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You’ve all seen the funny quote saying, “Raisin Oatmeal Cookies that l...

You’ve all seen the funny quote saying, “Raisin Oatmeal Cookies that l...

You’ve all seen the funny quote saying, “Raisin Oatmeal Cookies that look like Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are the reason I have trust issues,” right?

Normally, I’m right there with the author of that saying. Gimme all the chocolate! But, I’ve got a recipe here that might change your mind and have you diving right into these, raisins and all.

A few months back, I made a homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter. Good Lord, that stuff was addictive. Ever since, I’ve been a bigger fan of raisins, and the sweet burst of chewiness they bring to the recipes they’re in.

I was recently having a hankering for a super peanut buttery cookie that was full of texture, and these Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies came to mind. Of course, those are an old recipe that’s full of sugar, butter, and a bunch of non-vegan and non-gluten free ingredients.

But since they were SO good the first time around, I figured it was worth a shot at converting them into a gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan masterpiece. Challenge was a SUCCESS! Dang, you guys, these cookies are irresistible. I wish I could hand each of you one of them so you could see for yourself.

I’m normally not the biggest peanut butter cookie lover ever (I’d rather just eat it with a spoon) and my boyfriend Jesse claims he normally doesn’t like raisin cookies…yet each of us totally demolished a few of these. They’re SUPER peanut buttery, with a little bit of texture and chew from the oats, and a burst of sweetness from the raisins.

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies also have some cinnamon added for some additional warmth, which always plays so well with the oatmeal raisin flavor combination. The texture of these cookies is soft and chewy – don’t expect crunchy cookies with this one!

I tested the recipe with a real egg and a flax egg, and both were fabulous, but with the flax egg, they were a little crumblier when warm. Make sure they’re cooled completely on the baking sheet before trying to remove them so you don’t end up with cookie crumbles!

If you’re a peanut butter nut like me, and can’t get enough of oatmeal cookies, these are for YOU. And of course, if you absolutely can’t give up chocolate, sub in some chocolate chips for the raisins ?? I hope you’ll give these a go, and enjoy!

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Oh my these are scrumptious, Rachel.. and I’m not a huge fan of raisins either and will generally take a chocolate cookie over a raisin cookie any day.. but not in oatmeal raisin cookies… The peanut butter? Soooo good! :D

Looks so yummy Licious Rachel. I am a huge fan of Peanuts and Peanut butter. Cookies look so delicious and healthy too because of the oatmeals. Will surely make it asap and eat every day. But please do let me know- For how many days I can store this yummy thing? Best wishes and Regards.

Hi Rachel! I just found your beautiful, delicious site! Thanks for these great recipes. I don’t love the essence of coconut oil in baked goods. Can you swap it out for ghee? If so, what’s the proportion? Thanks!

Hi Rachel! I want to try to make these from what I have in the cupboard (but don’t have almond flour or coconut sugar!) What proportion normal flour would you use (and I might try sub-ing maple syrup for coco sugar, and add flour to compensate)…?

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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