Sugar Free Apple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

apple oatmeal cookie recipe (7 of 9) 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.”

APPLE oatmeal cookies that are sugar free, gf, and a DELISH THM E treat!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.
APPLE oatmeal cookies that are sugar free, gf, and a DELISH THM E treat!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?). APPLE oatmeal cookies that are sugar free, gf, and a DELISH THM E treat!

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.

APPLE oatmeal cookies that are sugar free, gf, and a DELISH THM E treat! 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. :) APPLE oatmeal cookies that are sugar free, gf, and a DELISH THM E treat!

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.)
APPLE oatmeal cookies that are sugar free, gf, and a DELISH THM E treat!

I’ve been HAPPILY enjoying my E meals and snacks now that I have a nice stash of these in the fridge.
APPLE oatmeal cookies that are sugar free, gf, and a DELISH THM E treat!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Angela! You’ve revolutionized my E snack time this week with your wonderful oatmeal cookie recipe!

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Sugar Free Apple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
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These delicious cookies are a healthy slow carb dessert, snack, or even a fantastic breakfast cookie! And they're gluten free, sugar free, and THM friendly as an E.
Serves: 24
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash banana. Add egg, applesauce, brown sugar sub,
  3. THM Sweet Blend, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add THM Baking Blend, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt into the bowl, and stir until just combined.
  5. Fold in the oats and apple pieces.
  6. Drop by tablespoons onto the baking sheet- I flatten mine down a little.
  7. Allow cookies to sit for a few minutes for the dough to thicken up- this will prevent them from spreading thin when baking.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes until cookies are slightly golden brown.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire
  10. racks to cool.
  11. Store in the fridge in a sealed container. I enjoy one or two as a dessert or snack with an additional protein source.
*or 2 tablespoons xylitol or erythritol + ⅛ teaspoon THM stevia extract
**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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  1. Linda says

    Hi. These look really good, but I have a severe allergy to bananas. What would you suggest that I could use instead? Thanks!

  2. Charee says

    Hey these look yummy! Would you clarify about the alternative flours(just the 1 1/2 c oat flour, or do I also add the TB almond flour and xanthan gum)? Attempting to make nut and df. Tia!

    • says

      Hi Charee! For nut free, I’d use only oat flour for the entire amount. I don’t add xanthan or almond or anything else when using oat flour, because it’s lovely all on its own.

    • says

      Oh stink…I DO try not to use hard to find ingredients for you guys. Oops! I find my dried apple pieces at the Dekalb Farmer’s Market already diced, but you’re right…I haven’t seen them like this in normal grocery stores.

      You can do one of 3 things here: use the freeze dried apple crisps and dice into bits, OR just regular dried apple rings, chopped. OR, you can chop an apple into small dices, and dry in your oven (or do rings and dice them afterward).

    • says

      Fresh apples are going to add too much moisture to the recipe, so I’d use dried rings or even freeze dried apples and dice them into little niblits. :) Or you can dry your own if you’re feeling Ma Ingalls today, or like a little mini-project. :) Craisins are not on plan, as they’re sugar sweetened, but you ALSO can oven dry your own cranberries if you’re feeling like another little mini-project. :)

  3. Michelle says

    For the ladies wondering about where to get the dried apples, Wal-Mart has dried apple pieces in the isle that they have their other dried fruits in!! They are usually on the top shelf, and simply for that reason I almost missed them a while back… Haha

  4. Jolanthe says

    Do you have a suggestion for sugar in place of the brown sugar substitute (we have a daughter that is sugar free, and the molasses is enough that it would count)? Thanks! :)

  5. says

    These cookies are Amazingly delicious! No changes needed! Any grocery store that sells nuts/dried fruits in bins where you scoop out as much as you need will have the dried apples. I ordered the THM products online.