When I was a kid, one of my favorite things was coming home from school, walking in the door and smelling freshly baked cookies (especially oatmeal cookies!) That's probably why I love baking cookies in the afternoon before the kids get home from school...I want them to have the same wonderful memories!
This recipe for applesauce oatmeal cookies is my go-to recipe for after school treats. Not only do my kids love them but, with oatmeal, applesauce, flax and sunflower seeds, they're nutritious, too!
If you're avoiding gluten, just be sure to get gluten free oats. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon flax seed meal
3 tablespoons warm water
1/4 cup canola oil
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1-1/4 cup gluten free oats
1/2 cup "safe" chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
Nutrition Facts - Serving size: 1 cookie, calories: 65, fat calories: 12, total fat: 1.4 grams, saturated fat: 0.6 g, cholesterol: 0 g, sodium: 13 mg, total carbs: 13, fiber: less than 1 g, sugar: 6 g, protein: 1 g