Cookies · Desserts

Healthier Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I’ve been craving oatmeal raisin cookies lately and decided to try to make them somewhat healthier.  These turned out pretty good!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp light butter, room temperature (I use brummel & brown yogurt spread)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • large egg
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup  whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • scant 2 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

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Preheat oven to 350.  In a stand mixer or with a hand-held mixer, mix softened butter and sugar until combined.

Add in egg, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla and mixed until combined.

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Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.IMG_2938

 

With mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet.IMG_2939

 

Next add in the 2 cups oats and mix just until combined.IMG_2940

Mix in 1/2 raisins.  You can do this with the mixer or with a spatula or wooden spoon. 

Make sure everything is combined well and scraped off the bottom of the bowl.IMG_2945

 

Drop by heaping tablespoonful onto cookie sheets lined with parchment or silicone mats.  I used the pampered chef medium cookie scoop for mine.IMG_2946

 

Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes at 350.  Allow to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

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Made 22 cookies.

Nutritional facts for 1 cookie: 87 cal, 1.6 g fat, 16.9 carbs, 7 g sugar, 1.7 g fiber, 71.6 g sodium, 2 g protein.

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