in fiber, which makes things like oatmeal cookies an excellent choice for a snack or quick breakfast. And 5-Minute Crafts offers an easy recipe that can be prepared in just 30 minutes.
To prepare 10 to 12 cookies, you’ll need:
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 1 cup of wholemeal flour or oatmeal flour
- 1 egg or 1 tablespoon of chia or activated flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
- 2 tablespoons of white or brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon of vanilla essence (optional)
- ½ tablespoon of baking powder or yeast (optional)
- 50 ml of water
- Cocoa nibs or dried berries (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, except for the cocoa nibs and berries. Stir to combine it all until you obtain a smooth, slightly doughy but dry mix.
- Optional ingredients can be added later on to make cookies with different flavors, but you can also add them to the mixture in this step.
- Add water to the mixture until it feels moist but not too wet. It’s normal for the dough to stick to your fingers if you touch it with your hands.
- If the mixture is too loose, just add a little more oatmeal or flour. If it’s too dry, add more water.
- Use a spoon to scoop out portions and place them onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. You can also just butter the baking tray.
- Add the cocoa nibs or dehydrated berries on top of the cookies.
- Preheat the oven for about 5 minutes before you use it, and bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes at 356ºF.
Take the tray out of the oven. Then use a knife to remove the cookies from the paper or tray. This will prevent them from breaking.
- Store your cookies in a plastic container or covered container in the refrigerator to preserve them for longer. They can last for up to a week.
- If you want, there’s a vegan version of this recipe that you can try. It’s as simple as replacing the butter with the same amount of olive, canola, or marigold oil; and the egg with 1 tablespoon of chia, flaxseed, or a whole banana.
- If you can’t find oatmeal flour in the supermarket, you can easily make it at home by processing oat flakes in a blender for a few seconds.