I came home from a 4th of July BBQ at my sister-in-law’s house last week and my neice, Brielle, was making oatmeal cookies and boy-oh-boy did they look DELICIOUS. She made them WITH sugar so I didn’t eat any at the party but when I got home, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I even started doing some computer work and STILL couldn’t stop thinking about them. Obsessive, yes, I know.
So you know what I did? You guessed it, I made my own. As I was mixing the ingredients I realized I had no raisins (so much fruit sugar in them to keep in the house) and I even ran out to my local Acme to pick some up. But I only added 1/4 c of the raisins in the recipe so for 12 cookies at 29 grams of fruit sugar total that’s just about 2 grams of sugar per cookie. Not bad. The batter is so good plain and because there’s no eggs in it you can even lick the bowl and beaters!
Favorite Chocolate Smoothie
1/2 c. King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 c. old fashioned oats
I stick butter (1/2 c) softened
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 c. Swerve granulated sugar
1/4 c. sugar-free dark chocolate baking chips (I used 365 Brand from Wholefoods)
1/4 c. raisins
1 tsp vanilla
Combine butter, applesauce, vanilla and Swerve together in a mixing bowl. Add flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Continue blending until dry ingredients are incorporated. Fold in the raisins and chocolate chips. Let sit for 15 minutes (this will soften the oats!) Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. These cookies are large hence the extra baking time.