Saturday, 18 January 2014

                                Pecan and Oatmeal cookies with roasted coconut

January is a month of over ambitious new year resolutions, lets not talk about what happens in the following months. Anyhoo, lets's keep up to the spirit of January resolutions and get starting with some amazing oatmeal cookies. This cookie has the goodness of oats, wheat germ, coconut and pecan. Wheat germ is easily available in the market. It is the embryo of  the wheat kernel and is a rich source of vitamins.This cookie also benefits from the goodness of coconut oil.Coconut oil is not just hair and skin food. Coconut oil, used in moderation in the kitchen is very good for balancing your cholesterol  and helps in improving your immune system.A good source of fibre and vitamins, this cookie is a great way to start your day.

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup plain oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 cup low fat butter or any low fat spreads available in the market
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pecan
  • 3 quarter of a cup brown sugar (adjust sweetness as per taste)
  • 2 eggs (Although eggs adds a rich texture to the cookies, you can alternate them with 1/2 cup butter milk in the recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
Preheat oven at 180 C and line a baking tray with baking sheet.
Cream together the eggs, butter,sugar and coconut oil and make a fluffy mixture. You can either use a wire whisk or a electric beater. Fold in the rest of the ingredients and mix the batter well. Unlike other cookies, there is no cutting involved in this one. You simply spoon it into a baking tray and divide it equally into individual cookies. Keep enough space between each cookie, allowing it to spread once it comes in contact with the heat. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until you see the sides turning a tad bit golden. I like my cookies, a lil bit crusty outside. If you like it that way then turn and bake them in both sides. After 15 minutes of baking, take them out and cool them in a wire rack. Do not over bake your cookies as it will turn very dry and hard later. Don't blame me then!!!

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