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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 112.5
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.7 mg
  • Sodium: 83.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

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Oatmeal Orange Cookies (Diabetes Friendly)

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Oatmeal Orange Cookies (Diabetes Friendly)

Introduction

These cookies are packed full of whole grains and fiber to fill you up and keep you satisfied. They're great for snacks and suitable for those with diabetes! These cookies are packed full of whole grains and fiber to fill you up and keep you satisfied. They're great for snacks and suitable for those with diabetes!
Number of Servings: 18

Ingredients

    1/2 cup Smart Balance butter for baking, softened
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
    1 egg white
    1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened
    1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
    1 cup old fashioned oats
    1/3 cup wheat bran
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 orange, zested and juiced
    1 tablespoon orange juice

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the butter in a medium mixing bowl. Cream the butter using an electric mixer. Slowly add the sugars and continue to mix for 2-3 minutes.
Add the egg white and applesauce, and mix just to combine.
Sift the dry ingredients together in a separate mixing bowl. Add to the wet ingredients, along with the juice and zest. Drop the dough one tablespoon at a time onto two cookie sheets lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake 10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are just browned. Cool on a wire rack.
Serves 18 (2 cookies per serving).






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  • 23 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Diabetics need to control carbs, including sugar.
    One diabetic serving is 15 carbs, so at 18, this recipe is, indeed diabteic friendly.
    It is very old school to believe that diabetics cannot consume sugar - they just need to control the amount. - 2/20/11

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  • Very Good
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I substituted milled flax seed for the oat bran and the cookies were wonderful. - 2/20/11

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  • 19 of 22 people found this review helpful
    I have been diabetic for 52 years. Guidelines are constantly changing. Currently as long as you control for number of carbs and your total calories, you will do fine. This recipe would fit into a diabetic meal plan. What you can't do is eat the 18 servings in one day!! I plan on making these. - 2/20/11

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  • 18 of 29 people found this review helpful
    The comments "These sound good", or "I may make these", or "Sounds tasty" etc. are not much help in deciding if I want to try the recipe. It seems like the only way one can rate a recipe is if it has been made and eaten. - 2/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I have been diabetic for 25 years and am always looking for good recipes. This one was great. I did use Splenda for the granulated sugar but used real brown sugar. Just the right amount of sweetness for me. Thanks! - 2/22/11

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Used Splenda white and brown, doubled cinnamon, added 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground clove, and 2/3 dry cup measure of dark chocolate chips. Otherwise, followed recipe. Baking time varies with altitude and weather as with any recipe, but watch for bottoms to brown. Remove from pan quickly. - 2/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I used Spenda brown sugar-splenda blend, reducing calories and carbs. The cookies are a nice treat.
    More important, some of the comments are really mean spirited, may I suggest that you read the instructions under Rate This Recipe. Ratings are to be based on taste & if you would make again. - 2/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I loved them but I changed them.I used 3/4 cup applesauce so no butter or oil was used. I subbed 1/4 Molasses and 1/4 brown sugar. They did not spread but they were great.I had no butter or smart balance but I had a fresh orange and really wanted to make these, The orange cinnamon was great. - 3/1/12

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  • O.K.
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made these this afternoon. Thankfully I had some raisins and semi-sweet chocolate bits to add to the dough because these were bland. My family wondered could not detect the the cinnamon - 1/4 tsp is too scant. I used Splenda for the white sugar, I did not have brown sugar Splenda. - 12/24/11

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    eh, these are ok. They expanded during cooking, so leave plenty of space between cookies. The orange twist to a regular oatmeal cookie is good. I did not have the recommended butter, so I used 1/4c butter, 1/4c margarine. They did want to crumble when taken off the pan. For me baking took 15min.
    - 3/30/11

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Boy, its difficult limiting to the portion size of only ONE cookie. And two makes the carbs a bit high for diabetics. :-( That being said, this is a really good source of fiber and tastes excellent. - 2/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    super cookies. - 2/23/11

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Did not come out as pictured. Runny - 1/18/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    GREAT cookies! My sister is a registered dietician and was pleased with the nutritional info, especially since I yielded 36 cookies from a single recipe, thus cutting everything down by half (smaller cookies=I get to eat more!) and my diabetic grandmother will be ecstatic to munch on these at Xmas! - 12/4/12

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm an Insulin Dependent, "Tight Control" Diabetic. Thru trial, my Endo & I have determined 10 grams of carbs per unit of insulin works for me. I calculate carb intake AFTER meals w/Spark. For 5 years my A1c avg is 6.8. Diabetic for 28 yrs, I have 0 diabetic damage. 2 cookies are 1.87 units of Insln - 4/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm not Diebetic, but love these cookies and so does the family. thanx - 2/21/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I followed the recipe exactly except could not find the Smart Balance Butter in our store, so used butter. They turned out great! Already portioned and in the freezer ready for a quick snack on the run. - 5/8/13

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I had to use real butter instead of smart balance, and I accidentally added wheat germ instead of wheat bran, but I don't think that would make these cookies as bland and tastless as they were. They puffed up like cake and even after adding pure orange extract, they still had very little flavor. :( - 1/6/13

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    SUE-Z-QUE, I'm sorry but I don't think you should be rating recipies anyway if you haven't made them and tasted them. - 12/4/12

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    any chance these measurements could be done in grams instead as I have never seen a recipe before with cups... I have a cup that can hold 1 pound of flour and another that can hold only 2 tablespoons.... - 2/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My oldest son has Type I Diabetes and I am always looking for recipes that he might like. I think I have found one in this recipe. - 2/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 2/20/12

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    They make Splenda for baking. - 2/20/11

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Anyone tried to substitute the orange juice with something else? Maybe cranberry? - 2/20/11

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  • The recipe states that 2 cookies equal a serving and that it serves 18. Therefore if you got 36 cookies, the nutritional analysis is as shown, Sorry, you can't divide the calories, etc. by 2 and figure each cookie has less than 10 g. of carbohydrate. Not if you're counting carbs! - 12/5/13

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