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!