Everyone loves cookies, but most recipes involve at least one or two cups of sugar and several tablespoons of butter. These healthy oatmeal cookies are delicious, and they substitute some of the unhealthy, empty calories from sugar with more nutritious raw honey. The recipe is completely butter-free, with healthy and disease-fighting coconut oil providing more complex saturated fats than you’ll find in butter. Add in raisins for an energy boost and protein-filled pecans or walnuts, and you’ve got a cookie that will taste great without expanding your waist. This recipe yields about a dozen cookies – depending on how big you make them, of course!

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Ingredients

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

½ cup dark brown sugar

¼ cup honey

1 egg

½ cup whole wheat flour

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp baking soda

1½ cup oatmeal (not the instant kind)

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the coconut oil, brown sugar, honey, and egg. If it seems thick, add a tablespoon of water.
  3. In a second bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, oats, raisins, and nuts).
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until they are thoroughly integrated.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray if necessary. Place rounded tablespoons of dough on the cookie sheet, and bake for 14 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and let cool on a baker’s rack.

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