Apple Breakfast Cookies
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
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Serves: 12-16
 
These apple breakfast cookies are full of heart-healthy fiber, healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids, and sweet, juicy apples. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack.
Ingredients
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup oat bran or flax meal
  • ½ cup almond flour (or almond meal)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Wet ingredients:
  • ½ cup almond or cashew butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs (or flax eggs), at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Add-ins:
  • 1 medium large organic Autumn Glory apple, grated
  • 1 medium large organic Granny Smith apple, grated
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk together the wet ingredients. Pour into the dry ingredients. Stir until combined. Fold in the grated apples, pecans, and dried cranberries.
  4. Place 12-16 mounds of dough/batter onto the baking sheet. (I use a regular-sized spring loaded ice cream scoop.) Gently press down and shape edges so the cookies are round.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until cookies are golden around the edges and set in the middle. Allow cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet or they may crumble. When completely cool, transfer to a freezer-proof container or bag and freeze until ready to eat. To reheat, place one cookie on a paper towel or plate in the microwave and heat on 50% power for 30-45 seconds. Or allow to sit at room temperature.
Notes
To make a flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon flax meal plus 3 tablespoons water. Mix and let stand until thickened. Use as you would an egg.
Recipe by Cafe Johnsonia at https://cafejohnsonia.com/2018/03/autumn-glory-apple-breakfast-cookies.html