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These simple and easy oat cookies will make your family love you more than they already do. They are super mourish and healthy too.
The aroma of the baking will be making your mouth water and the bite of one warm cookie is simply heaven.
This easy and healthy oat cookie recipe will be a winner for the whole family and includes a secret ingredient instead of sugar!
Why does loosing baby weight have to be so damn hard?
I mean, on the tv the girls pop out the baby and the first time you see her introducing the new born to her family and friends, she is totally rocking her pre-pregnancy body.
In reality, pre-pregnancy clothes generally remain firmly tucked away at the back of the cupboard for a good few months. It’s not uncommon to wonder if they will ever see the light of day again.
And then someone offers you a cookie. Not only a cookie, but a freshly baked cookie straight out the oven clearly screaming “eat me”.
It’s simple torture!
If it sounds like a familiar story, the good news is that you don’t need to torment your new mommy friends like this anymore.
Instead delicious and healthy oat cookies can be offered.
They will totally thank you for this!
These easy oat cookies will be the saving grace between the tug of war between trying to be good, but needing just a little bit of food comfort on the journey.
After my first baby, it was a hard slog losing the baby weight, but there did seem to be some light at the end of the tunnel.
The second time around it’s almost like I’ve taken a longer tunnel and no-one told me how to turn on the light!
Frustrating is not even close to how it feels.
We all know that diet and exercise is the key to losing weight and getting that pre-pregnancy form back. However people fail to mention that after baby number 2 , you will have to exercise either first thing in the morning before the family get up, or after the kids have all gone to bed.
Personally this is the last thing I feel like doing when I am absolutely knackered.
To make matters worse I have actually been banned from exercising!
Yes you did read that right. I’m banned.
I’m just one of those women who didn’t get to experience ‘pregnancy glow’ and instead just had 9 long months of pain, followed by a long road of recovery. If it’s anything other than light walking, it’s totally off the cards.
It might not sound like too bad a thing, but when you see all the kilo’s dropping off all the other new mommies, it can become rather, what did I say?
Of course having children is absolutely wonderful and I wouldn’t swap it for the world. BUT …having a wardrobe of clothes that actually fits would be rather nice too!
Then there are those days that you are just driven to eat. I mean, after the millionth time of hearing “MOMMY” screamed at you, or trying to stop the baby from crying, you need something to turn to.
Ultimate Guilt Free Cookies
Sticking to healthy snacking is obviously key, but we all want to be naughty once in a while (which is usually at least once a day for me!).
Finding sweet treats that you can eat relatively guilt free can be a mission.
It’s not impossible however, and these fruity oat cookies totally hit the spot.
I do love my healthy chocolate fudge, but there is something about sitting down with a cuppa and a cookie, even if that cuppa is pretty cold by the time you get to drink it!
These cookies have been made with mixed fruit, but they can easily be substituted with any fruit of preference.
They also make ideal lunch box snacks for the kids. I am often packing one in my daughter’s lunch box as she heads off to kindergarten.
Use Honey Instead Of Sugar For Added Sweetness
These cookies don’t include any sugar, so you are not going to get an instant sweet fix. Instead the natural sweetness of the honey and fruit can be enjoyed.
They are chewy and mourish and trust me when I say you will be whipping up batches of these quite frequently.
The bonus part is that the oats in these cookies also make them very filling. This makes them a great snack choice and diverts attention from grabbing other naughty not so healthy snacks.
When you’re a mommy, the last thing you need to be doing is spending a lot of time in the kitchen, so this recipe certainly ticks all the box’s.
Not only is it easy to make, but it is super quick.
They sound like the ultimate cookie don’t they!
Whip Up A Batch Of Healthy Oat Cookies
- 1 ½ cups Oats
- 1 cup Plain Flour (can use wholemeal)
- 1/2 cup Oat Bran
- 3/4 cup Mixed Dried Fruit
- 1/4 cup Desiccated Coconut
- 100g Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Honey
- 100ml Water
- Pre-heat oven to 160 C or 320F
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Melt the butter and honey in a pan, then mix into the dry ingredients.
- Add small amounts of water and mix together. Mix until the ingredients form a dough consistency.
- Roll into small balls using your hands and place them on a baking tray which has been covered in baking paper. Press the balls flat to form a biscuit.
- Bake in the oven for 15 mins or until they start to turn golden brown.
The best part is that you won’t feel like the light has been switched off either.For once you can indulge in a snack without feeling the need to hide in the pantry.
Forget all those guilt feelings, share them with the kids and enjoy the delicious oat cookies with a hot cuppa (or two).
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