When it comes to classing myself as a ‘food blogger’, I go as far as reviewing eateries, bars and restaurants in and around Manchester. Sometimes beyond. I’ve been known to throw in the odd restaurant review for Cheshire, London, and various cute little finds around the North West. However, marketing myself as a food blogger who actually shares my personal cooking and baking is something I rarely do. Which might be about to change!
I’m super excited today to share with you my healthy cookie recipe: Apple and Oat Bake Cookies. Imagine warm, gooey oatmeal in cookie form. With hot sweet apples. Imagine the divine taste, and then knowing that there is no ‘proper sugar’ in them?
Yes. heaven. And I state ‘proper sugar’ because you’ll see from my ingredients list that sugar doesn’t actually appear. Anyway, I come across lots of brilliant baking bloggers whose content I enjoy greatly, but sometimes I can’t help but think just get on with it. So that’s what I’m about to do. I hope you enjoy this simple yet amazing dessert recipe!
- 1 cup (100g) oats (measured correctly& gluten-free if necessary)
- ¾ cup (90g) wholemeal flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup (120mL) Manuka Honey
- 1 cup (125g) finely diced red apple (about 1 medium)
- Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil (or butter, but I prefer to use coconut oil, and melted if you can but also not an essential step), egg, and vanilla. Stir in the honey.
- Add in the flour and oat mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the apple pieces. You’ll see from my photos that my apple slices are slightly chunky. I’d recommend chopping them a little more finely than I have. But hey it was a first time…
- Chill for 30 minutes (this helps it all glue together well)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Or, grease a baking tray with coconut oil.
- Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake at 180c for 13-15 minutes. Cool for around 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
So I’m not one for presentation as you can see from these photos, but if you are, then use a cookie cutter to get perfect circles. I personally prefer the cookies to be a little edgy and raw cut around the edges, as it gives that authentic ‘just baked at home’ look.
When you eat one of these warm, they are absolutely incredible. But they taste just as lovely at room temperature too! You’ll just notice the apple tastes extra nice and sweet when warm… just saying…