Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies Recipe
Wake Up. Eat a Cookie.Eating cookies for breakfast sounds like the kind of thing that your mother would scold you for (no matter how old you are!), but even she'd approve of these healthy morning treats. Perfect for on-the-go eating. Pssst... Don't miss the flavor variations below!
1/6th of recipe (1 cookie): 194 calories, 3.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 277mg sodium, 35g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 10g protein
Cook: 15 minutes
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tbsp. Truvia spoonable calorie-free sweetener (or another no-calorie granulated sweetener; see HG FYI)
1 tbsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. chia seeds
1/3 cup raisins, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Place 1 1/2 cups oats in a food processor. Add all remaining ingredients except chia seeds and raisins. Puree until uniform.
Gently fold in chia seeds, half of the chopped raisins, and remaining 1/2 cup oats.
Evenly distribute batter into 6 mounds on the baking sheet, about 1/3 cup each. Use the back of a spoon to lightly flatten into 4-inch circles.
Top with remaining chopped raisins, and lightly press into the batter.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cookie comes out clean, 10 - 12 minutes.
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
HG FYI: Truvia spoonable calorie-free sweetener is about twice as sweet as sugar. If using a no-calorie granulated sweetener that measures cup-for-cup like sugar instead of Truvia, double the amount called for in this recipe.
Fun Flavor Variations!Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies - Swap out the raisins for 1 cup of chopped freeze-dried apples: mix 1/2 cup into the batter, and press 1/2 cup into the cookies before baking. Each Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookie will have 183 calories and a SmartPoints® value of: 5 on Green Plan, 4 on Blue Plan, and 4 on Purple Plan.
Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies - Trade the raisins for 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips: half inside, and half on top. Each of these will have 212 calories and a SmartPoints® value of: 7 on Green Plan, 7 on Blue Plan, 7 on Purple Plan.
Nutty Breakfast Cookies - Replace those raisins with 1/4 cup of your favorite chopped nuts: almonds, walnuts, and pecans are all great! (You know the drill: Half the nuts gets mixed in, and half of 'em go on top.) Around 195 calories and a SmartPoints® value of: 5 on Green Plan, 4 on Blue Plan, and 4 on Purple Plan.
Cranberry Breakfast Cookies - Instead of raisins, use an equal amount of dried sweetened cranberries in the recipe. Chomp into a Cranberry Breakfast Cookie for 188 calories and a SmartPoints® value of: 5 on Green Plan, 5 on Blue Plan, and 5 on Purple Plan.
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