Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love cookies, but I don't love the fat and calories you get from eating cookies. I like to try to make cookies that are deceptively healthy and still very tasty. This oatmeal cookie recipe is just that: healthy and very tasty!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 cup white flour ( DO NOT use self rising flour)
1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp nutmeg ( you may sub cinnamon or allspice)
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins

1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and nutmeg. Set aside.
3. Combine sugar, applesauce and vanilla extract. Mix until sugar is well incorporated.
4. Add the flour mixture, stirring until all ingredients combine to form a stiff dough.
5. Fold in the raisins.
6. Put rounded teaspoons of batter onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and let cool.

Nutritional Information for 1 cookie: 57 calories, 1g protein, 0g fat, 0g fiber, 13g carbohydrates, 27 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol

These cookies are so good, especially considering they have NO fat and only 57 calories!! I take mine out a little before 12 minutes because I like a slightly chewy oatmeal cookie. Be careful when making this recipe that you use baking soda. I used baking powder last time on accident, and the cookies turned out very, em, interesting. Still edible, but not really yummy cookie goodness. I sometimes use less sugar when I'm in an extra healthy mood. The sweetness of the applesauce lets you decrease the sugar if you want. When I'm in a not-so-healthy mood, I may be inclined to add some chocolate chips to the batter.

Hope you enjoy!


  1. I am enjoying your blog. I am mother of 3, back in school full time to be a teacher....I am also trying to eat healthier so i will be reading here often. :) when you say white flour (not SR, do you mean all purpose?)

  2. Yes, I mean the all purpose flour. Glad you are enjoying the blog! :)