Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – A Healthier Version

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (or substitute with honey)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (or substitute with coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins, apricots, cranberries or whatever you like!
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed – optional (you can use this instead of the egg)
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with coconut oil
2. Mix together sugar, applesauce, egg white, oil and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in the dried fruit of your choice. In a medium bowl, combine oats, cake flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Place 1/2 cup ground flaxseed in 3 tablespoons of boiling water. Then combine with the dough.
3. Place the dough on the cooking sheet (1 spoonful and an inch and a half apart) and bake for about 15 minutes

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