This particular recipe is one I find myself making over and over again. These cookies are nothing too fancy, nothing that’s going to make anyone think you spent 5 years at the Cordon Bleu, but they are easy to make, tasty to eat, and best of all, a healthy version of the classic oatmeal chocolate chip. What’s more, making them in an itty bitty bite sized format means portion control…unless you eat 10 in one sitting, which I have
done seen. This recipe makes about 32 cookies (depending on your definition of bite sized) so you can eat some fresh out of the oven, take a dozen to your best friend, and freeze the rest for a rainy day stash.
The good stuff:
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, and another 2 tablespoons
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups quick oats
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- optional: add 1/2 cup almonds, walnuts, or (my fave) unsweetened coconut flakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- Use a stand mixer (on medium speed) or a really strong bicep (on turbo speed) to cream together 1/4 cup applesauce and sugar.
- Add the egg, the 2 additional tablespoons of applesauce and vanilla extract.
- Working by hand, stir flour mixture and oats into the wet mixture until just combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips and any other delicious additions.
- Drop small spoonfuls of the dough (about half the size of a usual cookie) on your baking sheets.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.
- Brew a cup of tea. Enjoy!
My Haiku about cookies:
Everyone likes them
You have to if you’re human
They are the best treat
PS: this recipe is a variation of one found on SkinnyTaste.com
When do you put in the other 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce? There is only mention of the 2 tbsp. Looks great!
Hi Emily – so glad you are going to try out the recipe! The first 1/4 c of applesauce is added in step 3 with the sugar. Thank you for catching this, I had originally left it out by accident!
What can i replace the applesauce with?
The applesauce was used to replace the butter, so you can use butter instead if you like (the measurements would be the same).
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