Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

I found this recipe a year ago on All Recipes but have since then changed it enough that I wouldn't even call it the same recipe, lol. It's not a crispy cookie so if you don't like cake-like cookies then this is not the recipe for you. One of the things I added to this recipe is the Kashi cereal, I love this cereal and figured this would help make it a healthy cookie. This is a big recipe but I find it's great to freeze and take them out as needed.

Oatmeal Cookies with Kashi

1 stick Margarine
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk, add 1 tsp vinegar and let it sit for a minute
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 cup kashi cereal (I use puffed kashi cereal)

Beat together the margarine, applesauce, eggs and sugar. Stir in milk and vanilla. In a seperate bowl combine the flour, bkg soda, bkg powder, salt & cinnamon. Stir this into the creamed mixture. Finally stir in the oats, chocolate & kashi cereal.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
This makes about 6 1/2 dozen cookies that are only 67 calories each! You could add more chocolate chips to the cookies but of course your calorie count would be a little higher. I like to add just enough to give you a taste of chocolate.

ETA: If you want to ruin plain oatmeal cookies forever for your tastebuds, try dipping your oatmeal cookies in whipped nutriwhip or whipping cream! Mmmmmmm, oatmeal cookies have never tasted better!

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