Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Walnut Raisin Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Cookies

Well that's a mouthful isn't it?  In staying true to my resolution, my baking during the week must be somewhat healthy, and these fit the bill.  They're not low in fat if that's what you're looking for, but they're full of good things like raisins, oat bran, whole wheat flour, walnuts, and dark chocolate.  Yum!
These cookies are nice and soft, satisfying, and perfect for an afternoon snack. 

Walnut Raisin Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Cookies

 2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 stick butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz. good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup ground walnuts (I used my hand food grinder, don't grind to a powder
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, oat bran, baking soda, and salt.  In a stand mixer fitting with the paddle attachment cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).  Add eggs one at a time, combining thoroughly.  Add vanilla.  Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Scrape down bowl with a rubber spatula and mix until combined.

Stir in ground walnuts, chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, and raisins.  Using an ice cream scoop drop onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper approximately 2 inches apart.  Bake for 10 minutes, cool on a wire rack.


  1. They are not just healthy but sound delicious too!

  2. yum. everything about these adds up to all my favorite cookie qualities.


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