This recipe comes from The 17 Day Diet book, and I wanted to share it because it’s something kids (and adults) that like oatmeal cookies will dig! Also known as Power Cookies, these treats have a hearty helping of protein, oats, whole wheat flour, natural sweeteners, & fruit. I’m sure that description made them sound less than a treat, but trust me…these are very tasty!!
The recipe says that if you divide the batter into 18 cookies, they will be 128 calores each & will have 1 serving of protein per cookie. I would suggest making them smaller if you’re making them for children. The finished 18 cookies are about the size of an adult’s palm.
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 T almond paste
- 1 T flaxseed oil (I used olive oil instead)
- 10 pkts Truvia
- 1/4 cup agave nectar (found in the sugar aisle)
- 1` lg egg
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup vanilla whey powder
- 2 cups oats (I used quick oats & it turned out fine)
- 1 cup dried cherries (you could substitite raisins)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat together applesauce, almond paste, flaxseed (or olive) oil, Truvia, & agave nectar. Beat in egg & vanilla. Mix well.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt, pepper, cinnamon, & whey powder. Beat thoroughly. Stir in oats, cherries, & almonds. Mix well.
- Drop batter by large tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Divide the dough so that you have 18 cookies. Flatten each cookie with your fingers or the back of a spoon. The batter will be pretty sticky.
- Bake 16-18 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven & cool. Store in airtight container.
I could see the possibilities with these. Adding some pumpkin & spices like nutmeg & cloves might make these a delicious fall treat too!