Recipe: No guilt in these oatmeal cookies

Looking for a recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on at your waistline?

Look no further than this recipe, from Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program that are a treat without indulging, at only 35 calories per cookie.


Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their families.

It features a guide to understanding diabetes, tips for eating at home and on the go, interactive games, information on how to accurately read food labels and planning for physical activity.


  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup low-calorie margarine
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Preheat over to 350 degrees. You’ll need a cookie sheet, but do not grease it.
  • Combine the ingredients and beat well. Let stand five minutes to allow the oats to absorb the moisture. Drop heaping teaspoons onto the ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Let the cookies stand for one minute on the sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

-By Audrey M. Marks

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