Friday, March 18, 2016

Granola Cookies - Full of Healthy Flavor ( #Recipe )

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo DSCF7732_zpslhiexnur.jpg

Granola Cookies

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.

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo DSCF7725_zpsmxpnro4z.jpg  by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo DSCF7726_zps89wqb4z9.jpg

Printable Recipe

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).

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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).

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Serve & ENJOY!

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Linked to:
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Happiness is Homemade
Snickerdoodle Sunday #123
Turn It Up Tuesday
Tuesdays with a Twist
Wonderful Wednesday
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  1. Love granola and these little cookies look so hearty and good.

  2. Oooh, never tried anything like this, but looks delicious. Pinning and tweeting to share! Thanks for being a part of Snickerdoodle Sunday!


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