So after dinner, I really wanted to have something sweet, but didn’t have much in the house to satisfy that, so I went online and googled “healthy cookies”. Is there such a thing? I read a lot of recipes, and came upon one that I thought looked really good. I came across an article for Health magazine that had celebrities favorite recipes. These cookies are actress Susan Sarandon’s favorite. I read the ingredient list, I had all the fixins, plus it posted the nutritional value, so I immediately wrote down the recipe and got to work.
1 cup oat flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats(which I pulsed in my Magic Bullet to resemble flour)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup soy or skim milk (I used skim milk)
1/2 ripe banana, mashed
2 TB. chocolate chips
2 TB. ground flax seed (I added that to the recipe!)
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and mix with a spoon or spatula. The recipe said it made 16 cookies, so I actually weighed the whole batter in grams and then divided it by 16. Each cookie dough piece is 36 grams uncooked. Bake for 10 minutes at 375. They will be browned on top and look kind of fluffy
I highly recommend not substituting regular sugar for the raw sugar. You can buy it in the store right next the the regular sugar, and I want to say this bag was only a couple of dollars. The grains are huge compared to regular granulated sugar, and it gives it a crunchier texture to the outside.
My son is modeling how the raw sugar crystals look. Very tasty!
These are what they looked like after baking! They had a great flavor. The banana gave it a really subtle flavor. I think this is the first cookie I have ever made with banana in it. And unfortunately, I did not have chocolate chips…..so I dabbed a little Nutella on top instead!
Each cookie is 138 calories, 8 grams of fat and 1 gram of fiber
The good thing about these cookies, is it would be hard to overdose on them and eat the whole batch. They are pretty rich, so I just had one, with a cup of tea, and that’s all I needed!
The other thing I was going to mention is don’t get freaked out by the 1/3 cup of canola oil. Canola oil is mostly monounsaturated fat, (the good kind of fat) and has only 1 gram of saturated fat per 2 TB. serving, so its a healthy oil to have instead of making cookies with butter or margarine
I hope you get a chance to make these, I wish I had made a double batch!