Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I accidentally made granola bars

Yes, I accidentally made granola bars. I was meaning to make these low fat chocolate chip cookies. The only issue was they only use half a bag of chocolate chips. Knowing myself, I knew that I couldn't have an opened bag of chocolate chips in our home so I doubled the recipe. Well.... I almost doubled the recipe. Some how I doubled everything but the sugars. They were still pretty tasty, they just tasted like granola bars. I will probably make these again, and I KNOW I will make the cookies again but next time I'll remember to double the sugar.
Low Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 15 • Serving Size: 2 cookies • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 190 • Fat: 6.3 g • Protein: 2.6 g • Carb: 34.2 g • Fiber: 2.0 g Sugar: 19.3 g

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar{1/4 cup for granola bars}
  • 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar {1/4 cup for granola bars}
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract. Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the chocolate chips. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls (approx 1 tbsp each) of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly (I forgot to do this).
{for the granola bars I just flattened the dough out into a bar form on a cookie sheet. It won't go all the way to the edges so it looked more like a blob then after it cooled cut them into cute rectangles}
Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container so you don't eat them all in one sitting! Makes about 30 cookies roughly 1 tbsp each.

1 comment:

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

brilliant!! i've been trying to make granola bars but never thought to use this as a base :)