LifestyleAdding a few ingredients to oat flakes for sugarless, crunchy cookies

Adding a few ingredients to oat flakes for sugarless, crunchy cookies

Oatmeal Cookies - Delicacies
Oatmeal Cookies - Delicacies
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4:08 PM EST, November 24, 2023

Oat flakes are essential to oatmeal, but they can also be used differently and deliciously. No matter how many cookies I bake, they disappear from the plate immediately. They make for a healthy alternative to sweets and are an excellent addition to your and your child's breakfast.

Though store shelves overflow with various cakes and cookies, nothing matches the delicious quality of homemade sweets. Oatmeal cookies are not just a homemade alternative to store-bought treats but also a healthy substitute in our diets. I refrain from using additional sugar in the preparation – the sweetness comes naturally from the ingredients.

Quick and easy oatmeal cookies

I always keep a stock of oat flakes in my pantry, making cookie baking a breeze. The process is as simple as bread and butter, allowing even the youngest family members to join in. Baking cookies together presents an excellent opportunity to gather the family for a fun afternoon, followed by a cozy gathering over cups of tea or cocoa with delightful homemade sweets.

Ingredients:

Oatmeal Cookies - Delicacies
Oatmeal Cookies - Delicacies© Canva | BDMcIntosh
  • 2 ripe bananas,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 2 cups of oat flakes,
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or almonds,
  • 1/4 cup of dried fruit (e.g., raisins, dates, cranberries),
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder,
  • A pinch of salt.

Preparation:

  1. Peel the bananas and mash them with a fork into a purée. The riper the bananas, the sweeter the cookies will be.
  2. Add eggs to the bananas and mix.
  3. Add oat flakes, nuts, dried fruit, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix everything thoroughly.
  5. Form cookies from the mixture and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Preheat the oven to 356 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 15-20 minutes until the cookies are a golden brown color.

If the cookies are too soft, bake them for a few minutes more. The finished cookies can be stored in a tightly sealed container for several days.

Feel free to add additional dried or fresh fruits to the cookies, such as plums, apricots, cherries, and apples. If you have a sweet tooth, you may also add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup. Enjoy your homemade treat!

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