65 Calorie Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe are really getting the April showers down in the South. I had about an hour window to walk the dog, but as soon as I walked into the apartment, the rain started pouring again. It’s been raining since yesterday afternoon. I normally don’t mind rainy days, but I can’t get enough of the outdoors this time of year.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI decided to do some baking since I couldn’t go outside. I could have gone to the mall, but I’m trying to stop buying things for no reason. I’ve been doing really well lately when it comes to compulsive shopping. I’m pretty darn proud of myself. So instead of shopping our being out in the rain, I decided to do some healthy baking.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve been on an oatmeal and cookie kick lately and ironically the two go perfect together! My runs have been better now that i’ve upped my carb intake. You do need carbs for energy when you run, and I have been focusing on protein protein protein! And it’s good to focus on protein but it’s better to focus on that balance. I need as much energy as I can get because this is the hilliest place I’ve ever ran.ย 

These cookies are perfect for pre and post workouts! They are also great for breakfast, to go snacks, and dessert! I have been murdering the batch. They’re hard to put down. My willpower has stunk lately. At least it’s healthy food ๐Ÿ˜‰

PicMonkey CollageIngredients: *1 2/3 Cup Almond Flour (Not Packed), *2 1/4 Whole Grain Oats (Use gluten free oats if you want to make these gluten free), *1 Teaspoon Baking Soda, *4 Packets Stevia, *3 Large Eggs, *1 Tablespoon Cinnamon, *1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla, *1/2 Cup Maple Syrup, *3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, *1 Cup Raisins.

-Mix the almond flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and stevia together.
-In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, vanilla, and syrup.
-Mix together the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA-Stir in the raisins.
-Put batter in the refrigerator to chill while the oven heats.ย OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADrop the cookies onto the sheet. (about 2 tablespoon sized) Donโ€™t be afraid to get those fingers sticky! Place them on theย GREASEDย baking sheet and press down into a cookie form with your fingers.

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Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Take the cookies out when they are slightly soft. They’ll continue to cook while they cool. Don’t overcook them or they’ll be hard.

PicMonkey CollageRecipe Makes 31 cookies.
Nutriton Per Cookie: 65 Calories, 8 g Carbs, 3 g Fat, 2 g Protein, 1 g Fiber, 3 g Sugar

Comments

  • Elric

    You’ve captured this pelftcery. Thanks for taking the time!

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  • Jessica

    I just made those cookies and they are delicious!
    I added semi-sweet dark chocolate chips instead of the raisins and I I sprinkled with coconut flake! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Perfect late night study snack!

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  • Josefine {The Smoothie Lover}

    I just made these cookies and they are absolutely amazing! I added in sugar free dark chocolate instead of the raisins – wonderful.
    Thank you so much for the recipe

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  • Jennifer

    Hi there, quick question what type of oats did you use? Steel cut, quick cooking, old fashion? I cannot wait to make these!

    love your blog, have been following you for ages!

    Reply to Jennifer
  • Ashley

    Made these tonight. They’re delicious however mine did not come out to 65 calories, they were 111 per cookie. I’m thinking you must use lower calorie syrup and oats?

    Reply to Ashley
    • Anonymouse

      I suspect someone is miscalculating here…not sure if it is you or Taralynn, but I run into this exact problem all the time with recipes I find online. So, I always do my own calculations…tedious but worthwhile. This is the correct way to add up nutrition info for a recipe:
      1) Determine nutrition info for each ingredient. Example: Your flour is 100 calories per 1/4 cup (according to the nutrition label on the bag). You need 2 cups, so that means you are using 800 calories worth of flour. Your 3 eggs are 210 calories total. Your raisins are 434 calories per cup. You need to do this for every individual ingredient and make sure you are using the calorie info for the amount you are actually using – NOT the calorie info for the standard serving size on the nutrition label!
      2) Make a “total recipe nutrition” sheet. If you only used the ingredients above, your “calories per recipe” would be 1,444.
      3) Divide the calories per recipe by the number of servings – for example, the number of cookies you get. If your total calories-per-recipe = 1,444 and you got 31 cookies from the dough, you would have 46.6 calories per cookie.
      4) Use the same process for adding up fat grams, carbs, fiber, etc.
      5) Google ‘nutrition label maker’ and create your own Nutrition Facts label for your recipe! You could do a “calories per whole recipe” label for future reference (helpful if you want to make bigger/smaller cookies next time) as well as a “calories per cookie” label. It only takes a couple of minutes and it will save you so much work the next time that you make a recipe!

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      • Ashley

        Thanks for your reply! I agree, I think a lot of the time nutrition varies based on brand of ingredients used. I had entered all information into myfitnesspal and calculated based on the ingredients I had used.

        Unfortunately the calories were higher than noted here. Mine did come to 111 calories per cookie (batch made 29 cookies). They were also REALLY small cookies, however – still delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Gloria Boles

    Could you please make an option to ‘PRINT’ the recipe ? thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jules

    I totally love Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! I often add some rum aroma, which makes them even better ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Heather

    These look great! In your recipes when you write Maple Syrup, are you using sugar free maple syrup or regular maple syrup?

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  • Natasha

    Hi Tara! I love the recipe and can’t wait to try it. My boyfriend is a HUGE oatmeal raisin fan. I wrote a new blog post about coconut oil and I think you’ll like it. (A couple posts ago, I mentioned my love for your blog and the big hearty salads!)I hope you like it. : )

    http://underthesticks.weebly.com/1/post/2014/04/coconut-oil-benefits.html

    xo Natasha

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  • Mia

    Do you buy almond flour or do you make your own by grinding almonds in a food processor?

    Reply to Mia

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