One of the advantages of home cooking and choosing healthy cookies of course is being able to produce something that is not only healthy and nutritious but doesn't compromise on taste or quality.
These healthy cookie recipes are proof that healthy and nutritious doesn't equal boring and tasteless and by baking them yourself you also ensure that only the best quality ingredients are used.
Cookies don't have to be sweet and calorie laden. By substituting a few ingredients they are transformed into nourishing treats.
Taste doesn't have to be sacrificed. By using natural sweeteners and including ingredients such as fruits, nuts and seeds you can serve your family food that tastes good without mentioning the word 'healthy'.
Busy moms are always looking for wholesome and delicious treats to serve their family. Our homemade bars are ideal lunch box fillers. Our collection of healthy cookie recipes includes granola bars and date and apple cookies.
This is a delicious alternative to the bought cereal bars from the supermarket. This recipe is packed with the goodness of seeds, dried fruit and rolled oats.
These are ideal for people on the run who don't have time to sit down to a cooked breakfast. Plus they are simple and easy. Bake them the night before and you will have breakfast ready to go.
Pack them into children's lunch boxes for that mid morning snack. Or, better yet, take them to work ready for that attack of the mid-morning munchies.
Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F. Take a 20cm / 8 inch square baking tin and line with baking (parchment paper) making sure the sides overlap.
Into a large mixing bowl place the apricots, raisins, sugar and the sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds and stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are well mixed.
Then add the oats, flour, coconut. Lightly beat the eggs and also add to the mixture. Gently stir until the mixture is well combined.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin making sure the mixture reaches the edges of the tin and is flattened out.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until it begins to turn golden. It should be firm to the touch.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. Then using the overlapping baking paper, gently lift from the tin onto a board and cut into bars.
Don't worry if you do not have all the ingredients listed here. You can easily substitute.
Other ingredients which could easily be substituted are:
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