Recipes here use less sugar, some are non-dairy or gluten free like the Banana Oatmeal Cookies.
Total fat …2 grams Sodium…34 milligrams
Barley flour …2 ½ cups
Baking Soda… ½ teaspoon
Vegetable shortening… ½ cup
Sugar… ¾ cup
Carrots, finely shredded … 1 cup
Raisins, chopped… ½ cup
Water… ¼ cup
1. preheat oven to 350 F (moderate).
2. Grease baking sheet.
3. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. Mix shortening, sugar, and vanilla until creamy,
5. Stir in carrots and raisins.
6. Alternate adding dry ingredients and water to carrot mixture. Mix well after each addition.
7. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
8. Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned.
9. Remove from baking sheet while still warm.
10. Cool on rack.
This recipe can be found on MyPlate
This simple spice cookie is based on applesauce.
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pan or cookie sheet (see below).
2. Cream together sugar, shortening and egg.
3. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.
4. Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture just until moist.
5. Add applesauce, raisins, and nuts (if using).
For Cookies: Drop dough by heaping teaspoon several inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
For Cake: Bake at 350 degrees in an 8 inch x 8 inch pan for 40 minutes.
To check cake for doneness, pierce top of cake with a toothpick. Cake is done when toothpick comes out clean.
Montana State University Extension Service
Montana Extension Nutrition Education Program
Looking for a no-added-sugar snack? Try these Banana Oatmeal Cookies for a pick-me-up during the day.
Sugarless Oatmeal Cookies
Source: What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl
3 banana (ripe)
1/3 cup margarine
2 cups quick-cooking oats (uncooked)
1/4 cup skim milk?
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Put the margarine in a small saucepan. Melt it on low heat.
3. Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix really well.
4. Let the mix stand for about 5 minutes, until the oats are wet.
5. Lightly grease the cookie sheet.
6. For each cookie, spoon out about 1 tablespoon of dough and drop it onto the greased cookie sheet.
7. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes.
8. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for about 1 minute.
9. Move the cookies to wire racks or a towel. Let them cool completely.
Source: Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program, Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network
Source: Oregon Food News, a U.S. Food Administration
2 cups sifted flour
3 tablespoons shortening
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg well beaten
2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup mashed potato
¾ cup brown sugar
Cream together the butter and sugar, and add the well-beaten egg and the mashed potato (free from lumps) Beat until smooth, then add the twice - sifted mixture of flour, salt and baking powder. It will not usually be necessary to add any liquid.
Mix until a dough is formed stiff enough to roll. Place on floured board, roll until about one-eighth thick, cut in to rounds, and place on greased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes in moderately hot oven, or until a delicate brown. Bake more slowly than ordinary wheat-flour cookies.
(Thank you to Jey Wann of Oregon State Library)
1. Wash hands, make sure utensils and counter top are clean.
2. Mash bananas, mix with yogurt and water.
3. Add quick (not instant) oats. Mix well.
4. Add optional add-ins if you wish. Keep them minimal.
5. Add spices, to taste (optional)
6. The batter should be thick and easily spoonable.
7. Grease a baking sheet. Place a tablespoon of dough on the sheet, thin out to a flat disk. Repeat with remaining dough. Refrigerate if any is remaining in bowl.
8. Bake at 350-375°F for 20 minutes. Flip and bake on other side 15 minutes to make crisper crust.
Learn more about bananas.
University of Minnesota Extension
Save Sugar with Sweet potatoes-
Here's a recipe for drop cookies which use very little sugar, a moderate amount of molasses, and gain part of their sweetening from grated raw sweet potato…delicious and a bit unusual.
Cream together fat and sugar; add egg; beat thoroughly. Add molasses, sweet potato, (grated just before using) and orange rind. Sift together rest of dry ingredients; add alternately with milk to sweet potato mixture. Mix well and drop from a teaspoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in a moderately hot oven (375 degrees F) about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 3 dozen.