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The following are tips on how to get back to basics, eat healthier and save yourself a lot of time and money!

Oatmeal Cookie - Secret ingredient: White Beans

Sheryl McGlochlin - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Try this delicious, healthy, oatmeal cookie.

Don’t be fooled by the first ingredient (mashed white beans).

The beans replace shortening or butter and therefore take away the added fat AND add a bundle of much-needed nutrients.

Try them!

You’ll not only be impressed, but you’ll have one more healthy snack to add to your recipe collection. 


· 3/4 cup white beans, mashed (either Great Northern Beans or Navy Beans - both are white beans)

· 3/4 cup brown sugar

· ½ cup granulated sugar

· 1 egg

· 1 teaspoon vanilla

· 3 cups oats

· 1 cup whole wheat flour

· 1 tsp. salt

· ½ tsp. soda

Preheat oven to 350º.

Beat mashed white beans, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.

Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and mix together.

Add to bean and sugar mixture; mix well.

Drop onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 350º F for 10 minutes.

Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

Yield: approximately 36 cookies
Optional: Nuts, coconut, raisins, and/or chocolate chips may be added to dry ingredients

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