Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Oatmeal Cookies - Sugar and Fat Free

1st attempt
2nd attempt
This is an adaptation of a recipe I found on Don Colbert's Facebook page and it appealed to me because I'm always looking for a 'good' snack around 3 o'clock in the afternoon.  It was so fast and easy to prepare and was done in under an hour. The difference between the 1st and 2nd attempts was the first batch was baked almost immediately after mixing the ingredients together. The second batch was set aside for 30 minutes in the refrigerator so that the oats absorbed the moisture from the wet ingredients. The first batch was a little dry whereas the second batch made for a much more moist cookie that reminded me of banana fritters.

Ingredients: (makes approx. 15 cookies)

2 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 (4 oz.) tub apple sauce with cinnamon
1/4 cup milk or coconut milk
1/2 cup golden raisins and/or dried cranberries
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon powder

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and set aside for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Cool on a wire rack.