Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
My husband loves oatmeal cookies, so I have created a low fat, low sugar recipe. The addition of raisins adds more sweetness.
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 2⁄3 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 cups old fashion oatmeal
- 2⁄3 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts (optional)
- Mix brown sugar thru vanilla together.
- Add flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.
- Stir in oatmeal, raisins& walnuts.
- Drop on cookie sheets which have been sprayed or I use parchment paper.
- (flatten with fork) Bake in 350 oven for about 10 minutes.
- (I do not like a lot of sugar so by adding raisins you also add a little additional sweetness) Enjoy!
If you are looking for a fancy-schmancy addition to your decadent Christmas cookie tray, keep looking! If, on the other hand, you are looking for a nice little treat that can go into family lunchboxes and snacks that will provide actual nutrition without guilt, you are in the right place. These will never be a crispy-crunchy cookie, but more soft and chewy, because of the lack of fat. Do not overbake them! They should look pretty soft when they come out of the oven. I used a melonballer to scoop out the cookies, and ended up with 48. The balance of spices was excellent. These are definitely not a very sweet cookies, and this is me, the cut-the-sugar queen saying it, but I found they really grew on me. I did not add the nuts, and I might add more raisins next time. I confess I did also use one whole egg rather than two eggwhites. I don't see the point of cutting out the yolks, because then you just have to find another recipe to use them up. At least, I do, because I can't bring myself to throw out perfectly good food.
I think these are good. Left out the nuts and they are 1 ww point if you get 24 from the batch. To flatten, moisten your fingers with water and press slightly.
As a health nut this is definately a recipe I plan to keep around for a while. I think though that my first batch were a bit dry so I'd suggest to other to consider adding just a bit more applesauce to moisten them up a bit. I made them a bit small but that way I don't feel guilty eating two or three of them between meals as a snack and the oatmeal really fills you up. Very satisfying.