Oatmeal CookiesThese oatmeal cookies are a better alternative to the conventional kind since they’re not only lower in fat and sugar, but are cholesterol-free.

Makes 12 4 inch cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup rice milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup barley flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • vegetable oil spray

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix rice milk, syrup, vinegar and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add rice milk mixture along with raisins and walnuts. Mix completely.
  4. Lightly coat a cookie sheet with vegetable oil spray. Drop tablespoons of dough onto the sheet and flatten dough slightly with the back of the spoon.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.

Nutritional Analysis:

Per cookie:

Calories: 148
Fat: 3.9 g
Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
Calories from Fat: 23.7%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 3.3 g
Carbohydrates: 26.2 g
Sugar: 9.7 g
Fiber: 2.6 g
Sodium: 121 mg
Calcium: 55 mg
Iron: 1.1 mg
Vitamin C: 0.3 mg
Beta-Carotene: 1 mcg
Vitamin E: 0.2 mg
 
Recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D. from Foods That Fight Pain by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.