Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Truvia Baking Blend

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on April 12, 2012

When I make desserts and sweets, I don’t normally focus on how healthy, or rather unhealthy, they are. It’s a little piece of indulgence that I allow myself, so I’m not going to worry about how terrible it may be for me.

Well, okay, that’s not completely true. I do worry about it, but that doesn’t usually stop me from eating it anyway.

I’m always interested in trying something new though, especially if it has a healthy-twist to it. That just gives me an excuse to eat even more, right?

Remember a few months ago when I shared a recipe for reduced sugar chocolate chip cookies, using Truvia as the sweetener, instead of sugar? Although not your typical chocolate chip cookie, they were tasty in their own right.

I have a confession though. Sometimes the aftertaste of baked goods sweetened with a sugar alternative, well, it just isn’t my thing. It can ruin a perfectly good cookie.

So, when I heard about the new Truvia Baking Blend, I knew that had to give it a go. This new baking blend which combines Truvia with sugar, boasts 75% fewer calories per serving than sugar. I had high hopes that the aftertaste would be pretty minimal, and that I would discover a healthier alternative to my after meal cookie attack.

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Truvia Baking Blend

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I wasn’t disappointed. I choose to make brown butter oatmeal cookies filled with craisins and chocolate chips, because no cookie is complete without chocolate chips. The cookies satisfied my sweet tooth, without sending me into a sugar coma. They do still have a slight aftertaste, but it didn’t stop me from grabbing another cookie. And another. And possibly another.

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Truvia Baking Blend

While I probably wouldn’t use Truvia Baking Blend for everything I bake (sometimes just have to extra indulgent, you know?) I would use it for muffins, fruit bars and, of course, cookies. I like that it’s a natural alternative to sugar, I feel good about eating it, and I feel good about my kids eating it.

And my hips? They feel good about me eating it too.

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Truvia Baking Blend

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Truvia Baking Blend

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies sweetened with Truvia Baking Blend

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced into tablespoon-sized slices
  • 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a smal pot, over medium heat, melt the sliced butter, whisking constantly to prevent it from burning. It will foam up, then subside.
  3. Continue cooking the butter until brown specs form at the bottom and it turns a deep golden color and has a nutty aroma.
  4. Remove the butter from the heat, pour into a bowl and allow to cool.
  5. In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  6. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the browned butter, Truvia Baking Blend, molasses, egg and vanilla.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until well combined.
  8. Using a spatula stir in the oats, craisins and chocolate chips.
  9. Roll the dough into 1-1/2 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, flattening slightly.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
http://www.alli-n-son.com/2012/04/12/brown-butter-oatmeal-cookies-with-truvia-baking-blend/

Disclaimer: I received a sample of Truvia Baking Blend for testing purposes. All opinions are mine, and mine alone. 

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{ 13 comments }

1 Zoe April 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I will feel good baking and feeding my family these low sugar cookies! Will keep in my mind with Sweet Tooth Friday event and try to participate after my holidays 😀

2 Zoe April 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

“Like” you at Facebook too 😀

3 Heather April 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

thanks for hosting:) I love your blog – new follower

4 Heather April 12, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I also should say the cookies look amazing!

5 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 12, 2012 at 8:15 pm

These cookies look yum! And it’s good to hear your views on how it tastes – I hate blindly getting a product like sweetener to use and then not liking it (because that after taste gets me too). Thanks for hosting!

6 Back For Seconds April 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Thanks for the party!! I love seeing all the goodies that get linked up each week.
Your cookies look delish!

7 Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers April 12, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Thanks for hosting! Love all of this sweet inspiration!

8 Aimee @ ShugarySweets April 13, 2012 at 6:50 am

Those cookies look fantastic! I linked up two cookie recipes as well! Thanks for hosting Alli

9 Our Back Porch April 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Those look awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us! I’ve enjoyed my visit to your sweet blog! Come by when you get a chance!

Blessings,
Rebecca

10 Tameka Downing April 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Those cookies look amazing, I love brown butter anything. I linked my Chocolate Cupcakes. Thank you so much for hosting this link up.

11 Winnie April 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Delicious looking cookies Allison – love these!
Thanks you for hosting this party and hope you’re having a great weekend
Winnie

12 Ces April 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

this looks delicious and easy, thanks

13 Miz Helen April 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

These are beautiful cookies that we would just love ! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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