Now I am proud of myself! No I havent climbed Mt Everest or something - Mine is more down to Earth - Ahem More in the Kitchen I should say. Ok - I try to mix and match try some atrocious combos - all in the name of health, variety and mm well experiments! Taking Risk is way of life u know! :) Well before you get too carried away with all this hype and hoopla over nothing lemme come to the point. I made Cookies! Wait! Wait! I usually dont try that much, to incorporate my "brain-waves" when it comes to Baking - since the result has always been a -- lemme put it mildly - a disaster! But some things jus inspire you to try to burn your fingers, hoping that it wont burn you this time like last! And being in Daring Bakers is slowly making me leave my comfort zone - i guess- finally!

Such was Dee's Arusuvai Package that came along. I had already gobbled up her Aam papad and her v v v v v yummy home-made granola ( you got to try it!) was in the risk of going the same way. A fistful with every visit to the kitchen and I knew that it would disappear before I made something out of it. Well I dint want to make anything usually made with cereal/granola -since we are not that much of cereal eaters for Breakfast. So I thought lemme make something for a tea-time snack, something which bursts with taste,smell and energy booster without a lot of fat! And here is it - A very Rustic looking but absolutely out of the world Nutty Oatmeal Cookies . Give it a try - you wont be dissapointed.

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  • Yields: Around 10-12 cookies
  • 3/4 cup low fat margarine ( or butter) at room temp.
  • 1/2 cup sugar ( brown sugar/ splenda would be a good idea )
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Wheat Germ
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 2/3 cup rolled Oats
  • 2/3 cup Dee's Home Made granola / any crunchy cereal
  • 1/2 cup of mixed nuts - if using jus cereal. Dee's had a wonderful mix of hazelnut, cashews and almonds - so I dint use any (optional)

Cream the margarine/butter and sugar together until fluffy and light. Add the egg white


Sift the flour,soda and salt and then stir into the mixture. Add the wheat germ,oats and granola (and nuts of using) and stir to blend. Chill for at least 30 min


Preheat oven 375F. Grease a baking sheet and put spoonfuls of the mixture and spread them out a bit with the help of bottom of the spoon.


Bake until golden – approx 10-15min. Cool and then store in air tight container.


These cookies wont win the “looker” prize but they would sure take away the accolades when it comes to taste and nutrition. Special thanks to Dee :) for the inspiration.

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By Ramya on Aug 22, 2010

Well i wanted oats but was unable to find it in this side of world!! Hence had to settle with Breakfast flakes... I add chocolate powder (non sweet) and dry fruits (pista, almond, cashew & walnut).. I had to bake it only for 10 mins and it was ready..

We loved it..goes well with milk or just for snack too!!

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By Sonal on Aug 25, 2012

This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe so far that i have tried out (and believe me i have gone thr' the worst even :P ) These cookies are crunchy and light with no eggy-smell to it.. I tried a variant - no honey, replaced chocolate chips for nuts and Kellogg's museli for the granola... Its easy and a must try!

By Dee on Jul 8, 2008

aw come on buddy, you are being too modest... the cookies look great and you are a great cook , I would love something like that.. I have been trying another dessert with the granola.. will let u know if it works... U inspired me to try something with it !!!

By Madhuram on Jul 6, 2008

I ate the granola the day the package arrived. It was so delicious right! It was hard to resist.

These cookies look excellent. Wish I had tried something like this!

By Arundathi on Jul 4, 2008

oh those look delicious!! :-) can i get a little package?

By Raaga on Jul 3, 2008

Can I expect some in the courier? :-)

By DK on Jul 3, 2008

Rachel - They were crunchy and slightly soft - They werent chewey but they tasted abs yum with my glass of milk - good for dunking I wud say

By Rachel on Jul 3, 2008

they look scrumptious...were they chewy..I would top it with caramel sauce and gobble it all up!!!

By Sunshinemom on Jul 3, 2008

They look crunchy and bright! Nice colour:)

By Vcuisine on Jul 3, 2008

Oats cookies never disappoint us DK. Very nice. Congrats on awards. Viji

By Asha on Jul 3, 2008

Granola cookies look wonderful DK. I know most "healthy" cookies looks unattractive like granola bars I eat sometimes but they are yummy. Looks great!:)
Enjoy and happy 4th to ya.See you on Monday!

By notyet100 on Jul 3, 2008

deicious cookies,..look yum,..congrats fo the awards...

By kamala on Jul 3, 2008

First time I am commenting in ur blog Divya..Cookies look beautiful..Love ur blog so much

By karuna on Jul 3, 2008

these cookies look really goooodddd

By karuna on Jul 3, 2008

ohhh these cookies look gooooood

By sunita on Jul 3, 2008

I made similar cookies too...and yes, they may look like the village belle, but the taste certainly gives a poshy(??!!you get the idea!!)a run for her money :-)

By Usha on Jul 3, 2008

Thank you so much DK,your oatmeal cookie looks delicious,I just completed trying a vegan low fat cookie myself and visited your blog to find this one :)

By Mansi Desai on Jul 3, 2008

those look beautiful DK! and I just finished drolling over Dee's granola post:) what a greta way to indulge yourself! thanks so much for sending it to my event:)