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Low Fat Oatmeal Raisinet Cookie Recipe

Posted by  ·  September 11, 2012  ·  Last Updated: September 11, 2012

One thing that brings me joy is baking. Baking for my kids, family and friends is a favorite. My family loves to spend time together creating things in the kitchen. Some of my favorite memories have been in the kitchen with my family! Here is a great recipe we created. Enjoy!

Reduced Fat Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1  cup pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup (1 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups Raisinets

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Toast pecans by placing them on a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes (watch closely), or until crisp. Cool, then chop coarsely.

In a bowl cream  butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. With  mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and in the vanilla and applesauce.

Stir flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together into a medium bowl. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Fold in the oats, Raisinets, and pecans and mix just until combined.

Using a small ice-cream scoop (two tablespoon size), drop 2-inch mounds of dough onto un-greased cookie sheet or cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten the cookie balls slightly with a damp hand. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer the cookies to a baking rack and cool completely.

The Raisinets are a fun addition to this recipe — chocolate and raisins are a winning combination!

What brings you Enlightened Enjoyment? I find it’s the simple things, those unexpected moments every day. Like a snuggle with my littlest girl, or when I see my teen doing something thoughtful and kind,  or dropping my son of at college and seeing how far we have all come. Life is full of these moments.

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  1. Dorothy Lafrancesca
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
    I like this!
  2. Marion Hilton
    Sunday, August 4th, 2013
    Cookies sound delicious, Plan to bake them soon.
  3. Bonnie Peeling
    Monday, September 17th, 2012
    I am lucky enough to have enlightened moments fron the moment I wake up in the morning. My 23 year old daughter is always making me proud, our little Cockeranian Icarus is always making me laugh (he just carried a bag of potato chips over to me so I could help him get one out), and then I go to work with 33 4-year-olds in Pre-K, where every day is a joy.
  4. Rose
    Monday, September 17th, 2012
    I love granola with Raisinets. Of course, that is when I don't eat them all first!! It is a sure way to get ooooh's and ahhhhh's with kids and grown-up kids, too.
  5. Dorothy
    Monday, September 17th, 2012
    I love Raisinets - the cookies sound yummy! Can't wait to try - thanks for the idea and receipe.
  6. Carmen
    Sunday, September 16th, 2012
    My enlightened moments come early in the morning when the house is still quiet and I'm having some "Mommy Time"
  7. Erin Wiley
    Sunday, September 16th, 2012
    Everyone thinks I'm crazy because I don't love Raisinets, but my husband and son LOVE them! I am going to try this recipe for them. I make an effort to do one thing per day to make them happy.
  8. Julia Mooney
    Sunday, September 16th, 2012
    Love me some Raisinets! So tasty!
  9. Elizabeth G.
    Sunday, September 16th, 2012
    Eating ice cream enlightens my day...
  10. Gayla Reyes
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Love Raisinets! I remember having these whenever we would go to the movies and we each got to pick out a box of candy! :)
  11. Iris a
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    I love raisin on my oatmel every morning!
  12. Linda Levine
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    I will definitely have to try it.
  13. Emali
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    elightened moments are found in fortune cookies and dove chocolates
  14. BreannaS
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    I love oatmeal raisin cookies and I love chocolate. I cant wait to try this recipe.
  15. Daphne
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    The recipe looks great! Love Raisinets so can't wait to try this
  16. Helen
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    My toddler's sleeping face. Makes me forget all the naughty things he did.
  17. VickiT
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    My elightened moments come from my now 7 month old Granddaughter now that she and her Mom and Dad are temporarily living with my husband and I. She's such an adorable little chatterbox and it's such fun watching her learn new things every day.
  18. Kayla
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Can't wait to try these cookies!
  19. laura parker
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    hope i win!
  20. Danielle
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    watching my daughter play
  21. Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Yum those cookies look delish!
  22. Erin South
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    watching my kids sleep!
  23. Sheryle G
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Now I want to make some!
  24. Dana T.
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Enlightened enjoyment=the squeals of excitement from my girls when I pick them up from school.
  25. Marci
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Enlightened moments are those quiet moments by myself when I think about where I've been and where I am going and who is with me on this ride.
  26. Tanya
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Raisinets are awesome and so are oatmeal cookies. These must be wonderful cookies
  27. Melissa Johnson
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    My "enlightened moments" are usually found at the bottom of a wine glass...or bottle, depending on my mood LOL.
  28. Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    LOVE raisinets! and I think this recipe will be a must try this next week! :)
  29. Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Sorry, misspelled my own name in the previous comment...

    But here again: These sound yummy! I might have to try this recipe.
  30. Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    These sound yummy.
  31. LinhC
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    An enlightened moment? Can't think of one right now because all I can think about is how I want one or two or three of those awesome-looking oatmeal raisin cookies!
  32. Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    I love the early morning, with my coffee, the sunrise, and my Bible. Peaceful. Thanks for the opportunity!!
  33. Heather Poindexter
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    I have those moment when I read my fb post by an old friend that now has 5 small kids that she home schools!
  34. Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    It's an enlightened moment each morning when my boys wake up with a smile. It makes 5 AM so much better.
  35. sandi h
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    usually right after having some chocolate.
  36. April C.
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    I have enlightened moments when I go to my local beautiful apple orchard and have an apple cider donut :)
  37. ellen
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    My enlightened moment was the day I realized doing TNR was my calling- (trap/neuter/release) and feeding/rehoming feral and stray cats.
  38. Elizabeth Vander Esch
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Enlightened moment? When I realized that Raisinets weren't rabbit poop! Of course, I was 5 and easily led astray by the older kids in the neighborhood. From that point on, I was all over the fruity, chocolatey goodness.
  39. Ashley Outland
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    My enlightened moments almost always come from my daughter. She can make bad days good, terrible moods turn into happy moods, & sadness into smiles! She's always there with an "I love you, momma". :)
  40. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    It's funny, but all of the things you listed above, I could say the same! I'm a Mom of four (ages 14-30) and a grandmother. Simple things have made me smile. A thought that comes to mind is when my kids have mispronounced a word and it either sounded comical or took on a whole new meaning! My 17yo daughter still likes to sit on my lap, which is something I enjoy, too! I'm hoping to win this prize for my son (the baby--at 14yo) who loves Raisinets. Thanks for the giveaway!
  41. jennifer
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Love it!
  42. Melinda
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    That looks so good!
  43. Becki F
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    When I reach for a snack it has to be dark chocolate raisinets, come to think of it, I'll have some now
  44. Linda Durham
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    These sound so yummy. I just love Skip to my Lou! Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas, tips, projects, just everything!
  45. Rachel S.
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Great recipe! I 'd like to make these with my daughter!
  46. Sonya Morris
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Every time my 2 year old tells me she is a mommy's girl.
  47. Harmony b
    Saturday, September 15th, 2012
    Watching my kids reactions to new things is my enlightened moment
  48. Michelle C
    Friday, September 14th, 2012
    Every day when I ready your blog!
  49. Louis
    Friday, September 14th, 2012
    When I hear some inspiring music.
  50. Meryl
    Friday, September 14th, 2012
    Through my writing.
  51. Sylvia
    Thursday, September 13th, 2012
    Cindy you have the best ideas/tips. Keep em coming...along with the awesome giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity. :)
  52. Sallie Fitz
    Thursday, September 13th, 2012
    Hopefully this isn'y TMI, but I tend to have enlightened moments in the shower- it's my time to think through my day and what I want to accomplish tomorrow.
  53. Talaura
    Thursday, September 13th, 2012
    Enlightenment comes primarily through my playwriting. Always surprised with the things I've hidden.
  54. Cindy B
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    Raisinets are my favorite snack for the movies! I'm an continually enlightened by our almost 10 year old grandson who lives with us. He says or does something amazing every day!
  55. Ariean K
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    As a mom of 3 little boys under age 5, my days are filled with enlightened moments...I wouldn't trade it!
  56. Mandy L.
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    I was enlightened when I moved to a different state and realized how much it changed my world!
  57. DeAnna
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    Never thought of adding Raisnets to cookies. Yummy. Thanks for another great share.
  58. Terri
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    My enlightened moments are when my family gets to spend time together.
  59. Traci
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    Sitting on the couch snuggling with my girls under a blanket listening to the rain patter on our window is my moment. Taking time to just be.
  60. Sheila Laurence
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    I think I could be convinced to eat oatmeal raisin cookies if the raisins are dipped in chocolate!
  61. Shelley C
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    Enlightened moments don't come often, but I can sure look back when I am with my children and their children and be thankful for all we had and how we raised them. They are doing a superb job themselves and it is such a blessing!
  62. anne oleszkowicz
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    My enlightment is the smile & hugs from my daughters when I'm having a bad day, just reminds me of the sweet stuff
  63. Dee Parker
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    Getting outside, surrounded by nature, letting thoughts and cares drift away (even if it's only for 5 minutes!)
  64. Gloria M
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    I am very excited to try these cookies.
  65. April Harpold
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    My recent enlightened moment...when my middle schooler asks me to snuggle with her, and still loves to hold my hand! I realize these times may not last, so I just soak it up!
  66. Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    My enlightened moments usually come out of the blue when one of my children says or does something that makes me happy/proud and I realize "hey, I'm raising this kid alright!" :)
  67. Anne Marie
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    I moment came when I quit worrying about what I had no control over - a big burden was lifted off my shoulders! Love oatmeal raisin combination.
  68. Melissa
    Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
    My enlightened moment was when I decided to go into business for myself and sell cookies!
  69. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    the day i learned that I could make bacon in the oven
  70. Melanie
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    These sound delicious! Gonna try them with rice flour for gluten freeness!
  71. Maggie
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    These look amazing! I can't wait to try them!! Yum!!! :)
  72. Catalina
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    Double yummy! cookies + raisinets...
  73. virginia
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I have always eaten them out of the bag, what a wonderful thing to add them to cookies. Great, hope I win some coupons.
  74. Anne Hernandez
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Oatmeal Raisin Cookies! They're also one of my husband's favorites! I can't wait to try these...mmmmm!
  75. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I feel enlightened enjoyment when I am completely engrossed in a project and time whizzes by without me even noticing. These are the times when I am totally enjoying myself, no worries, no other thoughts, just me creating and enjoying the process.
  76. Gail Dunn
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    Wow! What a great idea. Will have to try it! Thanks!
  77. Heather
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I love sitting and reading with my kids at night. Love those moments!
  78. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I am enlightened when AbbyGoat is far, far away from me so I do not get butt. I also like to eat oats and raisins! And apples. I love apples!
  79. Elizabeth Polish
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I love oatmeal with raisins and my husband likes it with chocolate - Raisinets, what an awesome compromise!!
  80. brenna
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    Wow! what a great idea , using raisnets. Cant't wait to try it!
  81. Ann S.
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    These cookies look delish- and low fat? Even better!
  82. Bic N
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    Moments when I see my kids loving and being nice to each other.
  83. Anita Cornetto
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    Love the idea of Raisinets in a cookie..thank you for sharing!
  84. Caroline Griffith
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    My enlightened moments happen when my husband and I are being silly together and I realize(again) how lucky I am to be married to my best friend!
  85. Caitlin
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I love raisinets! they have always been one of my favorite treats to get at the movie theater. I have also gotten my 2 year old daughter to love them..she has no idea there's raisins in them :)
  86. Jessica R.
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    My enlightened moments are when I feel I've accomplished something, like completed my goal of losing some weight or deciding what I wanted to do in school.
  87. deprina
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    i just love it. favorite snack and cookie all in one
  88. Mara Yager
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    Moments when my little four year old tells me, "mom, you only live once", just eat that cookie ;)
  89. Jennifer
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    My enlightened moments come from all the wonderful things my three little boys say and do. It is always wonderful to hear my five year old tell me I am his best friend!
  90. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    My enlightened moment is everyday when I see my grands smile !
  91. Shelley D.
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    My enlighted enjoyment comes from those unexpected comments for my 4 yr olds (You are my sweetheart mommy), nothing is better than that.
  92. George
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    As the beneficiary of this recipe, I can attest in two words...... simply fabulous!!!!!!! I have other two word attributes...... Oh Wow.......Mmmm Yummy........ I could go on and on
  93. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I never thought about raisinets in cookies but these look delicious.
  94. Elizabeth Hosto
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    Raisinets are one of my all time favorite treat, I love them in cookies too!
  95. Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I love raisinettes and adding them to the cookies is just an awesome idea I would have never thought of!
  96. Miriam Prantner
    Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
    I have enlightened moments when I slow down and stop worrying about the list of things to do and just take in the moment.