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So I’ve been experimenting with healthier alternatives while baking…
and while I’ve substituted honey for sugar and applesauce for butter in cake recipes…
doing the same for cookies was a first for me.
I have to admit the end result was not a cookie but a cross between a cookie and cake. While it couldn’t be classified as either, my taste-testers enjoyed it thoroughly, so I thought, why not? I’m going to share this recipe with you but remember, this is not a cookie, nor a cake…
it’s a cakie!
And yes, it’s a great snack for kids with a punch full of yum, mixed with a generous dose of healthy!
Without any further ado, allow me to share with you, my recipe for…
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cakies!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
- 3/4 cup raw cane sugar
- 1/2 cup organic peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup instant quick cooking oats
- 1 cup almond shavings/bites
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
While this is heating, in a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients- flour, baking soda, salt.
Once mixed, add the oats to the mix and set aside.
In your mixer (or in a bowl), mix together the applesauce, sugar and peanut butter.
Once well blended, add the egg and mix well.
Add to this mix, your dry mix, almonds and chocolate chip. Mix well.
On ungreased cookie/baking sheets, drop tablespoon sized nuggets of the cakie mix. (Leave atleast 3/4 inch space between each cookie)
Bake for 10-12 minutes, till golden brown.
Serve hot or wait till the cakies cool and then pop these into the refrigerator, to serve cold. (My kiddos like their cakies both ways. I , personally, would suggest placing uneaten cooled cakies in the fridge because these are moist and then tend to get a little sticky if left outside.)