Sunday, November 09, 2008

Best healthy oatmeal cookie recipe ever...I swear

OK I don't bake to save my life....but I found this recipe and modified it good.
They taste like a cross between a cookie, a muffin and a granola bar.
If I can bake them...anyone can.

Healthy But Tasty Oatmeal Cookies.....
Dry ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/4 cups of Quaker Quick Oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup finely chooped walnuts
1/4 cup inaly chopped almonds
2 heaping Tbsp ground flax seed

***plus you can add the following ingredients if you wish: 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 dried cranberries, 1/2 package semi sweet chocolate chips***

Wet ingredients:

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup oil (corn, grapeseed or olive)
1 egg (beat with 1 Tbsp Water)
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup or more of applesauce [depending on how dry the mix is]


In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
In a medium bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together.

Hint: when measuring out the honey, spray the measuring cup with oil or baking spray--your honey won't stick).

Mix the wet stuff with the dry stuff. If the mixture seems too wet, add more rolled oats. If it isn't binding together very well, you may wish to add more applesauce or milk.

COOL the mix for 20 minutes in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 335 degrees.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto your baking sheet (spray with Pam spray).
Press down slightly with a fork to ensure even cooking.

Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until golden on the bottom of the cookie.

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