This is a promotional post for Nature’s Path. Recipe is my own
I had recently decided that I was going to find a way to make my Christmas baking recipes more healthy! I still want the same cookies and desserts, but sometimes with a few changes within the ingredients you choose to use, you can cut calories and add nutrition drastically. I took a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe I have had a while (I got it off Pinterest, but don’t remember where) and I tweaked it a bit to add some healthier ingredient options and some added nutrition.
To change ingredients to healthier options, I used whole wheat flour instead of traditional flour. I used eggs that had added nutrients as opposed to the cheaper, standard grocery brand eggs and I also grabbed my organic cinnamon and vanilla. To add nutrients, I substituted the oats with Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola!
2 c Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola
1/2 c semisweet mini morsels
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c softened butter
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c + 1/8c of brown sugar
3/4 c + 1/8 c flour
Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter, eggs and vanilla and stir. Finally, mix in the morsels and granola. Spoon onto greased sheet 2″ apart and bake 10 minutes. Let cool on sheet 1-2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack with a spatula. Once completely cooled, they will not fall apart as they do when still warm (this is why I say transfer off cookie sheet with a spatula)
Why use Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola?
- Offers 450 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids & 1500 mg of Omega-6 fatty acids
- 5 g of fiber
- 31 g of whole grains
- 6g of protein (a perfectly OK amount for a child)
- 0 g Trans Fats
- USDA Organic
Nature’s Path offers many healthy, organic products you can incorporate into your baking recipes.
Learn more: http://us.naturespath.com/
Disclosure: Parenting Healthy was provided a sample. All opinions and recipe is my own