Lindsay Ann Bakes: Four Ingredient Single-Serving Oatmeal Packet Cookies (egg-free, dairy-free, low-fat)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Four Ingredient Single-Serving Oatmeal Packet Cookies (egg-free, dairy-free, low-fat)

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Need a quick cookie fix, without all the guilt in about ten minutes flat? Then these super duper simple oatmeal packet cookies are your answer! Just three ingredients are added to a packet of oatmeal to create a perfect little single-serving cookie for one in just minutes!



You can start with any flavor oatmeal packet you like. Then, choose to add a small handful of toppings that sound like a perfect match to really take your cookie up a notch and cut the cravings. Each packet makes 1-2 cookies, depending on the size you make them, so get creative and make as many different flavor combinations as you like!


Only three ingredients are added to make these little guys. I added a tiny bit of flour for a little substance, so it tastes more like a cookie, than just some baked oatmeal. A little baking powder to give them a little rise and make them a little more light and fluffy. And lastly, some fruit puree to hold it all together. The natural sweetness of the applesauce or mashed banana makes these perfectly sweet, moist and chewy. Then, you can top it all off with some of your favorite oatmeal cookie mix-ins!

I paired the apples & cinnamon oatmeal packet with a small handful of white chocolate for extra sweetness before baking. You could also try dried cranberries which I thought would be a good combo too. 

I added a little swirl of glaze, made from about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar mixed with a tiny bit of milk, to the top of the baked cinnamon & spice packet cookie, to create a little "cinnamon roll" cookie. 

Lastly, I kept it classic and added some good ol' raisins to a maple & brown sugar oatmeal packet cookie before putting it in the oven, for a traditional oatmeal cookie taste, but chocolate chips or chocolate covered raisins would also work.



Oatmeal Packet Cookies

Yield: 1-2 cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 packet instant flavored oatmeal, not cooked/just the dry oats ("apples & cinnamon", "maple & brown sugar", "cinnamon & spice", etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon flour (may use oat flour or gluten free flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoon applesauce or very ripe mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon toppings (raisins, white chocolate chips, chopped nuts, cream cheese swirl, dried cranberries, mini chocolate chips, icing swirl, etc)

Directions

Preheat the toaster oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together the oat packet, flour, and baking powder in a small bowl. Add the apple sauce or mashed banana and stir in any toppings you choose. Flatten the mixture on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet, into one large or two smaller cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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