Agave and Honey Oatmeal M&M Cookies

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Agave & Honey Oatmeal- M&M Cookies

Yield: 8 cookies

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 10 min

These cookies are a healthy, delicious alternative to regular M&M cookies. Note that this only makes 8 cookies, which is a good idea for those who are watching their weight (not too many cookies lying around :) ) Nutritional information included below.

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons lightly beaten egg
3 Tablespoons agave nectar
1 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed (or wheat germ)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon (heaping) ground cinnamon
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
M&M's (or raisins)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Mix egg, agave, honey, oil and vanilla together in a bowl. Whisk together very well.

3. Combine flour, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk very well, then stir into agave mixture until blended. Stir in oats and desired amount of M&M's (or raisins). Let batter sit for about 5 minutes.

4. Scoop Tablespoonfuls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You should be able to fit 8 cookies on one sheet.

5. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, until set and golden. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Tips:

*Agave nectar can be found at Trader Joe's and other specialty markets & health food stores.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 cookie (M&M's/raisins not included in nutr. info)
Calories per serving: 132
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated Fat per serving: .5g
Fiber per serving: 2.14g
Protein per serving: 3.05g
Cholesterol per serving: 16.06mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 20g

WW POINTS per cookie (M&M's not included in points total):
Points Plus Program: 4 Old Points Program: 3.5

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Cookie Madness)