Snacks

Maple and Oat Cookies

Maple and Oat Cookies

Ingredients
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) maple sugar
  • 45 ml (3 tablespoons) maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) vanilla
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) powdered milk
  • 430 ml (1 3/4 cups) rolled oats
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cup) dried cranberries
Preparation time
25 minutes
Cooking time
12 minutes
Servings
12 portions
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Using a mixer, beat the margarine and Greek yogurt together in a bowl with the maple sugar and maple syrup until the mixture turns pale and slightly frothy.
  2. Add the eggs one by one, then the vanilla and continue mixing until smooth. In another bowl, combine the flour, powdered milk, oats and bicarbonate of soda.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture and mix until a smooth paste forms.
  4. Add the cranberries and mix in using a wooden spoon.
  5. Shape into balls of about 60 ml (1/4 cup) and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You may need to bake in two batches depending on quantity. Flatten the balls with your fingers.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies turn a light golden colour. The cookies will finish cooking out of the oven.
  7. Allow to cool completely. 
Additional information

What better way to finish off a strenuous workout than nibbling on a delicious cookie? With its combination of carbohydrates and protein, this treat is perfect for recovering after a high intensity workout. Divide the recipe into 24 portions for a lighter snack or for children. For those with a sweet tooth, replace half a cup of cranberries with chocolate chips.

Per biscuit: 329 calories; 10 g protein; 7 g fat; 58 g carbohydrates; 4 g fibre.