Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Here is another great recipe for a low calorie/low carb treat! I made this recipe last year and still love making these cookies. The recipe uses Nutri Blend flour, which increases the fibre content (in turn lowing the carb count), and Windsor Half Salt, which lowers the sodium content too! Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Makes: 40 Cookies

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Prep time: 15 min. Cook time: 15 min.
INGREDIENTS
• 3/4 cup Nutri Flour blend (Robin Hood)
• 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
• 1/2 tsp ginger, ground
• 1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
• 1/2 tsp Windsor Half Salt TM
• 3/4 cup Margarine, canola
• 1/2 cup sugar, granulated
• 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
• 2 large eggs
• 2 1/2 cup oatmeal
• 1/2 cup dried cranberries

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt together in a small bowl; set aside.
3. Place margarine into bowl of a mixer and mix with a paddle attachment until smooth, or beat with an electric mixer.
4. Slowly pour granulated sugar in an even stream into margarine and mix on high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
5. Pour in brown sugar, mix until incorporated and then scrape mixture down from sides of bowl.
6. Slowly beat in each egg one at a time until incorporated. Slowly beat in flour mixture until incorporated.
7. Scrape mixture down from sides of bowl and stir in oatmeal and then dried cranberries.
8. Scoop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto a nonstick sheet pan, a pan lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat about 1 1/2 inches apart.
9. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until edges are set. Cool completely. Either serve cookies or stack between sheets of waxed paper in an air-tight container and freeze for up to two weeks before serving.

Yields about 1 cookie per serving. Nutrition Information (per 1 cookie/27 grams):

Calories: 110, Fat: 4.5g, Sodium; 80mg, Carbohydrate: 16g, Fibre 1 g, Sugar 8g, Protein 2 g.

Substitute products used:

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About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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