Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

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Every home cook should have a delicious cookie recipe in his or her back pocket to enjoy throughout the week. As tasty and convenient as store-bought cookies can be, they are often filled with preservatives that would be better for us not to consume. This oatmeal pecan cookies recipe use a combination of ingredients that you know and can pronounce, making this cookie recipe a good replacement to commercially prepared varieties. Chock full of old fashioned oats, pecans, and chocolate chips, this oatmeal chocolate cookie recipe, will satisfy oatmeal cookie and chocolate chip cookie lovers everywhere.

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are prepared in a similar fashion to any other chocolate chip cookie recipe, by creaming together sugar and butter, then mixing in eggs and dry ingredients. Old fashioned oats are an excellent food to include in people’s diets and have the ability to make any dessert recipe just a little bit healthier. Oats contain high amounts of dietary fibre, which comes from plant-based foods alone, and is crucial to healthy digestion. This cookie recipe uses one and a third cups of oatmeal, which gives over ten grams of dietary fibre to the entire oat cookie recipe, and approximately a half gram of fibre per cookie.

This recipe is the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe ever, because not only can you enjoy them straight from the oven with gooey chocolate chips, but you also get nice textural crunch from the chopped pecans. Pecans are high in manganese and contain no cholesterol, making them a healthy snack for those with low cholesterol diets as well. Feel free to substitute the pecans in this oatmeal cookie recipe with walnuts if you have those readily available in your pantry, but the flavour will be slightly different. Since nuts have such a high level of fat, they can go rancid very quickly. If you find yourself with a lot of leftover nuts after you bake, consider storing them in the freezer rather than a cupboard, since freezing will help the nuts retain their freshness longer. Once you take them out of the freezer, they don’t take long to thaw, so that it can be a matter of minutes, and you will be able to prepare your oatmeal cookie recipe once again.

This oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe is so delicious and satisfying that you may want to make these on a regular basis. Due to the additions of healthy oatmeal, these would also be an excellent choice for kid’s lunches since fiber will make kids feel full longer and help them get through their busy day. These homemade oatmeal cookies are also gluten-free because they use oat flour rather than white. Just be sure to read the cornstarch and oatmeal labels to ensure that it is pure cornstarch and doesn’t contain any gluten since they may have been prepared in facilities that process gluten products. Thank you to the author of ‘Chelsea’s Messy Apron’ recipe blog, for sharing with us her oatmeal pecan cookies recipe.**

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