Soft and CHewy Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies

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The best oatmeal cookies can never go out of style. This good old-fashioned Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies recipe will have you floored. Anytime you think of oatmeal raisin cookies; you are reminded of the ones Grandma used to make. Every kid or grown-up loves eating them. This recipe will remind you of the same taste and the memories that go with it. They’re so soft, chewy and the raisins and pecans embedded in these cookies are a perfect little surprise inside them. Just make sure you are ready to eat them with a tall glass of milk. You’ll be happy to know that you just need everyday ingredients that are budget-friendly and easily available in every household pantry to make these cookies. Sometimes the simple joys of life lie in the ingredients that aren’t too elaborate or complicated.

Oatmeal is a superfood because it’s loaded with fiber and other essential nutrients like iron, Vitamin B6 and potassium. Oatmeal is also low in sodium, saturated fats and sugar which makes it a healthy carb food. You can never think of a perfect breakfast than eating oatmeal and starting your day feeling energized and full for long hours. The nutrition in oats is the best reason for baking recipes that are healthy and wholesome. Easy kid friendly recipes are a life saver and make for tasty snack ideas when it comes to packing kids lunch boxes. Plus, these cookies are a lot healthier compared to the store-bought ones. While it’s safe to eat packaged food with emulsifiers and stabilisers in moderation, it is never ideal nor should be recommended to indulge in these foods a lot because overeating processed foods have too many side effects on our health and overall well-being. This is why it is best to eat homemade food and have healthy recipes handy that use safe ingredients and undergo zero processing.

If you want to make these oatmeal cookies slightly healthy, use a gluten-free flour and oats. Remember this recipe requires old-fashioned oats and not the steel cut ones. In the place of flour, you can use almond or walnut flour as well. For people with diabetes especially eating grain-free treats will cut out the excess carbs and substituting the flour with nut flours is the best way to go. You can also use all natural raw honey or maple syrup or just mashed banana to sweeten these cookies. If using all maple syrup or honey does not match the proportion of this recipe, you can also use half and half of honey or maple syrup along with brown sugar. Apart from just pecans, you can use a wide variety of nuts like almonds, Brazil nuts, macadamia, cashews etc. which are all great options. You can even add healthy seeds like sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. Likewise, apart from using just raisins, you can also add cranberries or Goji berries in this recipe. For extra flavor add spice powders like cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. Add a dash of cocoa, dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs or even shredded coconut into this wonderful oatmeal cookies recipe for more nutrition. There is so much you can do with such a versatile yet straightforward oatmeal raisin cookies recipe.

Thanks to Bunny at the Bunny’s Warm Oven recipe blog for sharing this Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies recipe with us. On Bunny’s website, you can find more dessert recipes and tasty snack ideas that are just right for everyone in the family. Make these oatmeal raisin cookies for your loved ones today!

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