Applesauce-Raisin Cookies

By Jeanette Terry

Applesauce is a great replacement for some of the more unhealthy ingredients in many cookie recipes. These cookies are delicious and they give you a nutritious boost in your day.

Applesauce-Raisin Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil

  • 1/4 c sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce

  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour

  • 1/2 c unbleached flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp cloves

  • 1/2 c rolled oats

  • 1/2 c raisins - dark or golden

Directions
  1. Cream the oil and sugar together. Add the egg and beat until light. Blend the vanilla and applesauce. Stir the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, oats, and raisins into the creamed mixture. Blend well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly oiled baking sheets. Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes, cool on a wire rack.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
24
Per serving
Calories 56
Carbohydrates 10 g
Protein 1 g
Fat 2 g
Sodium 47 mg
Exchanges
1/2 Fruit
1/2 Fat

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11 replies

moms2kids
moms2kids 2016-01-30 16:15:41 -0600 Report

applesauce is used to replace the butter or solid fats in baking. I will probably use stevia Splenda to replace the sugar.

LadyMonty
LadyMonty 2015-03-25 20:40:28 -0500 Report

Could one use almond flour instead of the unbleached flour, and egg substitute for the actual egg, and keep the brown sugar but use stevia instead of white?
Anyone done that, and did it turn out well?

TrentonDiabetic
TrentonDiabetic 2014-07-17 19:49:44 -0500 Report

Not sure why this is considered diabetic friendly when it includes white sugar… Also, applesauce may be a fat-free substitute, but it is very high in sugar (fructose), and without the fiber from the apple peel, it is not being offset by fiber or protein as needed for diabetics to be able to eat it. Also, raisins are sugar-dense items that diabetics need to avoid. Not sure at all why this recipe is considered diabetic-friendly. P.S. What exactly are the "unhealthy ingredients" that the applesauce is meant to be replacing?

RedRockster
RedRockster 2013-08-16 17:28:48 -0500 Report

Well, they don't turn out like the picture, much darker because of the cinnamon & applesauce, and they done spread out into a nice flat round cookie either. They are OK, for a diabetic cookie, but don't expect the homemade oatmeal raisin cookie you are used to.
Update: These cookies do grow on you, and do make a nice light snack. I added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to mine.

gwinnyb
gwinnyb 2013-02-13 15:10:18 -0600 Report

like it a lot! I know that "sugar" is not the enemy as even vegs convert to simple sugars when they are broken down. the key is getting flavor and nutritional value for your carb buck. like the low carb value, I might add whey protein to flour to boost protein content as I often do.

Degibu
Degibu 2013-02-07 12:24:18 -0600 Report

How about AT LEAST changing the ingredient "sugar" to "Splenda" since thie IS a DIABETIC WEB SITE!!!!!???????