Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

¼ c applesauce
2 Tb. lite butter or margarine (no transfats)
1/3 white sugar
½ brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c whole wheat flour
¾ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ c wheat bran
1-2 Tb flaxseeds
¾ c quick oats
¾ dark chocolate chips or crushed chocolate bar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together applesauce, butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, wheat bran and flaxseeds. Stir flour mixture into first mixture and mix well.  Then stir in oats, followed by the chocolate chips. Place rounded teaspoon-full dough 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.

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