The recipe that no one liked…but me

Last night the sig other asked me to make cookies.  He said he wanted oatmeal raisin cookies, which is easy enough.  But then he said he wanted healthy cookies, so I went to the interwebs.

I found a recipe that looked great in the picture.  Thing was, I didn’t exactly have all the ingredients, so I did a little doctoring.

He thought they were gross but I actually really liked them.  Don’t get me wrong, they definitely taste healthy, but due to the high cinnamon and raisin content, they have enough flavor without the added sugar.

Since I gave such a rave review, i’m sure everyone will rush out to try them (yeah right!) but I figured i’d share them here, even if more for myself than others.

Here’s the recipe as I used it.

1 c  instant oats or old fashioned oats chopped in a food processor to half their size (that’s what I used)
¾ c  all purpose flour (it called for whole wheat but I was out)
1 ½ tsp  baking powder
1 ½ tsp  ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp  salt
2 tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp  vanilla extract
½ c unsweetened apple sauce (it called for agave which would definitely have made them sweeter)
1/3 c  raisins
  1. Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the apple sauce. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the raisins. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 325°F for 11-14 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

My guess is that it’s no surprise to you that these weren’t a true cookie.  Instead of the normal stick of butter, the only fat is 2 tbs coconut oil and an egg yolk.

I’d probably consider this more of a breakfast biscuit than a cookie and for me that worked.

Let me know if you give them a try and if you make any modifications.  I’m curious!

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