Oatmeal Cookies 🍪 The Delicious and Healthy Cookie Alternative

Oatmeal Cookies are a healthy and delicious alternative
Oatmeal Cookies are a Delicious and Healthy Alternative to Regular Cookies

Regular cookies (they don’t need to be chocolate chip) are high in sugar and refined white flower.

We shall talk about to sugar later. First, let’s have a quick delve into the scary truth of refined white flower.

Why is white flour bad for you?

Whole grain is made up of 3 pieces. From the outside moving in we have the bran, which happens to be a great source of fibre, B vitamins and anti-oxidants, after that we have the endosperm (the section that many people haven’t heard of!) this is the least valuable section of the grain, and mainly consists of starch. Finally, at the heart, there is the germ, that contains protein, minerals, fat and more B vitamins.

As you’ve likely already guessed, the refining system that is used to make white flower throws out the bran and the germ and focusses on the endosperm. The part of the grain that comes with the least nutritional value.

Flour, and ultimately cookies (and also bread, or a variety of other things) that is made from the endosperm is extremely harmful to your health. Why then do they make it? Why does refined white flour even exist? Because it stays fresh longer. And foods that keep longer generate more profit. (which evidently is significantly more important than our health, right!?)

Refined white flower can lead to a whole host of health risks. Including but definitely not limited to: excess fat, diabetes, heart conditions, cancers, digestive system problems, the list goes on forever!

Now for the sugar

Sugar has got such a bad rep already that I don’t think I have to beat it down any more. Everybody knows it’s bad for us… but it makes food taste good, which means we keep eating it.

Loads of things taste just as good without sugar too. Oatmeal cookies are a good example. They get their sweetness from healthier alternatives to sugar, for example honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, raisins, or maybe even chocolate!

Oatmeal cookies are made utilizing whole wheat flower, which still includes all of the healthy parts of the grain, just like nature intended.

I also feel like I ought to add that they actually taste much better as well! Don’t you agree? To me at least, oatmeal cookies seem more indulgent and sophisticated than normal cookies… and don’t get me started on oatmeal cookies with stem ginger! They always get the secret hiding place behind the pans! Far too good for kids!

Leave a comment below and let me know which is your most favourite cookie. Is it a wholesome luxurious oatmeal extravaganza similar to my stem ginger treats? If you love cookies, and you haven’t tried them yet, you really need to!

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