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.

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

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.

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


  1. I will have to try!

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

  3. Great question - I used quick oats.



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