Cinnamon and Raisin Granola Cookies

Hi Everyone,

How are you on this lovely Tuesday?  I’m doing really good, especially since I have created a healthy cookie that is so guilt-free that you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!  Woohoo!!

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Cookie

The best description I can give of these cookies is that they are a combination of an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, a granola bar and baked oatmeal!!  They are thick and hearty and make a wonderful snack!!  They do not contain any dairy, sugar and they are gluten-free.  How nice is that?  Did I mention, they are only 56 calories a cookie?  Yupper doodles!

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Cookie

I got this recipe by adapting my Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies  that I made last week.  Remember at the bottom of the post, I said I have an idea for another cookie based off this one?  Well this is the cookie!  I actually made these last week, but the photos didn’t turn out, so guess what?  I made them again!!  They were part of my batch cooking Sunday.  This was the first time I was happy my photos didn’t turn out!!!   These cookies are made with Gluten-free Rolled Oats from Trader Joe’s, applesauce, sugar-free maple syrup, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla extract.  I love these cookies!!!  I pop them in my freezer and when I come home from work I eat a couple!  Sometimes more than two.  But they are so good and they are even better frozen!  I love freezing my cookies!  I think I freeze just about every batch I have ever made.  It keeps them fresh and out of site!

Oh just as an FYI, don’t forget, if you don’t have oat flour, just take a cup of Oats, place in a food processor and after a few pulses you have ground oat flour!  It takes like a few seconds!!  I use my mini food processor to do mine.

Oatmeal Cinnamon and Raisin Granola Cookies

Cinnamon and Raisin Granola Cookies

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 19 minutes

Yield: 19 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Cinnamon and Raisin Granola Cookies

A thick, hearty, dairy free and sugar free cookie that is a combination of granola bar meets cookie. Perfect for a snack!

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  2. 2 tbsp. maple syrup, sugar free
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1 cup oats, ground (I used gluten-free)
  5. 1/2 cup oats
  6. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  7. 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  8. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  9. 1/4 tsp. salt
  10. 1/3 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat; set a side.
  3. In a large bowl add applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add oat flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix until combined.
  4. Fold in raisins
  5. Take a heaping size tablespoon of batter (I used a large cookie scoop) and place on cookie sheet, about 1 1/2" apart. The cookies do not spread. I carefully flattened the top of the cookies with a back of a spoon, but it is not necessary.
  6. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden.

Notes

Calories per cookie: 56.1, Fat: .5, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 90, Potassium: 66, Carbs: 11.6, Fiber: 1.4, Sugar: 3.2, Protein: 1.4

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2013/01/08/cinnamon-and-raisin-granola-cookies/

Cinnamon and Raisin Granola Cookies

I am having so much fun creating healthy cookies and as I type this, more ideas are flying in my head.  I want to step out of my comfort zone and try something similar but different, if that makes sense??  Should prove interesting.

Well I am off to bed!  Have a wonderful day!

Toodles,

Jen

Cinnamon and Raisin Granola Cookie

 

 



Chef In Training
Photobucket
Close to Home

PIN MEme



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge

  1. These look wonderful! Where do I find sugar free maple syrup? I have a “Mrs Butter Worth’s” sugar free one – can I use that?

  2. My cinnamon loving daughter is going to love these cookies! And my son who thinks raisins are like candy will adore them too :) Thanks for sharing such an uber tasty and nutritious snack/treat!

  3. I’ll have to admit, it is your photo that brought me here (on Zentmrs). So cute! But now that I’m here, this recipe looks fab! Must give it a try. Love that its sugar and dairy free.
    Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate

  4. I’ve never froze my cookies before… It’s a smart idea, you’re definitely on to something by keeping them out of sight! Sometimes when I’m not even hungry I’ll grab something just because I see it and I know it’s delicious. I bet these frozen would taste so good crumbled over ice cream!

    • It’s still hard just knowing cookies are around, but it does make it easier then just going to the cookie jar and grabbing one! I freeze all my cookies. That way if we want to take a few to lunch they defrost and are perfect by lunch time. However I like to eat them frozen for some reason!! :)

  5. those do look wonderful and i love the concept of a “healthy” cookie. however, i do wonder about sugar free maple syrup – would that really be considered “healthy”? isn’t it just a bunch of artifical ingredients? or is there a product that is totally different than say sugar-free mrs. butterworth? why not use real maply syrup? a few more calories yes but far less other “junk” and keeping in line w/ the other wholesome ingredients. would it really add that many calories?

  6. we both made super healthy oatmeal cookies yesterday and i am loving it!! oatmeal cookies are my favorite variety and especially soft ones i don’t have to feel too guilty about. :)

  7. Jen,
    These cookies look super yummy! I love oatmeal cookies and so need to try some healthier versions! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

    P.S. I hope this doesn’t post a bunch of times. It kept telling me my FB session had timed out :)

  8. Pingback: Liebster Award/Odd Facts about Me / Weekly Recap | Peanut Butter and Peppers

  9. Pingback: Banana Almond Breakfast Bars