Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
High fiber cookie that I started making in high school. Figured if I was going to have a cookie (which I always would) it would be nice if it were a bit healthier.
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1⁄2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup unprocessed natural bran
- 2 1⁄2 cups raisins (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
- Add egg, milk, and vanilla; mix well.
- Slowly add dry ingredients mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in oatmeal and unprocessed bran.
- Add raisins if desired.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until done.
I made a batch of these up, reduced the raisins to half and only put them in half the batch because DH says, "I don't like raisins in cookies; don't put any in mine!" I was trying to make an assortment of healthy, high-fibre snacks for my terminally ill MIL, so wanted the raisins for hers (she'd told me that she did like raisins). Well DH grabbed one with the raisins and said, "Wow...these are really good! Are there raisins in these?" While I was mixing the cookies up, I had poured a little boiling water over the raisins to plump them a little so they would be good and soft for my MIL. When I was ready for the raisins, I just folded them in. Next time I make these DH definitely wants me to add the raisins to the whole batch...lol. Thanks for sharing this recipe Caryn!
I seem to be getting into cookie making!! So glad I had the chance to make these ones. They are crunchy on the outside and softer on the inside with a great flavour. Nice when something good for you tastes good too!!
Who knew healthy could taste this good?!!! The health food stores were closed, so I had to substitute wheat germ for the bran. They were very delicious, and they are really going fast! Thank you for sharing this recipe.