⅔ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
¾ cup canned plain pumpkin puree (see ingredient notes)
¾ cup packed light brown sugar or 1/3 cup Splenda sugar blend for baking (see ingredient notes)
2 large egg
¼ cup canola oil
¼ cup dark molasses
1 cup raisin
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 3 baking sheets with cooking spray.
2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg in a large bowl.
3. Whisk pumpkin, brown sugar (or Splenda), eggs, oil and molasses in a second bowl until well combined. Stir the wet ingredients and raisins into the dry ingredients until no traces of dry ingredients remain. Drop the batter by level tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies 1 1/2 inches apart.
4. Bake the cookies until firm to the touch and lightly golden on top, 10 to 12 minutes, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Ingredient Notes: As you might suspect from its orange color, pumpkin puree is an excellent source of beta carotene.
Substituting with Splenda: In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, sucralose is the only alternative sweetener we test with when we feel the option is appropriate. For nonbaking recipes, we use Splenda Granular (boxed, not in a packet). For baking, we use Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, a mix of sugar and sucralose. It can be substituted in recipes (1/2 cup of the blend for each 1 cup of sugar) to reduce sugar calories by half while maintaining some of the baking properties of sugar. If you make a similar blend with half sugar and half Splenda Granular, substitute this homemade mixture cup for cup.
When choosing any low- or no-calorie sweetener, be sure to check the label to make sure it is suitable for your intended use.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 36 Total
- Calories 68
- Calories from fat 18 3%
- Total Fat 2gm 3%
- Monounsaturated Fat 1gm 4%
- Sodium 67mg
- Fiber 1gm
- Protein 1gm
- Cholesterol 12gm 4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.