Some might call these Oatmeal Cookies.
Yup – I’m finally posting the recipe for these lovelies I mentioned last week.
These Granola Cookies aren’t as sweet as yer mamma’s cookie, and the goji berries makes me think of granola rather than oatmeal.
You can call them whatever you want. At under under 100 calories, I call them awesome.
These chewy cookies have a hint of molasses-y sweetness from the brown sugar. Walnuts add a great crunch, and I loved the punch of cinnamon. The whole wheat flour and oatmeal make them more filling than a “typical” cookie.
If you use the flax egg and Earth balance, these make a terrific vegan treat. Plus, you can eat the batter without fear of Salmonella (as if that’s ever stopped me before…).
These cookies are great crumbled atop Greek yogurt for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or dipped in milk for dessert. They also freeze really well!
Chewy Granola Cookies
- 1/4 C (1/2 stick) butter or Earth Balance, softened
- 1/4 C unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 C light brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 C xylitol (or other sugar-substitute)
- 1 flax egg (1 T ground flax + 3 T water), or 1 regular egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 C all-purpose flour
- 1/2 C whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 C rolled oats
- 1/4 C goji berries (or raisins)
- 1/2 C walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, applesauce, sugars, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, goji berries and walnuts.
Scoop cookies onto parchment-lined baking sheet leaving ~2 inches between. Bake them for 10-12 mins, until golden. Let sit on baking sheet for ~5 mins before transferring to a rack to cool.
Makes 24 cookies.
Approximate nutrition: 74 calories, 2.6g fat, 12.2g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 3.1g sugar, 1.3g protein.
It’s another week of travel – very conducive to rockin’ out some Body Rock.
Do you like super-sweet desserts or something more savory?
What is your favorite kind of cookie?