These apple cookies are soft - they're more similar to these Carrot Breakfast Cookies or a yummy muffin top than to a classic flat & crisp/chewy cookie. Great for an afternoon snack, dessert, or lunch box treat!
Author: Jeanine Donofrio
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24-28 cookies
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 4 tablespoons warm water
½ cup Truvia Brown Sugar Blend or regular brown sugar
1 cup whole rolled oats
¾ cup finely chopped apple
½ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and water. Stir and set aside to thicken for about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, stir together the oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
In a medium bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla, and brown sugar. Add the thickened flaxseed mixture and stir well.
Stir the whole rolled oats, apples, walnuts, and raisins into the bowl of dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. The batter will be thick and sticky.
Drop rounded tablespoons onto the baking sheet and press down slightly. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the bottoms are nicely browned. (Note: do not under-bake or your cookies will be more likely to fall apart). Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack.
Note: *Make your own oat flour by blending (in a food processor) whole rolled oats into a fine flour.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/apple-oatmeal-cookies/