What are apple oat cookies?
These apple oat cookies are such a yummy treat. They are dairy free and use apple sauce in place of butter making them super healthy. I love to eat these cookies in autumn. I find the apple and cinnamon flavours pair so well with watching the golden leaves fall from the trees. These cookies are so good I have to keep them a secret in my house, else I don’t get a look in they get eaten that fast! You just need 4 ingredients to make these cookies they really are that simple. Each apple oat cookie contains 75 calories each. This recipe will make 12 cookies.
Do you have a diet restriction?
These apple oat cookies are:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
- Low Fat
- Low GI
- 0.5 Syns
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Step 1: Create apple sauce
Firstly to make these apple oat cookies we need two apples. My favourite type of apple whether its for eating fresh or cooking with is a Granny Smith apple. Green, crisp, juicy and above all else, sweet! The sweetness is what makes them the best for cooking with in my opinion. Peel and dice 2 apples.
Place your apples into a pan and heat them with a splash of water. You don’t need loads of water just a centimeter or so in the bottom. This is partially to stop anything burning on the bottom and I also find it helps the apples soften a little quicker. Once your apples are soft, take them off the heat and mash them with a fork until no lumps remain.
Step 2: Mix together the ingredients
In a bowl, add 2 cups of Quaker oats. These are rolled oats that have been partially chopped to make for a better oatmeal. If you do not have this type of oats any will be fine as long as they do not have any added ingredients like milk powder. Quick porridge sachets are not suitable as they often have milk powder added. Add to this 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup if you need a vegan alternative. I think the syrup in this recipe is really important, not so much for the sweetness as we get that from the apple but the honey makes the oats stick together in a way that stops them from being crumbly once cooked. Also add your apple and mix everything together well until a cookie dough forms.
Step 3: Create the apple oat cookies
Section your apple oat cookie dough into 12 equal sections, roll them into a bowl and then flatten them onto your baking tray using the back of a spoon. Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 15-20 minutes. The cookies should feel firm and be starting to brown around the edges.
How should I store these cookies?
Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Don’t forget due to the presence of fruit in this recipe they will not last quite as long as regular cookies. I would expect them to be good for 4-5 days although they always get eaten way before that in my house, my son loves them so much!
Can I freeze these cookies?
Yes, as these cookies are a softer oat cookie they should stand up to freezing really well however in my house they’ve never lasted long enough to freeze!
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