My Dad loved my oatmeal cookies. In fact, they’re one of our family favorites when it comes to having a “sort of healthy” treat. Afterall, they’re oatmeal right? Well, that doesn’t exactly make them the healthiest food around. But since they’re so delicious, I have looked for ways to make them “healthier.”
First, I switched up the shortening with butter. Then, instead of using white sugar, I used part honey and raw sugar. I also changed from using white flour to using whole wheat flour. Finally, since I wasn’t real fond of raisins, I tried adding berries instead.
The result was a delicious cookie I could feel good about eating. With the increased health benefits of the new recipe, I could now count these cookies as the 20% side of my 80/20 rule.