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Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/2/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Last night I got the 'baking bug' (having been away from my bakery for over three weeks!) and looked for some recipes that would be 'healthy' for my daughter who is nursing a new baby. I put together something that was pretty tasty and doesn't look too evil. Are there any nutrition experts out there who can let me know if these are ok?

Grind 2 cups of oatmeal to oat flour in the blender - pour out on to a sheet of wax paper
Chop 1/4 c almonds in blender, add to oat mixture. Add 2 TBS. Sesame seeds, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Add 1 tsp. soda and 1/2 tsp. baking powder to other dry ingredients.

In blender smoosh 5 brown overripe bananas, (frozen then thawed seem to work best)
Cream together 1/2 c. sugar, 1/3 c. butter in a bowl by hand (exercise!!! tongue )
Add 1 egg and mix until creamed together

Dump in dry ingredients, mix a bit then add on cup of plain oatmeal.

Drop by teaspoonfuls, PAM on cookie sheet or parchment paper, 350ยบ oven, 12 to 15 minutes.

This recipe makes four dozen cookies. They are soft and taste like banana bread. I know that oatmeal is one of the only 'good for you' carbs we need for lowering cholesterol and such and hoped these might be a healthy alternative to 'real' cookies. What do you think?
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 11/8/2007 5:46:13 PM (GMT-7)


gelchick
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   Posted 11/4/2007 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie
 
I ran your recipe through the nutrition calculator at NutritionData.com - here's the breakdown:
 
per cookie:
calories:38
total fat:2 grm/1gr sat
cholesterol:8mg
Sodium:91mg
Total carb:5 gr
Dietary fiber:1 gr
Sugars:1 gr
Protein 1 gr
 
They don't sound too damaging to me  yeah sandy
I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/4/2007 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks Sandy! She loved them and I had a few. Not too bad.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


shekkie
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   Posted 11/6/2007 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
steel cut oats or instant oatmeal?

gelchick
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   Posted 11/6/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

I keyed in long cooking rolled oats. Instant oatmeal is too processed and has a very high glycemic index. Steel cut oats are not generally used for baking.

sandy


I just want to live happily ever after-every now and then. Jimmy Buffett


girl81
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   Posted 11/8/2007 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
4 egg whites
8 tbsp granular Splenda


1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp lemon grind
How To Prepare: Beat the egg whites until stiff. Add the rest of the ingredients. Place by spoonful on a greased cookie sheet. Cook in a preheated oven until light golden. Do not open the oven to check on them - you must have an oven light for these. Also, they do not keep. They should be eaten immediately after baking.
Number of Servings: 16 large meringues

Marburg
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   Posted 11/8/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Both the cookies and the meringues sound great!

Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/8/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
The cookies were made with quick oats that was ground in the blender to make oat flour. Not perfect, I know, but probably the best of the grains we can consume. They have to be stored on a plate with a towel over them or in a sealed container in the fridge. The high moisture content makes them candidates for mold. We also discovered that they help with irregularity. tongue
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
~Please remember that 50% of all doctors graduated in the bottom half of their class! Yours may be one of them...
"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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