Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Applesauce

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Applesauce

(makes 36 cookies)

butter-flavored cooking spray
2 cups (312 g) rolled oats
1 1/2 cups (185 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
2/3 cup dark raisins
1 large egg or 1/4 cup (60 ml) liquid egg substitute
3 tablespoons (45 ml) canola oil
3/4 cup (180 ml) unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup (66 g) light brown sugar
1/3 cup (70 g) granulated sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180° C). Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss with raisins.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together egg, canola oil, applesauce, vanilla, and the sugars. Whisk to blend thoroughly.
  4. Fold egg-sugar mixture into flour-oat mixture, 1/3 at a time, mixing well. Drop by the tablespoonful onto prepared cookie sheet, about 2 (5 cm) apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Using a metal spatula, transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. When cool, store in an airtight container.

Per 1-cookie serving: 74 calories (20% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 2 g total fat (0.2 g saturated), 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 6 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium
Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch)