Try this delicious High Fiber Cookies! Foods that are high in fiber have a positive impact in the digestive system as well as overall circulatory system by helping the body get rid of bad cholesterol. This is of especial interest for people with diabetes, as they tend to be prone to circulatory disease.
- 1 cup Oat bran
- 1 cup Rolled oats
- 1 cup Fiber One cereal
- 1 cup Kellogg’s bran flakes
- ½ cup seedless raisins
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup English walnuts, chopped
- ¼ cup pecans. Chopped
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ¾ cup Splenda
- ¼ cup Brown sugar
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 2 egg whites
- 3 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 cup All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ cup Water at room temperature
- Preheat oven to 375° In a medium bowl, combine oat bran, rolled oats, Fiber One, bran flakes, raisins, dried cranberries, walnuts, pecan, and coconut flakes; mix lightly and set aside.
- Place Splenda, brown sugar, coconut sugar and margarine in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix ingredients at medium speed until light & fluffy. Add egg whites one by one followed by vanilla extract. Mix well, scraping bowl, before and after adding each egg whites.
- In separate small bowl combine cinnamon, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon to blend well all ingredients.
- Add half the flour mixture followed by ¼ cup water to sugar mixture; mix at medium speed until combined. Finish by adding the rest of the flour mixture and remaining water. Then mix at medium speed until flour is moistened.
- Add bran mixture & mix at medium speed until well blended. To shape cookies, place a spoonful of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven & let sit for 1 minute. Remove cookies to wire rack & cool to room temp.
Did you know…?
Fiber is a very important component of a person’s diet as it helps maintain a healthy digestive system. In addition, fiber has been related to lower LDL which is extremely beneficial for diabetic patients.
One serving = 2 cookies
Calories: 121 Protein: 2g Fiber: 6g Sugars: 7g Fat: 6g