I guess my love for apples is starting to be evident! Just wait for apple season! 🙂
I took my favorite low-fat oatmeal cookie recipe and tried to “spice” it up. I realized the cookies already had a hint of apple flavor from the apple sauce (butter replacement) so I thought the added fruit and spices would further compliment the flavors.
This was my first time trying cookies on a silicone mat using a cookie scoop. I highly recommend both!
A perfect “sweet treat” with less than 100 calories per cookie and loaded with both insoluble and soluble fiber. Fiber can provide a multitude of health benefits including (but not limited to) reducing heart disease. Replacing some of the fat with applesauce is one of my favorite low fat baking tricks.
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
10 packets Splenda (or 1/2 cup sugar)
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 uncooked oats, plain
1/2 cup finely chopped apples
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degree fahrenheit; lightly spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray, parchment paper, or silpat mat
2. Whisk together egg, applesauce, butter, and vanilla
3. In a separate bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, Splenda, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon; after well blended add to wet ingredients and mix together
4. Mix in oats and apples
5. Drop rounded cookie dough (tablespoon vs small cookie scooper) onto cookie sheet.