So today was baking day for my friend Sarah. Her favorite cookie? Oatmeal Raisin. The recipe? It is as follows:
Kati's Healthified Oatmeal Raisin Cookies *I doubled the recipe, so hang in there.*
2/3 c agave nectar
1/2 c packed brown sugar & 1/4 c packed Splenda brown sugar
1/2 c homemade applesauce *unsweetened store bought or the like would probably be fine.*
1/2 c canned pumpkin *told ya I love me some pumpkin*
1 tsp baking soda
1 slightly rounded tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c egg whites *or 2 egg whites*
3 c quick-cooking oats
1 c all-purpose flour
1 c kamut flour *or whole wheat*
1 c *or 1 package* of pomegranate craisins
Heat oven to 375. Mix all ingredients except oats, flour and craisins. Stir in oats, flour and craisins *allowing your dough to sit just for a few minutes*. I used a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop and made level tablespoon sized cookies. You'll also need to use parchment paper because these don't have any butter or oil in them, so they might stick if you don't. These didn't spread too much, so you can easily get 4 cookies across on a sheet *at least on my cookie sheets.* Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown; cool..
These came out to be 1 P+ per cookie or 3 P+ for two cookies. They are very tasty and both the girls and the hubby give them 2 thumbs way up *so do I by the way.* The pomegranate craisins give them a nice twist and I'd imagine you could use just about any type of craisin. I also didn't double the amount of craisins, but you wouldn't know it if I didn't tell you. I love being able to tweak recipes and sometimes they don't work out, but most often they do. This one certainly turned out fantastic! Am I the type of person to come up with something on my own? Nope. But, I do a great job when someone gives me a starting point.
Tomorrow is my first WI day of my maintenance. I'm not sure how to feel about it. It's been a rough week and I am certainly ready to put it behind me. This weekend will also be busy. Oldest kiddo and I will be off to a concert of sorts tomorrow evening and then a group of gals and I will be going to see "Wicked" on Sunday. Whew!
If cookies happen to be a trigger food for you...walk...away. If not, give these a whirl.