Fox 34 Corner Kitchen: Apple pie breakfast cookies

Fox 34 Corner Kitchen: Apple pie breakfast cookies


Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients

For the apples:

2 cups finely chopped apple (¼­inch pieces) (no need to peel)

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the cookies:

2 cups old­fashioned rolled oats

1 cup oat flour*

½ cup ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup unsweetened applesauce

? cup honey or pure maple syrup

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a small saucepan, combine the apples, 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook over medium­low heat, about 10 minutes, until apples have softened.

3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together oats, oat flour, flaxseed, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

4. In a medium bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the applesauce, honey or maple syrup, egg, and vanilla.Whisk in the melted butter.

5. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry and stir until combined. Fold in the cooked apples and their syrup.

6. Scoop rounded ¼ cup portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, using your hands to shape the dough into uniform balls as needed. (I used my large cookie scoop.) Gently flatten each cookie a bit as they won't flatten on their own during baking. Bake for 12­14 minutes, until cookies are set and lightly golden.

7. Once completely cooled, cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to two months.

*You can make your own oat flour in your food processor or blender. For 1 cup of oat flour, process 1 heaping cup of old­fashioned rolled oats until finely ground, about 1 minute.

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