I think these could quite possibly be my new favorite cookie.
Would you believe by looking at these that they are made from ingredients like whole wheat flour, rolled oats, fresh blueberries, unsweetened applesauce and some standard baking ingredients. Aside from the sugar this recipe does not include anything like butter, oil or shortening to create these soft and chewy cookies.
I wanted to create a fairly healthy cookie for me kids to enjoy as a treat. I think this one comes pretty close to it.
If you were to ask someone if you could taste the applesauce in these cookies I bet they couldn’t. The key is to use unsweetened applesauce which creates the texture but doesn’t add that extra sweetness as in sweetened applesauce. The end result is a soft, cake like cookie that have texture from the rolled oats and bursting with fresh blueberries. A treat perfect with a glass of milk.
Do you like blueberries as much as I do? If so, check out some more blueberry recipes:
Whole Wheat Blueberry Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies
Makes: 3 dozen
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.
In a medium bowl combine flour, rolled oats, baking powder and salt and set aside.
Using an electric mixer stir together applesauce, white sugar, brown sugar until combined. Stir in egg followed by vanilla extract. Gradually mix in dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in blueberries.
Drop tablespoons size portions onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheet and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.