Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oatmeal cookies

1/3 c butter
1/2 c applesauce
1/3 c honey or low sugar maple syrup
1/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
2 t vanilla

Beat in electric mixer bowl until all ingredients are blended and the color is light and creamy.

Sift together the following:
2 c rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 c 50/50 flour (half whole wheat and half all purpose)
1/3 c wheat germ
1/2 c flax seeds
1 t baking powder
2 t cinnamon

Add this dry to the wet mix in the mixer bowl, mix until blended. Fold in the following:

1 c raw sunflower seeds
1 c crasins (sweetened cranberries)

Scoop up tablespoons and press into rounds on parchment lined pan, bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

These have a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, comples carbs and are a great snack to satiate hunger without filling up on empty calories.

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