When I was younger, pretty much the only fruit I would eat was apples. Other than that, no thanks! Now, I have at least an apple a day (my doctor would be so proud!) so I thought it might be fun to bake them into some healthy cookies.
These are clean and could almost pass for breakfast cookies, since they’re packed with nuts, oatmeal and fruit!
Like my other recipes, these are pretty simple and come together in about 15 minutes. The toughest part is chopping the apples. After that, it’s smooth sailing.
- 1 cup oatmeal (gluten-free works fine!)
- 3/4 cup of almond flour or coconut flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (you can do more or less depending on your preference, but I LOVE cinnamon so the more the better!)
- 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (I used pecans)
- Dash of Himalayan sea salt
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup agave or honey (I used honey)
- 2 cups diced red crisp apple
- Prepare a piece of parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix together all dry ingredients and set aside.
- Separately, beat egg in a small bowl. Add in vanilla & honey and mix well.
- Dice red apple into small chunks.
- Add wet ingredients to bowl with dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add apple pieces of mixture and combine well.
- Scoop into 1 inch balls and bake for 12-15 minutes.
Let cool for a minute or two after you take them out of the oven, but I liked these best warm! These are not the most beautiful, I admit, but they taste good!
These can totally pass as breakfast cookies, right!?