Lite Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

18 Aug

I love to bake, but I typically will “health-ify” a dessert recipe to make it more of a snack for Mike to take to work. I look for recipes that use yogurt or bananas instead of oil or butter or I will substitute applesauce for oil and always reduce the sugar.

These cookies turned out a lot more fluffy than I expected, but they are easy to make, low sugar, high in protein and all around a pretty healthy snack. Enjoy!

Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • optional: 1 tsp cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • optional: 1/3-1/2 c chocolate chips or coconut flakes

Preparation:

  1. Combine dry ingredients
  2. Combine moist ingredients
  3. Mix dry and moist ingredients together.
  4. Cool in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. Drop teaspoons of batter on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or baking sheet for cookies.
  6. Flatten with a fork if you like.
  7. Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes – edges will be slightly browned

Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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