The type of raisins that are best for baking with are golden raisins as they are more flavorful than other raisins.
You should plump your raisins before baking them as they will benefit from being plumped and make the Raisin Cookies turn out much better.
You can soften your oatmeal raisin cookies by microwaving them with a wet paper towel covering the cookies and then microwave them for a few seconds.
You should soak raisins for 30 minutes for oatmeal cookies.
Place your raisins in a microwave safe bowl and then cover the raisins with water and then microwave the raisins for 2 to 3 minutes.
Then soak the raisins for 10 to 15 minutes before folding the raisins into batter.
After that cover the raisins with room temperature water and allow them to soak for 30 minutes.
To plump up raisins for cookies you need to re hydrate the raisins by placing the raisins in a bowl and then pour boiling water over the raisins and they will soften and plump up within a few minutes.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are easy to digest and can also improve your digestion and heart health.
And because oatmeal raisin cookies are high in fiber they help you poop and also keep you feeling full longer.
There are 123 calories in a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie.
To store oatmeal raisin cookies place the oatmeal raisin cookies in a sealed airtight container and they will keep soft for around 4 days.
Or you can freeze the oatmeal raisin cookies in the sealed airtight container or plastic freezer bag or Ziploc bag for around 3 months.
To freeze oatmeal cookies place the oatmeal cookies in a freezer bag or Zip Lock bag and label them with the name and date.
You can freeze oatmeal raisin cookie dough.
Chunkier cookie dough such as oatmeal raisin cookie dough and chocolate chip cookie dough freezes well.
Sliceable cookies like sugar cookies and shortbread cookie dough's also freeze well.
An oatmeal raisin cookie contains 123 calories and 81 mg of sodium.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are healthy as the oats contain fiber and vitamins and minerals and nutrients as well as the raisins also contain needed nutrients and vitamins that our body needs to stay healthy.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are very popular and they are the 2nd most popular cookie type.
Oatmeal raisin cookies are healthy due to the raisins and oats which are very nutritious.
Oatmeal is anti inflammatory as oats and the oats compounds have been found to have anti inflammatory effects.
Eating oats and oatmeal can help reduce inflammation in your body.
Oatmeal is really healthy and can improve your heart health, lower your blood pressure, keep your arteries clear and lower your risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke etc.
Oatmeal can also provide you with energy and nutrients.
If you eat oatmeal everyday for a month you will improve your heart health, reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and lower your blood pressure.
By eating oatmeal every day, you can also lower your total cholesterol level, reduce the 'bad' LDL cholesterol, and increase your 'good' HDL cholesterol levels.
Eating oatmeal can also help keep your bowels working properly due to the fiber contained in oatmeal.
Any more than 250 grams or a cup or bowl of oatmeal per day is considered too much.
However some people are okay with eating a few bowls of oatmeal per day as it can vary from person to person.
There are a few disadvantages of eating oats which include bloating and gas and possible constipation when you eat too much of the oats.
However oats have more advantages than disadvantages when it comes to eat oats.
Oats are very heart healthy and help prevent heart disease, stroke, heart attacks and much more.
Oats and oatmeal do not need to be cooked to eat them.
You can just pour some milk or water into a bowl of oats and eat the oats without cooking them.
Some people eat oats and oatmeal like cereal which is okay although some people prefer to warm the oats or oatmeal up.
It's better to eat oats cooked instead of raw but you can eat oats raw if you prefer but raw oats can be harder to digest.
You can eat dry oatmeal although the dry oatmeal can be hard to get down and may cause you to cough and dry oatmeal may lead to digestive issues and the dry oatmeal may build up in your stomach.
However it is safe and okay to eat dry oatmeal if you want but they are much easier to digest and eat when soaked in some water or milk.
It is OK to eat uncooked oatmeal.
You can eat oatmeal uncooked or cooked and some people prefer to just add some milk or water to the oatmeal and eat it like cereal which is healthy as well.
Oatmeal can taste better when cooked but it's okay to eat oatmeal raw if you want too.
Oatmeal can be eaten raw or cooked.
You can add some milk to the oatmeal and eat it like cereal or cook the oatmeal in milk or water and eat it that way.
You can eat oatmeal raw without cooking it.
Oatmeal while most commonly heated up and cooked and eaten warm can also be eaten without cooking it first.
I sometimes will mix some oatmeal in a bowl with some milk and make like a quick cereal with the oatmeal without heating it up.
This makes for a quick easy oatmeal breakfast when I need something to fill my stomach up when I have no time to cook or just want to enjoy a quick bowl of cold oatmeal.
Oatmeal is just oats and they are safe to eat without cooking just like cereal is.
Oatmeal is fed to horses and other animals as oats raw so humans can eat the oats without cooking them first.
Even babies can eat some raw oatmeal as long as you add some milk to it so the baby does not choke on the oatmeal as the milk helps to soften the oatmeal.
I've eaten oatmeal with and without milk raw for several years now and I've never gotten sick from it.
Enjoy your bowl of oatmeal whether heated up or cold.