‘Tis the season for all things apple, including apple crisps, apple pie AND apple cookies! This new recipe for vegan chewy apple oatmeal cookies may be my new favorite cookie. And that’s not easy for me to say, because I LOVE cookies. They are my weakness, and I plead the fifth on how many I ate tonight! Dairy-free, egg-free and made with 1 cup of fresh diced apple, melted vegan butter, oatmeal, sugar, spices and a secret ingredient, these apple oatmeal cookies may become YOUR new favorite too.
If you’re tempted to skip the secret ingredient in this recipe (mashed banana), don’t. It acts in the place of an egg. It also lends a little of the sweetness to the cookies and helps make them chewy. Another element in this recipe that makes the cookies so chewy (and makes them super easy to mix together by hand) is that you melt the butter/vegan butter before mixing the ingredients.
As far as cookies go, these are on the healthier side (giving a nod to oatmeal, banana and apples), so you don’t even have to feel guilty when you indulge in a couple … or a few … or more (like I did). 🙂
There’s nothing better than a fresh, chewy, warm cookie right out of the oven … except, perhaps, for a cookie that is still chewy the next day!
Save it, pin it, make it. 🙂 ENJOY!