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Day 352: Yummy Cookies

Ok we all know that cookies are yummy right?  and if its yummy then its very bad for you right?

WRONG

I have spent my morning making some very yummy cookies that are actually not too bad considering that they are what they are.  So today I am going to share a recipe with you! This recipe can be found in an amazing book called The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook by Tosca Reno. I did alter it a little to lighten the calorie load.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Fruit and Nut Cookies

1 cup brown sugar (I used brown splenda so you use only

1/2  cup of this)

1/2 cup of Olivina or light oil

6 egg whites

1/2 cup of finely chopped figs

1/2 cup of dried cranberries

2tsp of vanilla

2 cups of all purpose flour (I used one cup here)

1 cup of whole wheat flour (I used 2 cups here)

1 cup of bran flakes

4 tbsp of ground flax seed

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp ground cinnimon

1/2tsp all spice

1/2 cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Combine the sugar, Olivina and eggs in a bowl. Stir in vanilla, figs and cranberrys

In another bowl mix all the other ingrediants.

Add the dry and wet together and blend.

Drop 1 tbsp per cookie onto the tray lined with parchment paper (or use a silicone mat) and bake for 12 minutes.

Should make about 30 cookies.

Recipe book says the following for nutricinal values(but they say it will make 24 cookies not 30:

Calories: 154   Calories from fat:56 Protien:2g  Carbs: 22g  Dietary fibre: 1g  Sugar 12g  Fat 6g  Sodium 26g

Im thinking out loud here so bear with me!  This recipe says it makes 24 cookies at 154 cal each. So the total batch equals a whopping 3696 calories.  I made 30 cookies so that would make them 122 calories each.

384 calories are in a 1/2 cup of Splenda Brown Sugar blend instead of 830 in a cup of normal brown sugar which is a big differance of 446 calories saved!

So I figure that if you used my recipe you’d be looking at 30 cookies again.  The brown   3696 for 24 normal cookies or 30 cookies at  122 cal each

The normal recipe gives you 34.5 calories from brown sugar. If you switch to Splenda you have 12.8 calories per cookie

Basically you are looking at 100 calories per cookie!

YUMMY

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