Clean Eating Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies are my addition to this month’s Fill The Cookie Jar.
I love being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar Facebook group. We are a small group of home bakers who get together and share recipes for our favorite cookies. We base our cookie choice on a theme and this month our theme is Fall.
I chose to make these clean eating spiced apple oatmeal cookies for a couple reasons. We love cookies is one of the reasons, but the other reason is that we have 5, yes 5, apple trees in our yard. As you can imagine, I am always on the lookout for recipes that use apples.
Since Big and I are transitioning to a clean eating and clean living way of life, I thought this recipe would be perfect for this month’s Fill The Cookie Jar.
These cookies are like little pillows of deliciousness. They have a cake like texture and are filled with semi-crunchy bits of apple. The combination of cinnamon and nutmeg make you think of eating a baby apple pie.
When making these apples, I would suggest a few things. One is to use a Silpat or a silicone baking sheet. The apples could easily stick to a metal pan and you really don’t want to use a cooking spray. (I worry about the chemicals in them that I can’t pronounce).
Make sure you chop the apples into small pieces. Bigger pieces may not cook well.
I used honey, but you could easily exchange the honey for maple syrup. The measurement would stay the same. I am not sure if the flavor would change or not. I still think the cookies would taste great.
Clean Eating Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Clean Eating Spiced Apple Oatmeal cookies are the perfect treat for after school or just because. Easy, healthy, fresh cookie recipe.
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- 1 cup oatmeal
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup finely diced apple (1 medium or 2 small) can use red or green
- Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the agave. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the apple. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 325°F for 13-15 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
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