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Dec 11 2015

Apple Oatmeal Cookies | Kendra’s Cooking

Hello friends! This is my first personal post on the new blog. Yay! My backup system with all my photos is running really slow and until my wonderful husband can get that kinks worked out, I haven’t been able to blog my sessions. So, I thought I would do a personal post with one of our favorite, HEALTHY recipes to try out. This recipe is awesome! An easy, no-fuss recipe for the softest & chewiest oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make! It’s nearly impossible to stop eating them, but they’re less than 100 calories!

I am really do hate cooking but not as much as I hate processed food. Inevitably, I end up in the kitchen daily trying to making something healthy. The problem is that I LOVE sweets. I’m addicted to sugar and its a constant struggle with me to try and avoid eating an entire bag of Oreos in a day. I’m not even exaggerating; its been done.

These cookies are sweetened with agave (a great alternative to sugar). Because of the liquid sweetener, chilling is mandatory! If all of the ingredients were measured correctly, the cookie dough should look more like thick muffin batter. Chilling helps prevent the cookies from spreading into thin, flat discs on the baking sheet.

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And of course a little helper to sample and keep things lively. My little helper loves apples! Life with a toddler means finding apples all over the house with three bites taken out of them. I’ve eaten more apples as a mom than probably my whole life combined. She’s cute though.

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I’m a big fan of recipes that let you dump all the ingredients in a bowl, mix, and bake. This recipe is just that.

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Apple Oatmeal Cookies

15 Cookies

  • 1 c (100g) instant oats
  • ¾ c (90g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp (4g) baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp (4g) ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp (1g) salt
  • 2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp (5mL) vanilla extract
  • ½ c (120mL) agave
  • 1 c (125g) finely diced red apple (about 1 medium)

Mix everything and chill for 30 minutes. Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the greased 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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I added a bit more apple to this batch and they ended up more round than usual, but still delicious. I love these cookies especially because it taste like apple pie with the cinnamon spices.

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