Q&A: Could oatmeal cookies be considered healthy if you make them with healthier ingrediants?

Question by Caroline: Could oatmeal cookies be considered healthy if you make them with healthier ingrediants?
Are oatmeal cookies healthy if instead of white flour you use wheat flour, and instead of sugar you put splenda, & instead of eggs you put egg beaters, and few chocolate chips wih raisins and cranberries and olive oil?
Is it very healthy or just a little healthy?

Best answer:

Answer by F D
yes i would think so

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  1. Trish Thomas says:

    splenda , isnt really healthier because splenda actually could cause cancer. Splenda is only healthier because its lower in calories

  2. panish81 says:

    I think you mean with less calories.

    Splenda is not ‘healthy’. The real stuff is always healthier, thought if you are on a diet u might wanna consider substituting some ingredients.

    I would use whole wheat flour instead of white, brown sugar instead of white (as a healthier option) or splenda instead of sugar for a less calorie cookie; no olive oil in pastry! you can replace the fat with applesauce.Use real egg. You can use dark chocolate chips (they have no sugar).

  3. Josefin Karlström says:

    Of course you could make oatmeal cookies healthy. There are plenty of recipes, just look around on the Internet! Remove the sugar and splenda, and go with pure honey instead. Pure honey is very sweet and I think that’d work as a good replacement for sugar.

    Oh and if you’re gonna use chocolate, go with just one square and dark! That’s the recommended amount of chocolate to consume a day. Or just don’t put chocolate in it. It’ll taste delicious anyway.

    Here’s a recipe for you :)

    Dry ingredients
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1 1/2 cups of large oats
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tbsp cinnamon

    Wet ingredients
    1/2 cup honey
    1/2 cup oil (corn, grapeseed or olive oil)
    1 tablespoon molasses
    1 egg (beat with 1 tbsp Water)

    Yummy ingredients
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup walnuts
    1/2 cup cranberries

    Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
    Mix wet ingredients in a medium bowl (tip: when measuring the honey spray/put some olive oil in the measuring cup because the honey will stick!)
    Mix the wet & the dry ingredients. Add the berries & walnuts. If the mixture is too wet, add some of the flour. If it isn’t binding together very well, add another egg.
    Cool the mix in the fridge for 20 minutes.
    Preheat the oven to 335 degrees (lower temperature due to the honey in the recipe which will burn more easily)
    Drop by teaspoonsfuls onto your baking sheet (I recommend lining the baking sheet with parchment paper). Press down with a fork to ensure even cooking.
    Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until all the cookies are golden on the bottom.

    Enjoy! :)

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