(for Friday, July 17)
- A loaf of whole wheat bread
- Whole wheat pizza crust (enough for 6 personal pan pizzas)
- Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
My intent for making these cookies was so that I would have a healthy-all natural treat to have in place of expensive granola bars. As my faithful seven would know, I refuse to buy organic bread. I can just make it myself. Well, I decided that I am not going to buy granola bars any more. These are just as filling. And I get 30 of them for the price of a box of organic granola bars!
For the original recipe visit Spark Recipes. The original recipe is called Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. Mine were definitely not vegan. I added an egg. And instead of vegan chocolate chips I used raisins. I added a 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts, and I substituted the oil for apple sauce.
I really like them. They have kind of a cake-cookie texture. And, they're only 125 calories each. Oh, and they're really filling. I had one and a cup of coffee for breakfast this morning. It held me over until noon.
A little Italiano :P
Did you know I am a quarter Italian? My grandma was full blooded. Any how, I made pizzas yesterday for dinner.
I got the recipe from Anna Maria's Open Kitchen website. Of course I substituted half whole wheat flour. Oh and I used the dough setting on my bread machine. Worked like a charm. I'll be doing it again.
You get three medium pizza's worth, or six personal size pizzas with this recipe. I partially bake my personal size pizzas for 3 minutes first, then I freeze the extra pizzas for a fast dinner later!