Honey Raisin Bars
This recipe makes crisp cookies. If you like chewier cookies or need to cut the fat in your diet, you can substitute applesauce, plums, prunes, or mashed banana for the sunflower oil.
- ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cup quick-cooking oatmeal
- 1 egg white, slightly beaten
- 2½ tablespoons sunflower oil
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup skim milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup golden raisins
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Sift the flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon together into a bowl; stir in the oatmeal.
In another bowl, mix the slightly beaten egg white with the oil, honey, milk, vanilla, and raisins. Add the flour mixture to liquid ingredients.
Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheets treated with nonstick spray. Bake 12–15 minutes. (Longer baking time will result in crispier cookies.) Cool on a baking rack.
For cookie bars, spread the mixture in an even layer on a piece of parchment paper placed on the cookie sheet; bake 15–18 minutes. Cool slightly, then use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to slice into 18 equal pieces (6 cuts downward, 3 across).
Calories: 70 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 40mg | Fiber: <1g
12–15 Gram Perfection
Any tasty, cookie-like snack that only “costs” you about 12g of carb is a sure thing, be it for snack time at school, at home, or on the run. It's also the perfect amount to treat a low blood sugar.