2smallapples (such as gala, braeburn or honey crisp)
5mediumvery ripe bananas, mashed (I used three bananas)
1/2cupunsweetened applesauce (or 1/3 cup apple juice)
1cupwalnuts, roughly chopped
3/4cupdried apples, minced (omitted)
1/2cupraisins (I used golden raisins)
1-1/2 teaspoonsground ginger
1/2 teaspoonground nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Spread the rolled oats evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are lightly colored and fragrant. Remove from the oven, scrape the toasted oats onto a plate, and let them cool to room temperature.
While the oats are cooling, coat a nonstick sauté pan with cooking spray. Heat the pan over medium-high heat, add the chopped apples, and cook for three minutes, or until they are tender. Alternatively you could microwave the apples for 2 to 3 minutes until tender. Scrape the apples into a large bowl and set aside for about 10 minutes to cool.
Add the mashed bananas and applesauce or apple juice to the cooked apples and stir with a wooden spoon to until well blended.
In a separate bowl, combine the toasted oats, walnuts, dried apples, raisins, oat flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and, using your hands or a large spoon, mix the dough until well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the mixture rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
Using a 3/4-ounce ice cream scoop, portion 12 scoops of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Cover the scooped portions of dough with plastic wrap and, using the flat bottom of a glass, press down on the scoops until they are 1/2-inch thick.
Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set on a cooling rack to cool completely.
The cookies can be stored in a plastic container or plastic bag for up to one week.
This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of oat flour. If you don't have any on hand you can make it yourself. You just need oats — either old-fashioned oats or quick oats will work — and a blender or food processor—that's it!Just pour the oats into your blender or food processor, turn it on, and let it do its thing. After a few minutes, the oats will have been transformed into powdery flour.Serving size: 1 sugar-free apple oatmeal cookie5*SmartPoints (Green plan)5*SmartPoints (Blue plan)4*SmartPoints (Purple plan)5*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Oprah's Healthy Sugar-Free Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 198Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword: healthy cookies, sugar free breakfast cookies
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