Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Oat Bran & Butter Wafers
(47 calories | *2 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
I made these oat bran and butter wafers to enjoy with Jacque’s strawberries with red wine and cassis for Easter. I found the recipe in Jacques Pepins Simple and Healthy Cooking a great cookbook published back in 1994, a few years after the oat bran craze of the late 1980s.
Quick and easy to make, Jacques explained in his headnotes that these oat bran and butter wafers “are especially good when you make them very thin. To get thin cookies you will want to spread the batter out very thinly on your cookie sheets, ignoring any small holes you create.”
You can leave your cookies flat, which is what I did, or shape them into cones or cups when warm from the oven, if you want fancier cookies.
The recipe also specifies using oat bran, not oat flakes or rolled oats.
Everyone really enjoyed these thin and crispy oat bran and butter wafers. They were perfect with the strawberries with red wine and cassis and would be delicous with ice cream.
Even with the butter, these cookies manage to be low in fat too with just 47 calories, *1 Weight Watchers PointPlus, *2 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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Oat Bran & Butter Wafers Recipe
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
- Lightly coat 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray or line them with silicone liners.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, butter and vanilla. Add the egg whites, flour and oat bran and stir just until everything is incorporated. The mixture will be lightly liquid.
- Spoon the batter onto the cookie sheets, dividing it into 18 equal portions. Spread each portion out very thinly and ignoring small holes to form a 3-3/4" to 4"-inch round. (Rotating the cookie sheet helps to spread them out more easily.)
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the wafers are well browned.
- Remove the wafers from the cookie sheets while still warm and cool them on a wire rack.1
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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