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Friday, November 16, 2012

Sometimes I Bake: Three Ingredient Applesauce Cookies

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Me and the little one are having this issue. I like to eat lots of stuff that he doesn't like coming through in my milk. This is no surprise. I've had two previous little ones who were very strict about my diet. This one, though, I'm making an attempt to be even stricter. And I've found out a few things I didn't know could bother a baby. Like grapes, for instance. Seriously. Who knew? I got my education from 8:30 to about midnight last night. Believe me, grapes are so not worth it. Chocolate? Possibly. Grapes? No.

So I got on Pinterest to find some treats that would jive. And I found these two ingredient, banana oatmeal cookies. (And since this was before I knew about grapes being of the devil, I put raisins in them. Bad idea.) Let's just say, they were sort of weird anyway. But the concept ... these cookies had basically two things: bananas and oatmeal. So if you at the entire batch, really all you were consuming was two bananas and like a cup of oats. Healthy! But like I said, the banana part was pretty weird for me. So I thought to myself, What about applesauce? That seems to go better with oatmeal anyway. So off I went to my kitchen for some experimentation.



I didn't want to waste too much food, you know, in case this turned out to be an epic failure, so this recipe is pretty small.

I started out with 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour. ('Cause if we're going to be healthy, we might as well go all the way...) I can't say exactly how much applesauce I put in. It was a couple large spoonfuls, so I'd guess about 1/3 to 1/2 cup. I added about a dash of cinnamon. And then I just dumped in the oats, adding them until I had a cookie-like consistency. Then I used my small cookie scoop (teaspoon size) and baked them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.



The recipe made about 12. (This was the first batch. I used my toaster oven.) They were bite size, and pretty much perfect for me. I'll warn you, they're not very sweet. Maybe try adding some honey ... or sugar. ;) But I loved them. I ate all but one of the 12. They're just a great little bite-sized snack and I almost felt like I was eating cookies. For those of you not watching your grapes and chocolate, you could try lost of fun add-ins, like chocolate chips, raisins, cranberries, almonds, walnuts, etc. Mmmmm. That all sounds good!

1 comment:

  1. Those look yummy! It's always nice to find recipes for sweets that feature healthy ingredients.

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