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Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Pecans - Country Heat/21 Day Fix

When I got my hands on the Country Heat program, (the new program by Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the 21 Day Fix), I quickly opened up the nutrition and recipe guide and looked through all the dishes - and went right to the treat recipes. This recipe was the first to catch my eye: chocolate chips and  toasted pecans in a oatmeal cookie??!! That's program approved?!! YES, PLEASE!

This was the very first recipe I made and my whole family loved it....AND as a busy mom, it was easy to make: one mixing bowl (not even a large one, I just used one of our dinnerware bowls), a cookie sheet and a fork (yes, I mixed with a fork).

I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

2 cookies per serving
one yellow

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (I used gluten free rolled oats)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup toasted pecans (I had raw pecans and just put them on a cookie sheet and toasted them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly coat baking sheet with spray. Set aside. (I used a Silt-Pat).
3. Combine oats, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well.
4. Add applesauce, chocolate chips, and pecans. Mix well.
5. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet to form 16 cookies and flatten with spatula.
6. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until firm.

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