Hi there! So I have made it to the half-way point of my five-week No White Flour Challenge.
If you are craving cookies, here is a “healthier cookie” recipe just for you. Using ground almonds and oats as well as whole wheat flour, a serving of these cookies boasts five grams of protein and four grams of fiber. I am not saying to indulge in these every day because they do have sugar (from the maple syrup and jam) and they have saturated fat (from the butter).
What I am saying is that these are healthier for you than most cookies you find! They are great to make with your kids too like the ones in the photo I took above (notice the different fingerprint sizes).
Yield: 24 cookies
Serving: 2 cookies
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of almonds
1/4 cup butter
¼ cup apple sauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
½ jar all fruit jam
Directions: Grind the rolled oats and nuts in a blender or food processor. Add them to flour. Mix the butter, vanilla and maple syrup. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well. Drop batter onto the cookie sheet using a spoon. Make a finger print in each cookie and fill it with jam. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.