Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coconut CranOat Cookies

Crash your cravings and increase your satiety with this oatmeal-cranberry infused cookie recipe! Made with the simplest of ingredients, most of which you may already have on hand, these cookies are a great way to incorporate fiber and antioxidants into your diet.

1/2 cup liquid egg white
1 t. vanilla extract
1/4 cup natural applesauce
1 t. baking soda
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup cranberries
Coconut oil (to coat cookie tray)

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Mix liquid egg white, vanilla extract, and natural applesauce in bowl. Stir in peanut butter, coconut flour, oatmeal, and cranberries. Coat cookie tray with coconut oil. Roll dough into cookie-size ball. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. Yields 12 cookies.

Research indicates that cranberries had the most antioxidant activity, the strongest effect on inhibiting human cancer cells, and the most powerful phytochemicals. The oatmeal, a traditional favorite of many fitness enthusiasts, is filled with cholesterol lowering fiber that also keeps you feeling full. The flavor and benefits of these cookies make them the perfect clean treat to enjoy year round!

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