They are breakfast cookies, so don't expect dessert. ( although if you don't eat much sugar and you are craving something sweet after a meal with a cuppa tea these would probably hit the spot! ) Adding 1 c of raisins and 1 c of nuts would turn these into a more traditional cookie.
I make these for breakfast and a quick energy snack on the go.
Just a note, this recipe contains psyllium husk. I used it as a binder and to improve the mouth feel since there is no fat in these babies.
I have been experimenting with the husk because I have it on hand and because when you cook flax seeds, you are killing the Omega 3 benefits. Psyllium has been working pretty well so far, but I don't think it would be a great stand in for flax in a more traditional dessert like a vanilla cake. If you have experience baking with psyllium, I'd love to know your thoughts!
Apple Breakfast Cookies
3 c pulsed apples ( around 5 apples )
1 c hot white beans
1 c water ( if using sweetener reduce water by 2 3 T )
1 t vinegar
Very scant ½ t stevia or ½ cup sweetener
1/8 t cloves
1/8 t nutmeg
1 T cinnamon
2 T psyllium husk
2 c old fashioned oats
1 t baking powder
Pre-heat over to 375
Method: Pulse apples in a food processor, set aside in large mixing bowl. Puree white beans, add to bowl. Add water to food processor and pulse to get everything off the sides, add to bowl. Now add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Drop by ¼ c scoops onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake for 20-30 minutes* or until the top seems very firm. Allow cookies to cool before eating. They will be better the next day.
Yield 24 cookies
*I think my oven is off because I didn’t anticipate having to bake these for so long, so check them after 15 minutes.
They have a great texture and like I said earlier, walnuts and raisins would be a great addition. I worked out the nutritional information per cookie:
1 g natural fat
8 g carbs
1.8 grams protein
1.8 g fiber
So, you could two cookies for a 100 calorie snack!
My son likes to put peanut butter on his for more calories and nutrition.