September 27, 2023/Recipes

Oatmeal-Maple and Raisin Cookie Recipe

Naturally sweet, healthy and ever-so delicious!

Cloaseup of oatmeal maple raisin cookies displayed on napkin and wooden table.

The oatmeal cookie is a classic. This recipe is made with maple and vanilla for natural sweetness, and the simple whole grains of oat and flaxseed for that delicious chew.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats, old-fashioned rolled
  • 2/3 cup bran oats
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup oat milk (or other milk, as desired)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Toast oats until golden brown. Watch carefully so they don’t burn.
  3. While oats are toasting, put remaining ingredients in the above order in a medium bowl. Add toasted oats and mix well.
  4. Put 10 to 12 tablespoons of dough on a nonstick baking sheet and flatten with the back of a fork.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until slightly golden on edges. Check often to prevent burning.

Ingredient health benefits

These oatmeal-maple and raisin cookies feature ingredients with some impressive health benefits:

  • Oats: This whole grain is packed with protein and dietary fiber, plus it’s an excellent source of manganese, copper, vitamin B1 (thiamin), magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron.
  • Flaxseed: This superfood is chock-full of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is important for heart health. It also provides the polyphenol lignans (a type of polyphenol), fiber, protein and potassium.
  • Raisins: This dried fruit is rich in iron.
  • Maple syrup: This wonderful substitution for sugar has a lower glycemic index and delivers plant-fueled antioxidants.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Serving = 1 cookie

Calories: 90
Total fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 18 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 8 g
Protein: 3 g

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD.

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