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!!
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!
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.
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup, sugar free
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup oats, ground (I used gluten-free)
- ½ cup oats
- ½ tsp. cinnamon, ground
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ⅓ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat; set a side.
- 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.
- Fold in raisins
- Take a heaping size tablespoon of batter (I used a large cookie scoop) and place on cookie sheet, about 1½" 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.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden.
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!