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Basic Oatmeal Cookies

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Basic Oatmeal Cookies

Easy and excellent!
I found this gem in a small town cookbook. My favorite recipes always come from the books that everyday families contribute as their personal favorites. Tried and true, never fail, made with basic ingredients. Although I have replaced margarine with butter…cause there is no way you are still using that stuff; right?! Also I substitute the white sugar with organic cane sugar that I get at the health food store. I was wishing I still had the label to show you, but it is repackaged bulk sugar, so wouldn’t do you any good. But here is a pic of the actual sugar to show color and size of granule.

CANE SUGAR

CANE SUGAR

OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

1 egg
1/2 cup melted (I used half melted) butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix all together.
I place spoonfuls on parchment paper and bake till brown. Recipe says 350 for 10 minutes.

This recipe is so versatile. I’ve added raisins, walnuts and cinnamon. In this last batch, my daughter donated all of her little boxes of smarties from Halloween, and I added some extra chocolate chips. Coconut is very good too.

And as you can see, I had a helper today who was anxious to do the taste testing 🙂

Sly little baker sneaking one as I hit the button.

Sly little baker sneaking one as I hit the button.

Soaked Porridge 

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One thing you will soon learn about me is, I can be quite frugal.  Here is my fave porridge recipe. I’ve never liked oatmeal!! But this has a much better flavor than the quick oats, which I find bland and boring. The taste here can be altered by what you choose for the soak. So your flavor options are broad, which keeps you wanting more, which will save you money and soaking is actually much healthier for you. Since you have to prepare this the night before… you will be saving time in the morning!

BEST SOAKED PORRIDGE (nourishing traditions book) 

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup water

2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, whey, yogurt, or buttermilk …

Soak covered on counter overnight, for up to 24 hours. In the morning add 1 cup of water and 1 tsp sea salt. Simmer covered several minutes. Stir in 1-2 tbsp flax seed and let stand a few minutes.

 

Enjoy with butter or coconut oil with choice of sweetener and add ins such as raisins, chopped dates, berries, coconut, nuts,cinnamon, honey, more coconut oil 🙂 etc. And in this case..peaches ☺ 

 

Add finely chopped or blended dates to your favorite recipes, porridge, milk shakes, etc, to increase nutrients and decrease sugar consumption.

Add finely chopped or blended dates to your favorite recipes, porridge, milk shakes, etc, to increase nutrients and decrease sugar consumption.