Recipe from Plant-Based Katie Mae
Editor’s note: This plant-based recipe for cookies has four different fruits to create a sweet taste without added sugar. This healthy dessert, made with no egg and no flour, is sure to be a favorite. Enjoy these treats for the holidays or special occasions or anytime you want.
Grandma K's Cookies
Total Time: 35 minutes
Number of servings: 24
Per Serving 155 calories
Fat 4 g
Carbs 30 g
Protein 2 g
- 3 cups rolled oats, divided
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¾ cup water
- 3 tablespoons flaxseed, ground
- 1 cup applesauce, no added sugar (or 1 small apple*)
- 1 cup strawberry jam, fruit juice-sweetened (or 1 lb fresh strawberries*)
- 8 Medjool dates, pitted and diced
- ¾ cup pecan pieces
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay parchment paper on two cookie sheets.
- Combine 1½ cup of the rolled oats, baking powder, and spices into large bowl and set aside.
- In either a blender or food processor, combine ground flaxseed, water, applesauce, strawberry jam and the remaining 1½ cups of rolled oats. Process until the batter has an even consistency.
- Pour fruit mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients. Whisk together until evenly mixed. Stir in dates and pecans. The mixture should be slightly wet; don’t expect to shape cookies into balls.
- Drop spoonfuls of the batter onto prepared cookie sheets. Once the dough is on the tray, these cookies won’t spread so you can place them close together.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cookies cool for a few minutes and then enjoy warm! Wrap up extras to share.
If you prefer to make the more whole food version of this cookie, use a fresh apple and 1 pound of strawberries. You could either 1) add the fresh fruit to the blender raw, or 2) make a homemade apple-strawberry fruit spread by bringing the fruit to a boil on the stove top, let reduce, and then add the cooked fruit to the blender.
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