Today’s apple oatmeal cookie recipe was submitted by reader Angie O. She writes, “I have a recipe I would like you to share with all THM lovers out there. I call them Chewy Apple Bites. My husband loves them and I hope you do too.”
Well that’s about the sweetest thing ever, Angie. And yes…yes I do love these cookies! Soft oatmeal cookies, studded with dried apple bits- what’s not to love? Oh, and did I mention that they’re sugar free, gluten free, and a THM E snack or dessert? Oh. Yes.
It’s always a challenge to find a delish E treat that’s grab and go, but these cookies fit the bill. They could really pass as a breakfast cookie (but you’d want to add some protein into your meal too…maybe a little collage in your coffee?).
The cookies scoop and bake just like regular sugar filled cookies, and no one here has been able to tell that they’re sugar free. But I think my refusal to share, and calling them “diet food” is starting to tip them off that these are REALLY good.
This oatmeal cookie recipe does use a lot of special ingredients (don’t worry…I gave you subs), and it hurt a little to use larger amounts of expensive ingredients. But it does yield 2 dozen nice sized cookies. I guess I’ve gotten spoiled by the “in a mug” size recipe portions.
Lookie there! And it TASTES just like a real cookie too! They don’t have the crunch or crisp factor. Think soft cookie. They really reminded my husband of moist banana bread. (A hint of that banana flavor came through for us the first day…not so much the second.)
I’ve been HAPPILY enjoying my E meals and snacks now that I have a nice stash of these in the fridge.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Angela! You’ve revolutionized my E snack time this week with your wonderful oatmeal cookie recipe!
Apple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Printable & Pin
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons apple sauce
- ¾ cup Sweet Brown Sugar substitute
- ¼ cup THM Gentle Sweet* OR 2 tablespoons THM Super Sweet Blend
- ¼ cup 0% Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cups THM Baking Blend**
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoonbaking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¾ cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup dried apple pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, mash banana. Add egg, applesauce, brown sugar sub,
- THM Sweet Blend, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
- Add THM Baking Blend, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into the bowl, and stir until just combined.
- Fold in the oats and apple pieces.
- Drop by tablespoons onto the baking sheet- I flatten mine down a little.
- Allow cookies to sit for a few minutes for the dough to thicken up- this will prevent them from spreading thin when baking.
- Bake for 12 minutes until cookies are slightly golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire
- racks to cool.
- Store in the fridge in a sealed container. I enjoy one or two as a dessert or snack with an additional protein source.
**if you don't have baking blend, you can try subbing 1½ cups of oat flour, or 1⅓ cup oat fiber, 1½ tablespoon coconut flour, 1 tablespoon almond flour, ⅛ teaspoon glucomannan, ⅛ teaspoon collagen.
Use oat flour to make this a nut and coconut free recipe!
Be sure to thank Angela for sharing her delicious oatmeal cookie recipe!
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