An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies with the same flavors as apple pie! Sweet fruit, cozy spices & no refined flour or sugar! Only 71 calories & perfect for quick grab-and-go breakfasts!

 During the winter quarter of my first year of graduate school, I ended up with one class that started at 8 am three days a week, plus a spectroscopy lab at 7:30 am on a fourth day. Around twenty other organic chemistry grad students suffered through the same schedule, and we regularly headed to the closest coffee shop on campus for a caffeine boost as soon as the professors let us out of lecture.

For those four days each week, I set my alarm for 5:30 am (or o’dark thirty, as one of my close friends calls it!) to squeeze in a yoga session, shower, and blow dry my hair. But as a result, I barely ended up with enough time to boil water for tea before dashing out the door… Let alone make a decent breakfast. Staying warm was a much higher priority that winter!

So instead, I usually grabbed a banana to tuck into my backpack. Although a healthier option than the Pop-Tarts and bite-sized powdered sugar donuts that my classmates brought, the banana never kept me full all the way until lunch.

But these Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies totally would’ve done the trick! They’re full of hearty oats and plenty of cozy cinnamon—but no refined flour or sugar—and perfect for quick grab-and-go breakfasts!

And I’m always a huge fan of wholesome breakfast foods that taste like dessert!

This easy recipe is the next installment in my oatmeal breakfast cookies recipe series. ← Have you tried any of those other ones yet? They have the sweetness level of muffins yet the same chewy texture as traditional “dessert-style” oatmeal cookies. An irresistible combination in my book!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (100g) Bob’s Red Mill quick cooking oats

¾ cup (90g) Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

¼ tsp salt

1 ½ tbsp (21g) unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly

1 large egg white

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup (60mL) pure maple syrup

5 tbsp (75mL) nonfat milk

¾ cup (94g) finely diced red apple

INSTRUCTIONS
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter or coconut oil, egg white, and vanilla. Stir in the maple syrup and milk. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the apple. Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper
3. Using a spoon and spatula, drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten to the desired thickness and width using a spatula. Bake at 325°F for 9-11 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.