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!
- ½ cup unsweetened organic applesauce
- ¾ cup raw cane sugar
- ½ cup organic peanut butter
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ 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 ¾ 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.)