If you want to take a plate of cookies to a family gathering, yet do not want to worry about loading up on carbs, here is a good recipe for you to try out. At 111 calories per cookie, you would still not want to eat a lot of them, but a couple are not going to hurt you as the carbs that are in them are going to fiber content of the oats, nuts and almond flour. The fiber content and lack of sugar will keep you from blood-sugar and insulin spikes that come from traditional cookies.
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup Sukrin Gold (brown sugar substitute)
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, mix together well the butter and Sukrin Gold. Add the egg and continue mixing. Stir in the the almond flour, oats, cinnamon and pecans, then sift in the all purpose flour. Stir until well combined.
3. Shape tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place about 1 inch apart on the cookie trays. Use a spoon and press each down slightly and then bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Rotate the cookie sheets once during cooking. Transfer to wire rack when done and repeat with any remaining dough.
This recipe should yield 24 cookies at 113 calories each, and 6.8g carbs, 8.9g fat, 2.6g protein with 1.4g dietary fiber.