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

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Comments

  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. I am always on a lookout for oats recipes. This looks innovative!
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  3. Love the recipe! If I already have oat flour, how much do I use? Thanks!

  4. 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!

  5. I’ve been wanting to make healthy cookies for a quick breakfast for a while now! These look great – thanks for the recipe!

  6. It was a very good day :) And I’m glad that you made this cookies, it will make my morning in a future great as well. It looks as a perfect morning snack.

  7. Hmmmm, these look quite healthy. But since you call them cookies I’m in!!!

  8. 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

  9. I love any cookie I can eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

  10. Hi Jen! How many cups of oats will yield 1 cup of oat flour?

  11. Are these sweet at all?

  12. 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!! :)

  13. 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?

  14. Jennifer – these are great! I love oats, cinna,& raisins, and love the cute little shapes. I want a whole stack. Great job on a healthier cookie recipe!

  15. 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. :)

  16. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite and this healthy version sounds incredible!

  17. 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 :)

  18. Sounds so good!

  19. I better get cooking, these would be great for school lunches!
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

  20. Diana Rambles says:

    These look amazing! Thanks for linking up!

  21. These look yummy! I am going to try your recipe. I found you via a link up. Pop by if you like sometime I am at DearCreative.com

  22. I am looooovvving granola right now! It’s such a quick and easy pick-me-up!

  23. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party –Weekend Kitchen Creations at http://www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Please join us, share your delicious creation and get other scrumptious ideas.

  24. I stumbled upon these via pinterest, made these last night, and they were amazing! I adapted them a bit but we just loved them. Thanks for the recipe!
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