Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Raisin Oatmeal Cookie

I've been on kind of a kick lately with healthy eating and have been trying to find some good options for sweets for my family that contain fewer calories, and less sugar than the usual. I heard about a website from a friend called hungrygirl.com, in which they take a typical restaurant type foods and re-make them to a low-cal version.

This afternoon I tried the Raisin Oatmeal Cookie and I think they are pretty good. They have a nice cookie texture and are plenty sweet enough for me. The true test will be if my kids think they are just as tasty.

Note: I did make a few modifications to the recipe. I used craisins instead of raisins (just what I had on hand). I doubled the recipe to get 12 cookies (it actually ended up making 14). I used 1 packet of stevia sweetener in place of the splenda. And I used real butter, and 1 egg, instead of the butter substitute and egg beaters. This probably does up the calories a bit, but still, better than some alternatives.

Check out the website for tons of great recipe makeovers!

1 comment:

Aly sun said...

Great idea. I love the idea of stevia too. Thanks for sharing. I've gone completely off refined sugar, so I am looking for recipes that fool me into thinking I am not missing out on life.