Paula, Holly and Tina are 3 nurses from Baltimore who were so busy taking care of everyone else that they forgot to take care of themselves. With Dr. Oz's help, they discovered how to automate their meals and created this recipe to satisfy a sweet tooth without heaping on the calories.
- 2 tbsp margarine
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries or blueberries
- 1/4 cup lightly toasted nuts of choice
- 2 oz dark chocolate in chunks or chips
- 1 egg white
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375 ° F.
Combine butter, oil and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high speed until mixture is light and fluffy, for about 2 minutes. Add applesauce, egg white and vanilla. Mix to combine. Add flour, oatmeal, salt and cinnamon; mix until combined. Add fruit and nuts. Mix to combine.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Using 1 tablespoon of cookie dough at a time, roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on sheet. Press down to flatten slightly. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly brown but still soft. Remove from oven and cool on racks.