High Fiber,Low Fat Cookies

17 servings
45 min

A low-fat, high-fiber cookies recipe chock full of gluten-free fiber sources like oat bran, chia seed, flaxseed, figs, and prunes. Six of these little fiber-rich snacks contribute 10 grams of fiber to your diet.

I fully accept that these little fiber-rich snacks will never win any beautiful cookie contests. But, this gluten-free, low-fat, high fiber cookies recipe is chock full of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Both fibers play a roll in keeping constipation at bay and helping with regularity. And not for nothing, these high fiber snacks are moist and quite tasty with hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and orange.

The average American gets about 15 grams of fiber per day, but the recommended intake is 25-30 grams per day. Six of these little high fiber snacks provide about 10 grams of fiber, so they really add to your daily fiber intake!

High Fiber,Low Fat Cookies
Recipe details
  • 17  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 cup flax seed (ground)
  • 1/2 cup chia seed
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 6 ounces pitted prunes
  • 14 ounces dried figs (about 26), with stems cut off
  • 2 cups oat bran
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 orange, zested and seeds removed or zested and juiced.

Preheat oven to 350°
If your flaxseed are whole, grind them. I have found a coffee grinder works best.
Add flaxseed, chia seed, prunes, figs, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and water to a food processor process until smooth. You can just remove the seeds and add the whole orange after you zest the orange, but you may have a few bits of the orange membrane in your cookies. That doesn't bother me, but it is up to you.
Toss oat bran with baking powder and add to the mixture.
Pulse the food processor to just combine.
Scoop batter and place on a silicone baking mat or parchment-lined cookie sheet. I use this scoop and it works great.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I zap mine for 15-20 seconds before I enjoy them.
Lynn @ Nourish and Nestle
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