Thursday, February 25, 2010

Healthy Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Just call me cookie monster. Wow, I have been doing a LOT of food related posts as of late. A new workout post soon to come, I promise. I must be really hungry or something? As you probably know, my go to "healthy" cookie is usually my favorite zucchini cookies. It almost seems like i'm cheating on them or something to post a rival...but nonetheless...I have found a rival. I was searching for a new healthy cookie recipe and I came across one that I gave a little makeover to. I'll be honest, I'm quite pleased with the results.

*excuse the photo taken with my phone :)

Healthy Honey Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 30 cookies

1 1/2 TBS butter
1 1/2 TBS unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 egg whites
1 TBS water
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
* you could use raisins, craisins, nuts, or go straight up oatmeal!

1. Preheat your oven to 350
2. Mix together butter, applesauce, brown sugar, honey, egg whites, and water.
3. Add in your dry ingredients, and then your oatmeal and chocolate chips.
4. Spoon onto cookie sheet (sprayed with Pam) and bake for 12 minutes.

Nutritional Info:
69.5 calories, 2.1 grams of fat (1.3 sat, .2 poly, .3 mono), 15.1 grams of carbs, 1.4 grams of fiber, 4.3 grams of sugar, and 1.1 grams of protein.
pretty dang good for a cookie if you ask me!


Benita said...

Those look so good!! i am going to have to make that this weekend... hopefully i can follow the recipe. you know me :)

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