Recipe by steph-rae
In a quest to eat healthier, I developed this recipe. My husband and I have a big sweet tooth, so instead of fighting the urge, we decided to go for a healthy option. I make these cookies every Sunday night and they serve as my breakfast and his dessert through the week.
- 1⁄2 cup Splenda granular
- 2 egg whites (or one whole egg)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour (or any whole grain flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 old-fashioned oatmeal or 1 1⁄2 quick oats
- 2⁄3 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened baking chocolate (optional) or 1⁄2 cup dark semisweet chocolate chunk (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix Splenda, Egg whites, Applesauce and Vanilla together.
- Add Flour, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg.
- Stir in Oatmeal, Cranberries, Nuts, and Chocolate.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonful on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (if you do not have parchment paper, spray cookie sheet with cooking spray).
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
- Special Note: Depending on what kind of flour you use, you may need to use more applesauce. If, after adding the oatmeal, the batter seems dry, add applesauce.
- For a Change: Occasionally I like to also add 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips to this recipe.