1/24/12

Maple & Oats Cookie Chews (Flourless)



This "cookie" is not very cookie-like, but I really love them.  They're more like a "chewie" and are so good for you, with no processed sugars, flour, or artificial sweeteners.

This is not Grandma's big, soft oatmeal cookie. Not at all. These are chewy and not real sweet, but have just enough natural sweetness to make you smile. The smile part is because it satisfies the sweet tooth and the waist line!

I like to eat a couple of these about an hour before I workout.

I try not to eat junk filled cookies. But I'm human and I crave them. That's why I make a cookie like this one. Why work so hard to feel good and then fill my body with junk?

If you missed your bowl of oatmeal this morning, grab a few of these instead! The cinnamon and maple mixed with the chewy texture of oats is a wonderful addition to any healthy treat choice.
66 calories per cookie (using a large cookie scoop. 33 calories with a small)




Maple and Oats Cookie Flats
Yield: 17 cookies
1 c. oat flour (grind instant oats in a processor until powdery)
1-1/2 c. instant or rolled oats
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. pure maple syrup
2 t. pure vanilla extract
1/2 t. cinnamon (plus dash more)
1/2 t. nutmeg
dash of salt (optional)

*If you want a sweeter cookie but still don't want to add a bunch of sugar, throw in a handful of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.

1. Mix together the oat flour, whole oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium sized bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together the applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Using a large cookie scoop, portion out the batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a spoon (to desired flatness).  Sprinkle each cookie with a dash more of cinnamon.

3. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 12 minutes. This will produce a chewier version of the cookie. If you like a crispier cookie, leave them in a bit longer, though they never get real crispy. May be eaten slightly warm or cool on a wire rack. Store in room temperature in an air-tight container.




Hello to my new followers! So glad you're here. More healthy meals and treats coming soon!

7 comments:

Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

Tanya, I love this. What a great snack!

Danielle said...

Tanya, these look so good! I have been following you for a while now but this is my first time commenting. I love all of your healthy recipes. Sometimes it's hard to stay healty and not be boring. Your recipes are so creative! Thanks for all the great ideas. I'm definitly going to try these cookies. A few with my morning coffee would make a great breakfast : )

Danielle

Erika said...

I made these the day you posted them and I love them!! I love oatmeal in general and these sounded so healthy and delicious. I did use mini-chocolate chips to please the kids, and they were great, so moist and chewy, especially the next day after sitting. I am making more today (this time a double batch Ü) but I think I am going to use raisens instead of chocolate chips. I use fresh nutmeg always, and the strong flavor will go better with raisens for me. Thank you for such a great recipe. I want to always have some of these on hand now!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just found your blog through pinterest. I am so impressed with the creativity and joy here. I am an avid cookie monger. But over the last 2 years I have lost 207 pounds...yes, you read that right! I just made these cookies and they were so satisfying and wonderful. I added a quater cup of raisens, which made more cookies, but kept the calories at 60 per cookie.

Darla said...

Tonya,

I have been following this site for about a week now, and I love it! Your energy and honesty is inspiring, and your recipes are fantastic. I am officially hooked, thank you. I made the breakfast egg cups with turkey bacon, lots of veggies, and a small amount of moz. and parm. cheese-phenomenal. I also made the butterscotch balls, and they passed the kid test, my six-year old son Jason loves them and so do I! Thanks again, and I can't wait to try more recipes!

Nataliya said...

This recipe looks delicious, but I can't eat apples (or pears/melons/grapes etc). Can you think of anything to substitute for the apple sauce? I would love to make these!

Tanya said...

Coconut oil can also be used in place of the applesauce!