Nutrition & Lifestyle – October 2009


Delicious Recipe for Health, Comfort & Convenience


This recipe comes from Health Expert, Celebrity Chef Bethenny Frankel’s Collection. According to the Health Magazine article (August 2009), this is one of Susan Sarandon’s favorites! This recipe incorporates a yummy Fall/Winter comfort food with a healthy twist.

Preparation Time is 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes ~ 16 yummy cookies/Approximately 90 calories per cookie


  • 1 cup Oak Flour
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned Rolled Oats
  • ½ teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • ? teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt (or a tiny pinch less of refined sea salt)
  • ½ cup of Raw Sugar
  • ? cup of Canola Oil
  • ? cup of plain Soy Milk
  • ½ teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Ripe Banana
  • ¼ cup of chopped Walnuts/Pecans (or slivered Almonds & 1/4 teaspoon of Almond extract)
  • ? cup of semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the first 6 ingredients thoroughly.
  • Whisk together oil, soy milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Then add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients.
  • Fold in the Banana, Nuts (or use the ¼ cup of slivered almonds and ½ teaspoon of almond extract), and Chocolate Chips.
  • Scoop dough onto cookie sheet with a SMALL ice-cream scooper (remember, you want to get ~16 cookies from this recipe… larger cookies means increased calories per cookie and less cookies to eat.
  • Baked ~25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow cookies to sit on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, before moving them to cool on a wire rack.
  • You can add one tablespoon of ground flaxseed to batter (provides fiber and omega-3 Fatty acids). If you decide to add flaxseed, add ? of a tablespoon of water to wet ingredients.



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