Very low-fat cookies + Banana Nut Bread

In the last weekend I made these 2 recipes that are healthy.  I was craving oatmeal cookies but not the fat.  So I tried this recipe of cookies :

Very Low Fat, Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
From RecipeZaar

44 cookies (I got 50)

In the description of the recipe it says “They are soft and yummy, but best eaten within a day of baking; because of their very low fat content, they don’t “age” well.”  But I kept them in an hermetic container 5 days in a cool place.  They were still yummy and didn’t age.  No cookies went to the garbage 🙂  They were so yummy.

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 cup sugar (next time I’ll use 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (next time I’ll use 1/2 cup cause too sweet)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats (I used 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats and 1 cup of quick-cooking oats)
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the raisins, water, egg whites, and molasses.  Stir until well mixed.
  2. Add the sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.  Stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, nonfat dry milk powder, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Mix well.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the raisin mixture.
  5. Stir in oats.
  6. On a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray, drop batter by teaspoonfuls.  Leave 2 inches between each cookie. They do spread a little bit.
  7. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light golden-brown.
  8. Remove cookies from oven when they are done.
  9. Place cookies on a wire rack to allow them to cool.  Enjoy without guilt!

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It’s a great bread without too many calories.  It’s an healthy snack for me.  I used only 1/2 cup of sugar and I found it too sweet so another time I may try with only 1/4 cup sugar.

Banana Nut Bread with Yogurt and Whole Wheat Flour
From RecipeZaar

16 servings

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sugar (I used 1/2 cup of sugar and I found it too sweet)
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons milk (I used skim)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and soda. Set aside.
  2. With electric mixer, beat sugar and yogurt. Add eggs, one at a time, and milk, beaintg until smooth after every new addition.
  3. Add flour mixture and banana alternately to creamed mixture. Fold in nuts.
  4. Turn batter into lightly greased 8x4x2-inch loaf. Bake for 60-65 minutes at 350degrees.
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