Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Better Oats®

My father-in-law loves oatmeal raisin cookies. He's not much of a sweets person, but I know he can't resist oatmeal raisin cookies, so I usually make them when he comes to visit. 

Recently the folks at
 sent me some of their oatmeal to try.  I love their Mom's Best® cereal that I buy at my local Smith's.  They have healthier versions of my family's favorite cereals (Bunches of Oats, Golden Grahams, etc.).  I was excited to try their instant oatmeal. 

I decided to use Better Oats® Raw Pure and Simple Bare to make some oatmeal raisin cookies. I would love to use this multigrain cereal to make my recipe for granola or granola bars, or peach crisp.  I used three packages of this hot cereal to replace half of the regular oats in the recipe. Each pouch equals 1/2 c. of grains.
Better Oats
I love the crunch of the whole flaxseeds and the different textures of the whole grain oats, barley, quinoa, rye and wheat.
The cookies turned out perfect!  The perfect mixture of butter, sugar, and grains.  Yum!
My daughter doesn't like raisins, so I usually save some of the dough and add chocolate chips instead of raisins.  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Delicious!
 Here's the recipe...and the printable recipe too...

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: about 3 dozen
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c. (or more) flour
  • 1 1/2 c. (3 packages) Better Oats® Raw Pure and Simple® Bare or similar 5 grain oat blend
  • 1 1/2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 c. raisins
  1. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients (baking powder, soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and flour). Slowly add to butter mixture. Add more flour if necessary. (I live at high altitude, so I had to add 1/2 c. more flour so the dough wasn't quite so buttery).
  3. Mix in Better Oats and old-fashioned rolled oats. Add raisins.
  4. Scoop dough onto greased cookie sheets using an ice cream scoop.
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Version:
Follow the above recipe, omitting nutmeg and cinnamon and substituting 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips for the raisins.  

Check out some of the other Better Oats® flavors I got to try:
Mmm...Muffins® Blueberry - super yummy!  Real blueberries.
Mmm...Muffins® Oatmeal Raisin Cookie - who wouldn't want to eat oatmeal that tastes like a cookie?
Raw Pure and Simple® Pomegranate  - very healthy with little pieces of pomegranate.
Oat Revolution® Apples & Cinnamon - delicious!  I love apple cinnamon.

You can mix and match these oatmeal pouches too.  You could add a pouch of Raw Pure and Simple® Bare to your fruity oatmeal to increase your whole grains for the day.  Visit the Better Oats website! and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.  Click here for a coupon

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