These healthy Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies bake up soft & warm, with little bits of baked apple throughout. If you appreciate minimal ingredients, then I think you are going to love these quick and easy breakfast cookies made with only 4 ingredients!
Inspired by these 4 ingredient Chocolate Chip + Banana + Oatmeal Bites, I thought I’d try something for the autumn season, and what better than a classic combination of apples & cinnamon!
They are simply delicious and so easy to put together. They can be ready for your immediate enjoyment in about 30 minutes, and can be stored for later. They make for a great grab-n-go snack!
I’ve made these cookies quite a few times now. Initially I made them with just 3 ingredients, omitting the sugar in the mixture and just adding a sprinkle on top before baking. I found them to be pretty good this way, but they were not very sweet at all. For that reason I decided to add sugar, making them a 4 ingredient cookie that is perfectly sweetened throughout. But if you really want to keep the ingredients to a minimum, I suggest playing around with the sugar measurement until you find the amount that suits your taste. You may even like to use pure maple syrup as your sweetener. I tried it myself and it works well!
If you don’t have an apple on hand, these are just as great without the diced apple!
Once you have your mixture to your liking, scoop out well-rounded, heaping tablespoons full and place on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with a little extra sugar over each mound if you like.
Once baked and cooled a bit, they are ready to be devoured. These are best served warm. Pair with a cup of morning coffee or glass of non-dairy milk.
Treat your family, and yourself, to a batch of flavorful, wholesome breakfast cookies!
CHUNKY APPLE-CINNAMON OATMEAL BREAKFAST COOKIES
Only 4 ingredients but full of flavor, these healthy breakfast cookies are best served warmed from the oven.
- 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (quick-oats or combo is ok too)
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 apple, cored and diced
- 1/4 cup organic sugar, + more for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment, a silpat, or lightly grease with oil.
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the oats, applesauce, cinnamon, mix well to combine. Prepare the apple, letting the mixture set a few minutes. Add the apple and mix again.
Using a tablespoon measurer, scoop out well-rounded mounds of the mixture, making sure to gently pack it with your fingers, place on cookie sheet. If these aren’t packed well enough they may have a tendency to fall apart. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with sugar, this last step is optional.
Place cookie sheet in the oven, on middle rack, and bake for 17 – 20 minutes.
Let cool a few minutes and enjoy!
Makes about 16 – 18 cookies. Store, covered, for up to 3 days.
For the apple, use your favorite, green or red. I used a Fuji apple here. If you don’t have an apple on hand, these are just as great without the diced apple!
Add in 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts for nuttiness and extra nutrition.
If you happen to use sweetened applesauce, omit the sugar in the mixture or they may be too sweet.
Replace the sugar with pure maple syrup if you prefer.