Healthy Omega 3 Cookies

It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to shed a few of those winter pounds… I’ve written about my weight loss story here (part A & part B) and even though I am a foodie- I try to make my recipes as healthy as possible without sacrificing any flavor :)

These delicious Healthy Omega 3 Cookies that I’m sharing with you today are a fabulous example…Healthy Omega 3 Cookies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Healthy Omega 3 Cookies

Healthy Omega 3 Cookies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

* I adapted this recipe from my cute friend, Cassie… she’s just the sweetest thing ever!

I hope you enjoy these Healthy Omega 3 Cookies they taste amazing and I just LOVE dark chocolate with cranberries… YUM!

7 C whole rolled oats
2 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp sea salt
2 C applesauce
1/4 C melted butter
2 C light brown sugar or 1 C agave (or half and half)
2 tsp vanilla
4 large eggs or 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites (to reduce fat/cholesterol)
2 C (8oz) dark chocolate, chopped
2 C dried cranberries (1/2 the amount dried cherries are good also)
1 C chopped walnuts
2 C sliced almonds
1/4 C milled flax seed

 

Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Coat half sheet pan with cooking spray; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl combine applesauce, melted butter, sugar or agave, eggs and vanilla; mix to combine.
Add flour, baking soda, and sea salt; mix until 80% incorporated.
Add oats in three small batches mixing between batches.
Do not over mix.
Add chocolate, cranberries, and nuts; stir to incorporate.
Drop cookies onto prepared pan by the tablespoon or use a large cookie scoop.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 min or until edges are crispy and lightly browned.
Store in airtight container.
Dough can be frozen for two months or last one week in the fridge.
Baked cookies freeze well for up to 2 months.
Makes approx 70 cookies.
* if using only agave, add an additional 1/2 C whole wheat flour
*Stevia can also replace the brown sugar in equal parts if desired

While we’re thinking about Healthy Delicious recipes here are a couple more for you to enjoy…

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar by whatscookingwithruthie.comStarbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars

Skinny Pumpkin Bars by whatscookingwithruthie.comSkinny Pumpkin Bars

Browned Butter Banana Bread Brownies by whatscookingwithruthie.comBrowned Butter Banana Bread Brownies

 I shared this recipe over at the 36th AVENUE last week… have you been to see Desiree and her adorable site?  She’s just about the cutest little thing you’ve ever seen- jump over and visit with her!

Have a totally awesome Tuesday and Happy Cooking!  Come back tomorrow for the next segment of my Kitchen Tip Series :)

xoxo~ Ruthie

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Healthy Omega 3 Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: 50 cookies
Ingredients
  • 7 C whole rolled oats
  • 2½ C whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 2 C applesauce
  • ¼ C melted butter
  • 2 C light brown sugar or 1 C agave (or half and half)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large eggs or 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites (to reduce fat/cholesterol)
  • 2 C (8oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 C dried cranberries (1/2 the amount dried cherries are good also)
  • 1 C chopped walnuts
  • 2 C sliced almonds
  • ¼ C milled flax seed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Coat half sheet pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine applesauce, melted butter, sugar or agave, eggs and vanilla; mix to combine.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and sea salt; mix until 80% incorporated.
  5. Add oats in three small batches mixing between batches.
  6. Do not over mix.
  7. Add chocolate, cranberries, and nuts; stir to incorporate.
  8. Drop cookies onto prepared pan by the tablespoon or use a large cookie scoop.
  9. Bake at 350 for 12-15 min or until edges are crispy and lightly browned.
  10. Store in airtight container.
  11. Dough can be frozen for two months or last one week in the fridge.
  12. Baked cookies freeze well for up to 2 months.
  13. Makes approx 50 cookies.
  14. * if using only agave, add an additional ½ C whole wheat flour
  15. *Stevia can also replace the brown sugar in equal parts if desired

This is the nutritional information for the recipe which yields approx 70 cookies…

Healthy Omega-3 CookiesNutrition FactsServing Size Recipe total Servings 70
Calories 190Total Fat 5.75 gSaturated Fat 2.24gMonosaturated Fat 2.43gPolysaturated Fat 1.09gTotal Carbohydrate 28.2 gFiber 3.6 gSugar 10.8 gProtein 4.9 gCholesterol 2.13 mgCalcium 30 mgIron 1.58 mgPotassium 170 mgSodium 163 mgZinc 1.1 mgThiamin 0.16 mgRiboflavin 0.07 mgNiacin 0.59 mgVitamin B6 0.06 mgVitamin C 0.2 mgVitamin B12 0.01 UgVitamin A 25 IUVitamin E 0.85 mgVitamin K 0.7 UgPoints 4Points Plus 5

*The nutritional values are determined by the total ingredients divided by the number of servings for each recipe. Serving sizes may vary. The formula used here for points was obtained from public sources and is an empirical match to Weight Watchers calculators, but it is not an “official” Weight Watcher’s calculator.

Comments

  1. says

    This sounds like an awesome way to get Omega 3’s! THanks so much for sharing, I’m going to check out the other recipes you have pics for in your post, they look so delicious, plus, extra brownie points for being healthy!

    • Ruth says

      Thanks for the fun comment… I hope you’ll come back and visit often with me! I love making new friends :) xoxo~ Ruthie

      • Rita Welch says

        I think there is an error. The ingredients say baking soda and the instructions said baking powder. Which is correct?

        • Ruthie says

          Hi Rita… it is baking soda. I should be listed right, at least it looks correct on my end. You’ll love these little cookies- they’re wonderful! xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Ruth says

      It was so nice to meet you too! What a fun conference… wish it lasted longer :) I froze (hoarded) my cookies and sneak them for an on the go breakfast! Perfect… xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Ruth says

      Thanks so much, Rachel… you’re so sweet! AND these cookies are amazing! Just sayin’ Have a great evening! xoxo~ Ruthie

  2. Lori says

    The recipe does not say when to incorporate the flax seed, I am assuming with the flour? I did make them and they are yummy!

    • Ruthie says

      Yes, the flax goes in with the flour… I’ll fix that. I’m so glad you enjoyed them! They are a fave around our house for sure :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  3. lynn says

    I have a couple of questions. First a comment, these look amazing! I’d like to know what are the calories per cookie. And can you half the recipe? I am on a no fat diet, for I have to be extremely careful of fats but need good fat in my diet. I do believe this one would be very good for me with the flax with only eating a cookie a day. So do they freeze well? I love your site, and will continue to enjoy all your recipes.

    • Ruthie says

      These cookies are fabulous and packed with good for you ingredients! They freeze wonderfully in a ziplock gallon freezer back. I always have some on hand that way for a quick treat :) You could easily cut the recipe in half as it makes approx 70 cookies… which is a ton. I’m going to add the nutrition info into the post so it’s handy for anyone interested. Thank you for the nice comment and I hope enjoy these delicious cookies. xoxo~ Ruthie

  4. Sarah says

    I want to make these nut free so my daughter can take them to school. Any suggestions on how to replace those ingredients? I was thinking sunflower seeds and maybe more oats? Normally I just leave the nuts out but 3 cups is a lot to omit!

    • Ruthie says

      Hi Sarah… sunflower seeds is a great substitute and maybe some additional dried fruit. I would maybe do one cup of additional oats and then bake a test batch to see, I think it should bake up just fine though. She’ll love these cookies! Let me know how it goes :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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