Heart-Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

This is a delicious way to get heart-healthy fibre into your diet. The “Belly Friendly” muesli mixture contains nuts and dried fruit and Finnish rolled oats with soluble beta-glucan to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and lower cholesterol.

Oats also contain anti-inflammatory avenanthramides to help combat disease. Add a cupful of freshly ground flaxseeds with plant lignans and ALA (alphalinolenic acid) to increase cardiovascular benefits. Make sure it is freshly ground, as flax oxidises quickly in the tropics. The sweetness in the recipe comes from a combination of coconut nectar sugar which has a low G.I. and raisins which are high in sugar, but also packed full of fibre, vitamins and minerals. Add the goodness of organic grass-fed butter and organic feed eggs and you have a healthy, sweet treat.

Print the recipe: Heart-Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Key facts:

Preparation time: 20 mins

Baking time: 15 mins

Total: 35 mins

Serves: 25-30 pieces

  • Ingredients:
  • 11/3 cups SN Belly Friendly Muesli
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup organic raisins
  • 1/3 cup organic ground flax seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp organic ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • a pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 85g organic butter
  • 50g organic coconut nectar sugar
  • 1 organic feed egg

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C and line the baking tray with baking paper
  2. Prepare all the dried ingredients in a bowl
  3. Cream together the room temperature butter and sugar until smooth
  4. Add in egg and mix thoroughly
  5. Combine wet and dried ingredients and blend well
  6. Take a teaspoon and scoop out a small amount
  7. Shape into a ball and press down onto baking paper
  8. The mixture should make 25-30 small cookies
  9. Place in the middle of the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes
  10. Remove and place on a cooling rack
  11. Serve and enjoy or store in an airtight tin for 2-3 days.

 

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