While we are able to get apples all year round, this time of year they are particularly tasty. This is apple season. Apples are a great snack, that are also very healthy. You can grab one on the go, cut it up and enjoy it as an after-school snack, or mix it into dishes to make them a little healthier.

Applesauce can be used in quick breads or cookies to replace the fat or sugar to make a slightly healthier treat. This recipe takes an oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and replaces some of the sugar and butter with applesauce. This gives a beautiful apple flavor to the cookies, while also making them a little healthier.

Applesauce Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large bowl mix applesauce, melted butter, sugar, and egg until well combined
  3. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  4. Combine applesauce mixture and flour mixture, mix until just combined
  5. Mix in oats and chocolate chips
  6. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or up to 2 hours
  7. Place rounded tablespoon of dough onto cookie sheet
  8. Bake for 11-13 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and enjoy!

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