This days everyone is becoming health and calorie consious, everyone wants to have healthy and nutritious food.But some times due to health we have to compromise with taste. But here is a healthy and tasty oat cookies recipe.Oats are becoming very popular in india this days, different recipes are being tried with it. But i like the most famous oatmeal cookies so i decided to try them and this oats loaded cookies along with raisins and nuts were very tasty and healthy. They will be loved by everyone from kids to adults.
3 cups rolled oats
11/2 cup maida(all purpose flour)
1 cup margarine or butter
2 cups castor sugar( can use 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup castor sugar)
1 cup black raisins
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup roasted almond slices
2 table spoon orange zest(optional)
1 tea spoon vanilla essence
11/2 tea spoon baking powder
Take a bowl and add sugar and butter in it. Blend it well with hand blender.Now beat a egg and add the vanilla essence in it and add it to the butter sugar mixture.Mix it well again.
Seive baking powder and maida 4-5 times together and keep aside.Now add it along with raisins,almonds,dessicated coconut and orage zest to the beaten mixture and mix again.Finaly add oats and mix it well.
Grease a baking tray and make small lemon sized balls and place on it.Keep them min 2 inches apart from each other.
Preheat a oven or microwave and bake them for 180 deg for 15-20 mins or until they turn light brown.Remove them after some time and cool on wire rack .
when cooled store them in air-tight container.They remain crispy for 20 days.
NOTE: The quantity of oats can be increased or decreased according to your taste.
Orange zest gives nice different flavour so i had added it, u can omit it in you do not like it.
Preparation Time : 30 mins