I mentioned these “cookies” the other day… and I’ve finally gotten around to posting a recipe! I’m the definition of a slacker. There are a few things you should know about these: 1.) they are not your grandma’s oatmeal cookies 2.) they are healthy 3.) they won’t last long! These bites are more muffin-like than anything else, but they are so good. Seriously, you won’t care if they are a cookie, muffin top, or “bite”. You’ll just eat them!
Cashew Cranberry Oatmeal Bites
Ingredients (makes 12 cookies):
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup each: dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, chopped cashews
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- In a separate small mixing bowl, combine flax eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and honey.
- Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Fold in cranberries, white chocolate chips, and cashews.
- Place 12 equal spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
The best part of not using eggs in a cookie recipe? You can eat the batter. I’m not saying that I did. I’m just saying you could. (Hint: I did.)