Healthy Oatmeal Apple Spice Cookie Recipe

I know I was excited that it was officially September a little over two weeks ago. But now, it’s actually starting to look like fall here. Some of the white petals have fallen off of our oleander bush. The large oak trees that line the front lawns of the elementary schools and peer over the driveways of my old neighborhood have leaves that have begun to change. The air is even almost crisp in the early morning. Enjoying all the fruits of fall while trying to not pack on the pounds can be trying. It’s kind of the prelude to all of the actual questionable holiday eating. That’s why this apple spice cookie recipe is so unique! They’re pretty healthy for you too. Also, they’re convenient enough to munch on while you’re driving to work.

I’m SO ready! While we still have some warmer days there was a 10 degree temperature difference from Wednesday to Thursday last week. In a place that rocks and rolls with triple digits in the summer months this is BIG news. Because of the temperature change, baking is about to be all the rage. In addition to everyone’s favorite soups and stews of course.

This apple spice cookie recipe does have a lot of ingredients. But you actually don’t have to differentiate between how you’re mixing wet and dry ingredients. There’s not even any sifting. This recipe is pretty full proof even if you’re not a whiz in the kitchen. I used an electric mixer but you could certainly do it by hand in a mixing bowl as well. Essentially, they’re pretty easy to throw together Sunday evening if you keep your kitchen pretty well stocked.

Healthy Oatmeal Apple Spice Cookie

You begin by combining whole wheat and all purpose flour, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, butter, canola oil, brown sugar, white sugar, cream, eggs, apple sauce, vanilla, oats, bran flakes, craisins, nuts and honey.

Once the apple spice cookie batter is adequately mixed you should take a tablespoon to measure out the cookies. Drop them onto parchment paper making sure to space them adequately since they will grow.

You’ll now be baking them at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Once they cool you can truly enjoy the taste of fall!

I think I’m also pretty in love with this recipe because they’re versatile. If you want pumpkin spice breakfast cookies you’ll just utilize 1/4 cup of pumpkin instead of apple sauce. In fact, you could probably choose to substitute whatever you want in these cookies to change them up. As far as nuts go you can also decide what sounds best! I chose almonds but they’re all good!

Wanting some other great recipes to ‘fall’ in love with, be sure to check out this fabulous and easy moist banana nut bread! Need a main dish that’s a little more hearty? We highly recommend these 10 minute slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches!

Whats your favorite part of fall?

Apple Spice Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 Tablespoons butter

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup brown sugar

3 Tablespoon Sugar

1 teaspoon cream

2 eggs

1/4 cup apple sauce (or pumpkin)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup bran flakes

1/2 cup craisins

1/2 cup nuts

honey

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients together and mix.
  2. Form them into cookies (utilizing 1 Tablespoon for measuring purposes)
  3. Place cookies onto a greased cookies sheet adequately spaced.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.

Thanks for reading!

 

Lauren

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