Monday, June 20, 2011

Fruit Muesli Cookies - 52 Calories each

My husband like the Carmans muesli cookies as they are a more filling cookie, moist and rather tasty. Unfortunately they are quite pricey for us too so I took on the challenge to make something similar, less costly, lower in calories and perhaps even more natural. My special man can have almost 4 for the calorie count of one now and I have a low-calorie biscuit option now too. Kids loved them also.

52 Calories each / 25g (Makes 38)
Total recipe: 1991 Calories

2 Cups Wholemeal S.R Flour – 980 Calories

1 Tbsp. baking powder – 15 calories
3 Cups Coles Natural 97% Muesli – 1014
1 ½ cups unprocessed bran – 150 Calories
¼ Cup Lemon jest (grated rind) – 15 Calories
¼ Cup desiccated Coconut – 165 Calories
¼ Cup / 50g Natvia – 43 Calories
70g Canola Omega 3 Spread – 404 Calories
1 Cup low-fat milk – 125 Calories
1 Cup water
1 egg (lightly whisked) – 60 Calories
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence – neg Calories
I Tbsps. Cinnamon

1.    Prepare trays with baking paper so you don’t have to use oiled trays. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (180degrees fan-forced)

2.    Sift flour and baking powder together into a large bowl.

3.    Stir in all the dry ingredients and make a well in the centre.

4.    Melt butter in microwave for 25 seconds in a cereal bowl.

5.    Add milk, essence and egg to melted spread and pour into dry mix.
Lightly fold mix adding enough of the water to make a thick but wet muffin mix. DO NOT OVER MIX. Mix only until just combines and spoon onto baking paper dividing into 38 portions.

6.    Sprinkle with a dusting of cinnamon and bake for approximately 20-30 minutes

7.      Bake in hot over 200 degrees until cooked and golden. Cool on tray. Store in airtight container or freeze

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