These delicious cookies are full of nuts, seeds, grain, fruit, fiber & flavor! There is some sugar in this recipe but the amount is much less than a regular batch of cookies. Also, you may use any kind of nut, dried fruit and seeds making substitutions and flavor combinations almost endless.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
1 teaspoon boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup apple sauce (click HERE to learn how to make your own apple sauce)
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
dash of allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup oats (I used old fashioned rolled oats)
1/4 cup raisins (you may substitute other dried fruit)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (you may substitute other seeds)
1/2 cup nuts (I used walnuts buy any other nut may be used)
1/8 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup rice flour (I used brown rice flour)
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup dried apples (again other dried fruit may be substituted)
In a small sauce pan over medium heat begin by melting & stirring together the butter, sugar & molasses (heat just until melted & combined). In a separate bowl combine the boiling water & baking soda & immediately add to the melted butter mixture (it will froth & sizzle). Add the apple sauce & stir (NO heat required for this step). This mixture should resemble the top left picture. Now add everything else except the fruit & nuts (in other words add the flours & spices). Finally add in the remaining fruit & nuts. Drop by tablespoon full onto a lined cookie sheet (see picture below).
Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for around 20 minutes or until desired doneness is achieved (I say "around" because it depends on your oven & whether it is gas or electric).
Remove from the oven & cool on drying racks (see picture below).
Serve & ENJOY!
Pretty Pintastic Party #97
Happiness is Homemade
Snickerdoodle Sunday #123
Turn It Up Tuesday
Tuesdays with a Twist
(Checkout this month's wonderful Sponsor!)
Cynthia from "ShorelineDesigned HANDMADE on Amazon"
Great Lakes stones & planet earth nautical jewelry - beautifully Handmade!
(click on the button below to visit her shop)
Find out more about this amazing artist CLICK HERE
Love granola and these little cookies look so hearty and good.ReplyDelete
Oooh, never tried anything like this, but looks delicious. Pinning and tweeting to share! Thanks for being a part of Snickerdoodle Sunday!ReplyDelete