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recipe | cinnamon-walnut oatmeal cookies

So, I spent a couple hours going to the grocery store and the health food store to get ingredients for two different recipes.  Of course! When I get home, I am missing an ingredient for each of the recipes that I intended to make. That is standard for me!  So, I switched gears and picked a recipe that I had all the ingredients for, or so I thought….and I started.  I didn’t have WW pastry flour but did have WW flour and they turned out just fine.  BTW, I used dark brown sugar so mine are a little darker than the original recipe.  **Tip: don’t tell the husband or kids that there are prunes in these cookies!**

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (I used ww flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350.  Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

Put prunes, walnuts and sugar into food processor and pulse until finely chopped.  In a large bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla, baking soda, applesauce and oil.  Stir in prune mixture then add oats, flour, cinnamon and salt and stir until just combined.

Drop dough by the spoonful onto prepared baking sheets.  Moisten your fingertips with a bit of water then gently press down each cookie to make a round shape.  (They way they go in will be the way they come out of the oven.)  Bake until cooked through and deep golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.  Transfer to wire racks and set aside to let cool.  (I prefer baking for 15-17 minutes – makes them chewy.)

Nutrition facts (per cookie = approx 1 oz)

90 calories (35 from fat) * 4 g total fat * 0 g saturated fat * 5 mg cholesteral * 10 mg sodium * 11 g total carbohydrate  (1 g dietary fiber, 5 g sugar), 2g protein

Recipe found at WholeFoodsMarket.com

Check back tomorrow for a fantastic recipe with NO sugar, NO flour, totally PALEO and a great referral to one of my close personal friend’s mommy blogs that is inspiring…..

Nikki - Yumm! I can’t wait to try these!! 🙂

Julie - These are SO good, SO easy, SO quick, SO healthy, SO chewy, SO WONDERFUL…my kinda cookie! Thanks for a great recipe.

tori - Thanks!!!! I’m so glad you liked!!!

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