|Apple Spice Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies ~ for those who would rather not bake with bananas, this might be the breakfast cookie recipe for you!|
Christine T, a reader of the blog, wondered about using all applesauce in one of the breakfast cookie recipes ~ just forgetting the banana altogether. She also mentioned adding chopped apples & some extra spice. Sounded interesting, so I made a batch using her thoughts as my inspiration.
Skipping the banana and using only applesauce seems to work just fine. The texture is a bit different from the other breakfast cookies that include banana, they don't seem quite as chewy to me. I still prefer them when made with bananas, but, it's a nice option if you don't like bananas or don't happen to have any bananas around when you want to make a batch of breakfast cookies. I did include a little honey to make up for the loss of the sweetness that the bananas would have provided. Next time, I might up-the-spices for an even bolder flavor. You could even add a bit more honey, just depends on how sweet you like your cookies; maybe throw in some chopped walnuts, too. If anyone tinkers with the recipe even more, please leave a comment and share what you did ~ I'm sure those who don't like bananas will be thrilled.
Christine T ~ Thanks so much for the idea to create a new breakfast cookie flavor using only apples! Hope you like them. :)
Apple Spice Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
12 ~ 16 cookies
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2/3 cup diced apple ~ your favorite kind
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp allspice
Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together & let cookie dough sit for 10 minutes, so the oats can absorb some of the moisture.
Drop cookie dough, by spoonfuls, onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet & flatten cookies into circles.
Bake approx. 20 - 25 minutes, or until golden & done.
Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then move to cooling rack.
Store in a covered container when completely cool.