As fall approaches, and yummy food becomes more and more a constant temptation, here is a recipe that is both yummy and health-giving. I combined it together from this and that recipe…as I usually do!
These cookies contain no white sugar or white flour, rather they are made with honey and whole-grain flour, as well as whole oats. I think you and your family will love them, and you won’t have to subject your body to ingredients that stress your immune system.
I took this picture when my friend Judy was over for tea. Right after I took the picture, we dove in and ate cookies to our heart’s content over good conversation and steaming herbal tea (“to our heart’s content” was two cookies a piece, but they are filling!). It was a nice way to ring in a chilly fall season, which seems to have come upon us suddenly. Don’t know if I’m ready for our Colorado winters, but maybe if I keep a good supply of health cookies, hot tea, and good friends around, the wintry days will seem a little warmer 🙂
Here’s the recipe:
Preheat oven to 375
1 stick butter (soft but not melted)
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use Jif Natural)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Combine the above ingredients.
You can mix by hand, but using a hand mixer
on low works best.
Then combine these dry ingredients:
1 1/4 cup whole spelt flour (You may substitute with whole wheat)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. of ground cloves and/or nutmeg
Bake for about 9 minutes or until there is
just a little golden brown on edges.
If the consistency doesn’t seem just right, feel free to
add a bit more flour.