The best oatmeal cookies are homemade and the best recipe comes from Quaker Oats.
I have been making Quaker’s Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe for quite some time and it is always a winner.
Plus, since oatmeal cookies are made with eggs and oatmeal, you can just about justify eating one for breakfast.
Go ahead and pour yourself a tall glass of milk and enjoy one or two today. And while you are enjoying your cookies, scroll down below to read some tasty tidbits about oatmeal and raisins for you to chew upon.
Facts About Oats, Whole Grains, and Raisins
- Oatmeal is considered a whole grain.
- Studies show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. While benefits are most pronounced for those consuming at least 3 servings daily, some studies show reduced risks from as little as one serving daily. The message: every whole grain in your diet helps!
- The medical evidence is clear that whole grains reduce risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Few foods can offer such diverse benefits.
- People who eat whole grains regularly have a lower risk of obesity, as measured by their body mass index and waist-to-hip ratios. They also have lower cholesterol levels.
- Because of the phytochemicals and antioxidants, people who eat three daily servings of whole grains have been shown to reduce their risk of heart disease by 25-36%, stroke by 37%, Type II diabetes by 21-27%, digestive system cancers by 21-43%, and hormone-related cancers by 10-40%.
- Just 1/4 cup of raisins is one serving of fruit.
- Raisins are naturally fat and cholesterol free.
- Raisins are one of the few foods providing naturally occurring inulin, a dietary fiber that supports healthy digestion.
Raisins are a delicious, convenient and affordable addition to recipes, snacks, and meals—they bring out flavor while boosting nutrition.
Disclaimer: I don’t really advocate eating cookies for breakfast, but these do make an excellent snack or dessert.1