Clean Eating Cookie Recipe

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by TaylorR

I have a HUGE sweet tooth and I need it filled from time to time. This weekend I had a few couples over for a dinner party which meant A. I wanted an amazing healthy dinner and B. I needed a good dessert.

My friends have come to expect a healthy full course meal when they are here for dinner so I didn’t want to let them down! For an appetizer I did the easiest thing ever… just got a couple of whole wheat wraps, put a thin layer of tomato sauce, swiss cheese, a few slices of tomato and bell pepper… toasted it all up at 350 degrees and Voila… slice it up and there ya go!

For dinner I went with a pork tenderloin, sweet potato chips and broccoli (yum) and for dessert…

Here’s My Clean Eating Cookie Recipe

I can’t take 100% credit for the recipe, I found a basic outline at Cathe Nation and changed it so I thought it would be better,

Ok, Not My Cookies But This is What They Looked Like

Ok, Not My Cookies But This is What They Looked Like

after all I can never follow a recipe to a T… I always have to Talorize it!

What you need:

  • 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter (or hazelnut spread)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 T. water
  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal Quaker oatmeal (large flakes)
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips

What you do:

Mix all the wet ingredients in first… the first 5 ingredients above. Then incorporate the rest of the stuff in and mix until just blended (don’t mess up the oats). Oh yea, make sure you had the oven preheated at 350 degrees. Drop teaspoon mounds on a cookie sheet and bake for around 11-14 minutes.

These taste really good! If you need proof… they were all gone by the end of the night! Next time I make them I will make sure to take some pictures!

These oatmeal cookies are loaded with fiber, complex carbs, protein and healthy fats… A serving is 2 cookies! Each cookie has around 70 calories, 2 g of protein, 10 g of carbs. Not bad, sure beats eating a Tolls House Chocolate Chip!

Do you have a great healthy recipe? Give it up and share it with everyone… I am always looking for new ideas for my dinner parties!

Thumbnail image and a great no bake cookie recipe is at: Proceed With Caution

 

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz November 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I tried this recipe and it didn’t work for me…the cookies didn’t flatten out when cooking, and they are so dry they fall apart. Do you have any suggestions on how to make it work? I noticed the oats didn’t all get wet so I’m thinking there isn’t enough moisture? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

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TaylorR November 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Hey Liz, I didn’t have this problem… but my suggestion would be to add 1/2 tbsp of water and see how the batter turns out. If still looks too thick add another. Or I would like these would be great if you add a tbsp of milk or even coffee. Just a few ideas.

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Adrienne February 5, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Hey! I just made your cookies. Out of curiousity, how many did your recipe yield? By using your teaspoon measurement method, I ended up with 50 thumbprint-sized cookies. Is this accurate?

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TaylorR February 6, 2010 at 5:42 am

Great Adrienne… that’s about right. I make my cookies a little larger so I only eat one so I get about 30.

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Dunja April 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Made these cookies today and my kids and I loved them. I did a few things different though. For one I used walnut oil instead of canola, next time I will try coconut oil for a change. Second I halved the amount of oil and instead doubled the eggwhites to half a cup. Then I added 3 mini packs of Stevia and 1 Tbsp SuCaNat. I also added an additional Tbsp of mini chocolate chips. The reciepe turned out absolutely perfect and just the right amount of sweetness. My kids (3 and 6) loved it and asked for seconds. If the batter is too dry add some water, if too moist as in my case I added a few tsp of ww-flour. Also, if one wants flatter cookies then flatten them a bit before putting them in the oven.

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TaylorR April 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Wow Dunja, sounds great! I will have to try it out. I have tried coconut oil. It taste great!

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