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Monday, April 4, 2011

Oatmeal Raisin "cookie"

This is not your traditional cookie.  It's almost more of a granola bar but in cookie form.  As I mentioned in my earlier post, my friend did not like them.  I did.  I don't mind if something tastes healthy, in fact, I kind of like it.

I made a few modifications to the recipe and indicated them below.  Click on the link for the original source as he/she makes some interesting comments about the reasoning behind certain ingredients.
Here's the recipe:

1/4 cup Splenda granular
1/4 cup orange juice
1 egg whites
1 tablespoon Dry Milk, Nonfat (did not use this)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Added about 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice (didn't use this)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins


Preheat Oven to 375°F.
Add together the splenda, orange juice, egg white, dry milk powder, applesauce and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Then mix well.
Add in salt, baking soda, ground cinnamon and all-spice. Then mix well.
Add in the flour and mix well.
Add in old fashioned oat gradually, mixing well.
Add in raisins to the mixture, ensuring that they are spread throughout evenly.
Add in chocolate chips, almonds, or other added ingredients while making sure that they spread evenly throughout the mixture. (Optional.)
With a teaspoon, spoon out mixture onto a non-stick cookie sheet about the size of a quarter.
Place in pre-heated oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly brown on the bottom

Just a heads up that they won't look overly cooked.  But since the only raw ingredient that needs cooking is an egg white, you should be fine after baking them for 10 minutes.

If you try them, let me know what you think.

1 comment:

chrispins said...

Hey, those don't look too bad. I'm sure my husband would hate them. Then he would eat them anyway, 'cuz that's just how he rolls. I'm totally pulling for your team tonight! Just wanted you to know I'm running a 4.5 mile race in two weeks and I'm so not ready. I ran 3.5 yesterday after not running for a few months, and while I felt ok doing it, my body feels like it's been run over by a truck today! Have a great week!