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 filled with sugar and refined white flower.

We can talk about to sugar later. First, let’s take a quick delve into the terrifying truth of refined white flower.

Why is white flour bad for you?

Whole grain is made up of 3 parts. From the outside moving in we have the bran, which happens to be a fantastic source of fibre, B vitamins and anti-oxidants, then we have the endosperm (the section that many people haven’t heard about!) this is the least nutritional section of the grain, and primarily consists of carbohydrates. Last of all, at the center, we have the germ, which contains proteins, minerals, fat and more B vitamins.

As you’ve probably already guessed, the refining system that is used to make white flower chucks out the bran along with the germ and focusses on the endosperm. The part of the grain that has the lowest nutritional value.

Flour, and ultimately cookies (as well as bread, or a whole range of other foods) that is made from the endosperm is very hazardous to your health. So why do they make it? Why does refined white flour even exist? Because it lasts longer. And products that stay fresh for longer generate more money. (which of course is significantly more important than our well being, right!?)

Refined white flower can lead to an entire host of diseases. Including but definitely not limited to: excess fat, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, digestive system difficulties, the list never ends!

Now for the sugar

Sugar seems to have such a bad rep already that I don’t think I need to beat it down anymore. Everybody knows it’s bad for us… but it makes stuff taste good, which means that we carry on eating it.

Many things are just as good without sugar too. Oatmeal cookies make the perfect example. They can get their sweetness from much healthier alternatives to sugar, including honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, raisins, or maybe chocolate!

Oatmeal cookies are also made with whole wheat flower, which includes all of the good parts of the grain, just like nature intended.

I also feel that I need to add that they actually taste much better too! Don’t you think? To me at least, oatmeal cookies are a lot 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! Way too tasty for kids!

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

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