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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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  • cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour, preferably whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat-white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Chef notes

These delicious homemade oatmeal raisin cookies are only 50 calories each! You can use any flour you prefer, but whole wheat pastry flour and whole wheat-white flour are variations of whole grain that are softer and work well in baked goods. If you decide to add in the optional chocolate chips, add about 10 calories per cookie.

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D



Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a medium bowl, add oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix thoroughly.


In another bowl, combine applesauce, egg whites, maple syrup and vanilla extract.


Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until everything is incorporated. Fold in raisins. If using optional chocolate chips, add them to batter.


Use about 1 tablespoon of batter per cookie and drop onto baking sheet. Press down lightly with fingers to slightly flatten cookies. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes; then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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