Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Gluten-free & Weight Watchers Friendly

Today, I modified this recipe to make it gluten free & Weight Watchers friendly.

Oatmeal Cookies
1 tablespoon oil
2-3 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia, vanilla
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (high fiber is better)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Add the oil to a glass measuring cup. Add 2 bananas to the cup. Either mash with a fork or use a stick blender. If the oil & bananas doesn't equal 1 level cup, add more banana chunks until it does.

Add the banana/oil mix & rest of the ingredients except oats, raisins & chips to a bowl & mix well. For flour, I used 1/4 cup sorghum flour, 1/4 cup potato starch flour, 1/4 cup brown rice flour & 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour; I would have used buckwheat, but I'm out! I should have added 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum, but I forgot.

I split this into 3 small bowls, added raisins to one, chips to another and left the 3rd bowl plain.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. I made 43 cookies.

Bake 10-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Each cookie is only 1 Weight Watchers point!

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