Fat-Free??! What am I thinking?!
In a time when coconut oil is slurped and butter is revered, why am I posting a fat-free cookie recipe?
Obviously, I have nothing against fat, as evidenced by this recipe and this recipe, but I do have a difficult time digesting copious amounts of it. It often leaves me feeling sated to a point of discomfort, which is NOT good for a girl who likes to eat. It basically comes down to one delicious lemon bar or six heavenly cookies…and sometimes, I just want more!
Though lacking in fat, these are NOT lacking in taste.
I bake these at 170 degrees (my oven’s lowest setting) to preserve the chewiness that would otherwise be absent if baked them at, say, 350. Though the baking time is extended by this lowered temperature, I assure you that these cookies are worth the wait!
- 1 c. oat groats, soaked overnight
- 15 soft dates
- 2 t. cinnamon
- ¼ t. allspice (can substitute with one more teaspoon of cinnamon if you prefer)
- ½ t. sea salt
- 2 t. vanilla
- ½ t. molasses
- 6 T. raisins
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
- Rinse and drain the oat groats.
- Process everything in a food processor until it resembles cookie dough (see picture below).
- Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (I got 18 cookies).
- Bake for 90 minutes.
**The negligible amount of fat is naturally occurring in the oat groats.
The dough should look something like this before you take it out of the processor…
….into the oven!…
C’mon, 69 calories per cookie and only two Weight Watchers points?
…(just so you know the nutrition facts aren’t based on a jellybean-sized cookie)…
Almost raw and totally scrumptious!
How do you feel when you eat a lot of fat?
I read so many blogs where fat is such a primary source of calories, and I often wonder if others experience similar trouble as me….