Healthy Apple Oatmeal Cookies
These healthy soft apple oatmeal cookies are so easy to make! They are vegan, gluten free and they don’t contain any sugar.
Servings: 9 cookies
- 1 large apple, Gala, Fuji or any sweet apple*
- 3 tablespoons mashed banana (½ ripe small banana)
- 48 grams (½ cup) gluten free old fashioned rolled oats (or regular rolled oats if not gluten sensitive)
- 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter**
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350°F(177C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
Slice the banana and place in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork. Set aside the bowl.
Peel the apple and grate. When you grate the apple, there will be some excess juice left. Leaving that excess juice (don’t squeeze the apple, I mean the excess juice that stay on where you zest the apple) place the grated apple over the mashed banana and add the cinnamon, mix with a spoon/fork.
Add the peanut butter and mix again. Finally mix in the oats.
Make 1 and ½ tablespoon big balls. The mixture will be sticky so you should either use a cookie scoop or a spoon. Place them on the baking sheet and flatten with your fingers.
Bake for almost 14 minutes or until the cookies become firm on top and they don’t stick to the parchment paper. When you remove the cookies from the oven, they will be soft to handle but they will be firm as they cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.
*I prefer using Gala or Fuji apples. There are some sweet and tangy apples such as Starking but it is better if you use sweet apples rather than sweet and tangy if you crave sweet as there are no additional sweetener except apple and a small amount of banana. To be precise, I use around 114 grams grated apple, and 54 grams mashed banana.
**If you want to taste the apple more, add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. You will feel the peanut butter intense if you add 2 tablespoons.
How to Store: You can keep in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days and if you like you can reheat at the same temperature for a couple of minutes.
The calorie information above is an estimate (with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter) that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.
Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg