Old-Fashioned Toasted Oat Cookies Premium PD Recipe

There is nothing old-fashioned about my high-fiber, health-forward, texture-packed oatmeal cookies except the oats. I removed the sugar and fat from my mama’s cookies and packed them full of fiber and polyphenol protection to move things along. These daily dunk-ables are protectively packed with disease-inhibiting, whole food derived B-glucan, soluble and insoluble fiber, plant protein, essential amino acids, and cancer-inhibiting polyphenols. That’s what I expect from a protective cookie—naturally included in Protective Diet recipes. Raw organic cacao bean nibs help us produce neuroprotective nitric oxide offering a pleasing nut-like texture. Enjoy reading the studies in the Pro Tips below that note how cardio-protective cacao reduces the hunger hormone ghrelin and promotes our intestinal microbiota. Diced banana peels do the same while providing the texture and fiber of raisins without sugar; no one will ever know. These cookies will warm your winter kitchen and cut baking costs by eliminating health-hitting, high-cost ingredients like oil, butter, eggs, nuts, and raisins. Get started by popping a box of protective organic soymilk in your fridge. Cold milk is essential for the ultimate experience of dunking the best sugar-free, fat-free, whole grain, high-fiber, plant-based oatmeal cookies. Old-Fashioned Toasted Oat Cookies is the first recipe in a series of three easy-mix oatmeal cookie recipes. The second will be Soft Batch Oat Cookies, and the third is Half Rolled Toasted Oat Cookies. The variations will offer three texture options to please the healthiest cookie monsters worldwide. With these recipes I have eliminated common fat-free rubber cookie challenges. The cooling step gives these cookies their crisp and irresistible chewy texture. I was blessed with a team of dedicated local taste testers this winter. They tasted one after another, day after day to help me create these three cookie recipes for the Protective Diet Community. Now that they are perfect and the cookie recipes are complete my friends are missing their daily high-fiber plant-based treats. Our health-promoting, immune-boosting cookies have introduced more friends to a Protective Diet. Every day we passively influence by sharing the protective treats and beverages that give us our healthy glow and high energy. We are walking billboards of health fueled by plants camouflaged as cookies. Eat well, share, and shine bright. You deserve props for being the healthiest person in your family and neighborhood. Everyone needs an inspirational friend who is the boss of their body and excited to share their testimony of optimal health and the benefits of a Protective Diet.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups organic old-fashioned rolled oats, toasted (270 grams of oat groats flaked)
  • 2 medium organic bananas washed, peel diced fine and banana fork mashed
  • ½ cup erythritol
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh cranberries, optional

Oven Baked Directions:

  1. Watch PD-Ed Lesson #322 | Baking Oatmeal Cookies & Fiber Fueled Microbes, read all Directions and Notes
  2. Spread measured rolled oats onto a rimmed baking sheet and place on the center rack in the cold oven
  3. Turn oven on to 400 degrees and toast oats 10 minutes -until fragrant (mine are ready when the oven reaches 350 during the preheat )
  4. While oats toast, wash banana, peel, dice peel finely, and mash banana with a fork
  5. Add smashed banana and peel to a mixing bowl
  6. Add all remaining ingredients and stir well before incorporating toasted oats
  7. Add toasted oats and stir together gently using a fork or Danish dough whisk
  8. Line baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone mat
  9. Make 12 mounds using a ¼ cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop
  10. Using a regular mouth jar ring as a guide, press and flatten each cookie (thick is better than thin)
  11. Add frozen or room-temperature cranberries to top of cookies being careful not to press hard into cookie dough and misshape them
  12. Bake at 400 degrees on center rack for 20 minutes
  13. Cookies will crisp as they cool
  14. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge
  15. Refrigerator Storage: 12 cookies fit into 2-wide mouth quart jars when made using the regular mouth jar ring as a guide

Notes & Pro Tips:

    • Breville Smart Air mini oven half-batch directions are below if you do not have a large oven
    • Thicker cookies have a better texture than thin (a regular mouth jar ring is a perfect circle guide)
    • The oat groat measurement is for those who flake oat groats into rolled oats; disregard if you do not have a flaker
    • Flaking Oat Groats: In a jar, add 270 grams of oat groats, 3 teaspoons of water, cover, shake, and wait eight hours or overnight before flaking to produce thick-cut, dust-free rolled oats
  • Organic rolled oats are recommended to avoid the ingestion of mold-inhibiting chemicals used on conventional rolled oats
  • Save money on bulk organic oats with protectivediet.com/Azure or purchase bulk oats from your health food store
  • Finely diced banana peels baked as suggested offer fiber with the texture of raisins without the negative impact of concentrated sugar
  • Healthy gut microbes survive exclusively on plant fiber
  • Microbes ferment and digest fiber to produce short-chain fatty acids
  • Short-chain fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and tighten the epithelium (gut wall).
  • A tight epithelial wall protects us from inflammation, disease, viral and bacterial infection
  • A tight epithelial wall prevents food particles from entering the blood, causing an inflammatory response labeled as a food allergy
  • We witness members on a Protective Diet eliminate gluten and other food allergies after their 30-Day Detox and Taste Bud Reprogramming is complete
  • Their newly developed protective gut microbial population is fed a variety of daily plant fiber with Protective Diet recipes to produce healing anti-inflammatory short-chain fatty acids
  • This dietary practice heals and repairs the epithelium protecting us from physical illness and suffering
  • Make and eat PD recipes every day and the rest will be managed by our trillions of resident microbes
  • They control our life experience, health, mood, cravings, energy, metabolism, fitness, and appearance
  • With PD-Ed I’ll show you exactly how to manipulate your microbes to improve your life with health independence by becoming the boss of your body

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve with cold soymilk, Protective Coffee or Adult Hot Chocolate for dunking
  • Refrigerate or freeze uneaten cookies; they are preservative-free
  • After dinner on cold winter nights we enjoy cookies with Protective Coffee or Adult Hot Chocolate topped with warm frothed soymilk
  • In the heat of summer we dunk these protective dunkables in ice-cold organic soymilk
  • Protective Organic Cocao Nibs:
    Unsweetened cacao nibs are chips of the raw cacao bean
    We add them to baked or steamed recipes for a nut-like texture and protective quercetin and theobromine
    Quercetin neutralizes free radicals that cause cellular damage, aging, and a variety of diseases, including heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s
    Theobromine functions as a vasodilator to help lower blood pressure and improve athletic performance
  • Cacao is Neuroprotective:
    The neurotrophic effect of cacao flavonoids increases cerebral blood flow in healthy subjects three hours after cacao consumption
    Increased blood flow to gray matter in the brain has been shown to account for healthy angiogenesis as well as the growth of new hippocampal neurons involved in memory processing
    Increased blood flow in the middle cerebral artery may account for protective effects against dementia and stroke
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5465250/
  • Cacao is Cardioprotective:
    Increases Nitric Oxide production
    Cacao has platelet inhibitory effects reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and reducing risk of thromboses
    Blood clot symptoms can include headaches, the sensation of burning throbbing muscular pain, itching, or fatigue
    Knowing these symptoms may assist you in a time of need
  • Cacao Reduces Appetite:
    The smell of chocolate leads to a satiation response which is inversely correlated with ghrelin level
    Ghrelin is a hormone produced to signal hunger, and chocolate smelling and eating can reduce appetite and improve food satisfaction
  • Cacao and The Intestinal Microbiota:
    Finally, the effects of cacao polyphenols on the composition of intestinal microbiota must be noted
    In a human trials conducted on healthy volunteers, consumption of a high-cacao flavanol beverage for 4 weeks, containing 494 mg flavanols, significantly increased the growth of Lactobacillus spp. and Bifidobacterium spp. in comparison to a low cacao flavanol drink (182)
    These bacteria maintain an anti-inflammatory status in the bowel
    How about an Adult Hot Chocolate tonight?

6 Cookie Half Batch Baked in The Breville Smart Air Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups organic old-fashioned rolled oats, toasted (135 grams of oat groats flaked)
  • 1 medium organic banana washed, peel diced fine and banana fork mashed
  • ¼ cup erythritol
  • 1 Tablespoons cacao nibs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ cup frozen or fresh cranberries, optional

Breville Smart Air Directions:

  1. Watch PD-Ed Lesson #322 | Baking Oatmeal Cookies & Fiber Fueled Microbes, read all Directions and Notes
  2. Spread measured rolled oats onto the baking pan and toast at level 4 in the Breville
  3. While oats toast, wash banana, cut ends off, peel, dice peel finely, and mash banana with a fork
  4. Add smashed banana and peel to a mixing bowl
  5. Add all remaining ingredients and stir well before incorporating toasted oats
  6. Add toasted oats and stir gently together using a fork or Danish dough whisk
  7. Line the baking pan with parchment paper
  8. Make 6 mounds using a ¼ cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop
  9. Using a regular mouth jar ring as a guide, press and flatten each cookie (thick is better than thin)
  10. Add frozen or room-temperature cranberries to top of cookies being careful not to press hard into cookie dough
  11. Bake at 350 degrees on center rack for 20 minutes (no need to preheat the small oven)
  12. Cookies will crisp as they cool (do not bake longer to crisp; they will become too dry)
  13. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge
    Refrigerator Storage: 6 cookies fit into a wide-mouth quart jar when using the regular mouth jar ring as a guide

 

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