Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Apple Spice Oatmeal Cookies

I guess my love for apples is starting to be evident!  Just wait for apple season! :)

I took my favorite low-fat oatmeal cookie recipe and tried to "spice" it up.  I realized the cookies already had a hint of apple flavor from the apple sauce (butter replacement) so I thought the added fruit and spices would further compliment the flavors.

This was my first time trying cookies on a silicone mat using a cookie scoop.  I highly recommend both!
A perfect "sweet treat" with less than 100 calories per cookie and loaded with both insoluble and soluble fiber.  Fiber can provide a multitude of health benefits including (but not limited to) reducing heart disease.  Replacing some of the fat with applesauce is one of my favorite low fat baking tricks.

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
10 packets Splenda (or 1/2 cup sugar)
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 uncooked oats, plain
1/2 cup finely chopped apples

Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degree fahrenheit; lightly spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray, parchment paper, or silpat mat
2.  Whisk together egg, applesauce, butter, and vanilla
3.  In a separate bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, Splenda, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon; after well blended add to wet ingredients and mix together
4.  Mix in oats and apples
5.  Drop rounded cookie dough (tablespoon vs small cookie scooper) onto cookie sheet.

Nutrition: 
Serving size: 1 cookie • Servings: 18 • Calories: 96.8 kcal • Protein: 2.1 g • Sodium: 68.9 mg • Carbs: 20.1 g • Fat: 2.2 g • Fiber: 1.1 g • Sugar: 9.1 g
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3 comments:

  1. I will have to try!

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  2. Do you use quick oats or the regular kind?

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  3. Great question - I used quick oats.

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