Tuesday, 11 April 2006

Nibbles For My Toddler # 3

Oatmeal is one of the most popular cereal grain. It was once the staple food of Scotland. High in carbohydrates, oats also provide protein, fat, calcium, iron, and B vitamins. It lowers bad cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease.

Iniatially, oatmeal was just popular as porridge. Then, later was introduced in baking too, such as breads, cakes and cookies. It is the main ingredient in müesli. When I was in college, I almost lived on oatmeal. Even while working, back home, I had instant oatmeal porridge as my breakfast most of the time. It is indeed very filling. Been such a long time since I had oats but Mahisha do not like porridges. So, I decided to bake oatmeal cookies for her. I am incorporating some raisins to it as raisins and oatmeal are perfect partners.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

What do we need:

3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar (or as desired)
1 egg
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins

How do we do it

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.

Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Add the flour gradually. Stir in oats and raisins.

Shape dough into 1” balls, place on a greased or lined baking sheet and flatten slightly. Bake at 165° C until lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: crunchy, delicious and healthy.


BDSN said...

Wow it is indeed a very simple recipe...

Sal said...

for breakfast: don't forget toasted oat mueslis

as you said: MUCH better for you than the usual sugar-fest of corn or wheat cereals
(see those Vitamin lists? they're all sprayed on at the end of the manufacturing process, and stuck to the flakes by the sugar-syrup sprayed on just before as the glue.)

(add vitaminB & Lecithin to oats to see blood-cholesterol imbalances TANK)

Saffron said...

I like oatmeal raisin cookies. Never tried making them at home..too lazy! With your simple recipe, I might get motivated!


Sumi said...

love oatmeal raisin cookies..
Can I make them using the instant oats that we use for cereals..

Ashwini said...

i love oatmeal raisin combo. you are a fab baker pushpa!

Shpriya said...

Neat blog. Will visit regularly :)

Pamela said...

I love oatmeal cookies, my gran used to make them when I was young. Oatmeal most definately a staple food when I was growing up in Scotland!

Puspha said...

bdsn: Bet it is.

Sal: Thanx & welcome to my blog.

SH: Now, I'm waiting for the cookies to appear on ur blog.

sumi: U can.

Ashwini: Errr... mmm... thanx but as I always say, I'm still a learner.

shpriya: Thank u & welcome to my blog.

Pamela: Great.

Kitchenmate said...

Yummy cookies, I love them. They looks delicious and easy to prepare..

jadepearl said...

Delicious and simply easy to do!!! Keep up the good work!!! :)

Vineela said...

Hey Pushpa,
Puthandu Vazhthukkal to u and ur family.

Puspha said...

Karthi: Thank u.

JP: Thank u very much.

Vineela: Nandri & same 2 u.

Anonymous said...

Can u please advise whether these cookies r the crunchy or chewy type?

Melissa, Perth

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