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Oatmeal cookies are oatmeal based cookies that have numerous he alth benefits. Therefore, at the beginning of the 20th century, when oatmeal became very popular in the United States, it came to be referred to as "he althy food". This does not mean, however, that you can eat them with impunity. Check what are the nutritional values ​​of oatmeal cookies and how much calories they have.

Oatmeal cookieswere first prepared in Scotland in the early Middle Ages. However, the first recipe for oatmeal was published in the United States in 1896, in the cookbook by Fannie Merritt.

According to the original recipe, oatmeal cookies are made of oatmeal, wheat flour, sugar, eggs, s alt and spices. Over time, raisins have become a very popular addition. However, their inclusion in the recipe caused controversy in the US community. Some argue that they should be removed from the recipe. Currently, oatmeal cookies can also be prepared with banana, honey or cranberry.

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Oatmeal cookies: Are oatmeal cookies he althy?

Oatmeal cookiesare rich in selenium, iron, phosphorus and copper, and the vitamins from group B are distinguished among the vitamins.

Oat cakes , due to the oat content, are rich in dietary fiber (its amount is greater especially in raisin cakes made from whole grain flour). They also have a lower glycemic index than other cookies.

Oatmeal cookies are a high-calorie product. 100 g of cookies provides as much as 447 kcal. In addition, they contain significant amounts of fat, including saturated and monounsaturated fats. Oatmeal cookies are also rich in sugar, the excessive consumption of which increases the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.

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Oat cookies - calories,nutritional values ​​

100 g of oatmeal cookies equals 447 kcal

  • Protein - 6.8 g
  • Fat - 17.9 g

- saturated fat - 3.581 g - monounsaturated fat - 7.669 g - polyunsaturated fat - 5.589 g

  • Cholesterol - 36 mg
  • Carbohydrates - 66.4 g

Minerals(% of RDA for an adult)

  • Sodium - 598.0 mg (40%)
  • Potassium - 182.0 mg (5%)
  • Calcium - 105.0 mg (11%)
  • Phosphorus - 167.0 mg (23%)
  • Magnesium - 43.0 mg (11%)
  • Copper - 0.168 mg (19%)
  • Iron - 2.7 mg (27%)
  • Zinc - 0.93 mg (8%)
  • Selenium - 17.2 µg (31%)


  • Vitamin B1 - 0.262 mg (20%)
  • Vitamin B2 - 0.174 mg (13%)
  • Niacin - 1,311 mg (8%)
  • Folate - 33.0 µg (8%)
  • Vitamin B12 - 0.09 µg (4%)
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.05 mg (4%)
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg (0.2%)

Nutritional Value: USDA,% Recommended Daily Allowance, based on IŻŻ Nutrition Standards, 2022

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Oatmeal cookies - diet oatmeal cookies

When preparing dietary oatmeal cookies, you can use whole grain or oat flour instead of wheat flour. You can successfully give up sugar, reduce its amount or use honey. It is also worth enriching the biscuits with nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and dried fruit. You can also add pieces of dark chocolate, which will enrich the cookies with antioxidants. Chia seeds are also a great addition, as they will provide you with omega-3 fatty acids.

However, even with he althy additives, oatmeal cookies are still sweets, so they should be eaten occasionally.

Recipe for oat bars

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About the authorMarzena Masna, dietitian SOS Diet, dietary catering, WarsawA graduate of dietetics at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She gained professional experience in dietary clinics, the Nursery Complex of the Capital City of Warsaw and Warsaw hospitals for adults and children. She constantly deepens her knowledge by participating in conferences on proper nutrition, as well as diet-prevention and diet therapy of diseases. Currently, a dietitian at SOS Diet, dietary catering, where he deals with nutritional advice for clients, creating recipes, preparing the menu and supervising the quality of meals.

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