Monday, February 05, 2007
Yummy, healthy oatmeal cookies
Oatmeal Cookies With Cherries
Prevention’s The Sugar Solution Cookbook Copyright 2006
1 cup whole grain pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large egg I had to use a jumbo egg since that's all I had
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
¾ cup dried cherries I only had a small bit of dried cherries so I cut them in half.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar and granulated sugar, applesauce, oil, egg and vanilla. Stir until well-blended. Add the flour mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the oats and cherries.
Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2” apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand on the baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.
Makes 30. Per cookie: 43 cal, 1 g pro, 7 g carbs, 1 g fat, 5 mg chol, 80 mg sodium, 1 g fiber
I like to have a somewhat healthy baked good on hand every week and this week I chose this recipe. It's from Prevention's Sugar Solution Cookbook. I also have the book this cookbook is a companion to but I haven't gotten around to reading it, to be honest. I believe it's similar to the GI Diet but I'm not 100% sure. All I know if both my husband and I have family with Type II Diabetes so make it a point to pick up cookbooks that deal with blood sugar issues.
These cookies were delicious. I really liked the flavor and the texture. They spread quite a bit, turning out very flat and they were somehow both chewy and crunchy at the same time. I didn't have many dried cherries so I cut them up so there were just small bits of cherries in these, which I actually think is better since dried cherries (at least the ones I had) can be quite tart and I prefer that tartness in smaller bites.
My son is feeling better today but it was a long weekend. If I had a nickel for everytime I heard 'I need a huggie' or 'My boogers fall out my nose' (translation: I need a tissue), I could quit my day job and blog full-time without ads. Hopefully I'll get to the cookbook drawing sometime today.
Blast From The Past: Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies from April 2006. Another thin, delicious cookie.
Question of the Day: Does anyone close to you have Type II diabetes?