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Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies are a deliciously chewy, healthy cookie loaded with all the fall flavors of oats, fresh apples, and cinnamon!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 104kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour or gluten free one-to-one
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup applesauce unsweetened
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup brown sugar or white sugar, honey, maple syrup
  • 1 medium apple peeled and finely diced

Instructions

  • In a medium skillet, melt one tablespoon of the butter and add the diced apples. Cook for approximately 4-5 minutes until apples get a little soft.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat the remaining butter, applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla extract together.
  • Add in the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring just until just blended.
  • Fold in the diced cooked apple.
  • Place in the refrigerator and chill for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or line with a silicone mat.
  • Drop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet and flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown
  • Cool on the pan for about 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

For gluten-free cookies use a gluten-free all purpose flour and make sure oats are certified gluten-free.
Substitute a pre-made apple pie spice blend for convenience and the added hint of ginger and nutmeg.
Use one large egg in place of the applesauce or substitute with a “flax egg” which is a mixture of flax seed and water.
Granny Smith apples will also work in place of the red apples to give it a bit more of a tart flavor.
Swap the real butter for vegan butter if preferred.
Nutritional information includes brown sugar. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg