“I’m just not sure these qualify as real cookies”, Mike said when he pulled these out of the oven after a round of test baking. I deemed they did – and do – right after sinking my teeth into one (and then another), realizing as we chatted that Mike and his cookies is a serious affair. I mean I kind of knew – he did, after all, bake some several dozen rounds of chocolate chip cookies as he developed the recipe for what we humbly call the best chocolate chip cookies (ever) – but what I didn’t know was that you can’t just call anything a cookie. However we eventually agreed these do deserve the name – and would you look at that, we just added another great snack option to our (and your!) repertoire.
You can call them “healthy” oatmeal raisin cookies or skip that altogether, because healthy for whom is a relevant question to ask. We think these taste especially good after a run, mid-hike, sitting in the sun down by the dock or even curled up on the couch at night. They’re perfectly sweet and comforting, while at the same time feel energizing in a nice and wholesome way. Something a little similar but also not at all are these peanut butter chunk blondies and these morning glory muffins, should you want to explore further. That’s all – good luck!
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Makes 15 cookies
Total Time: 20 min
200 ml applesauce
100 ml tahini
300 ml rolled oats (120 g)
100 ml all-purpose flour
100 ml chopped walnuts (50 g)
100 ml raisins (65 g)
1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 175˚C. In a medium bowl, mix together the applesauce and tahini. Add in the rolled oats, flour, chopped walnuts, raisins and salt and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Roll into 15 balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Press out the cookies, these do not spread on their own.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until firm and browned around the edges. Let cool and enjoy. Store in the fridge.
Here are some other recipes you might enjoy:
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chickpea Energy Balls
Granola Trail Clusters
Easy Apricot Energy Balls
Date and Nut Bars
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars
Blueberry Crumble Bars
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