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These fall-festive apple cookies are brought to you by my friend Jessica, who makes them for her kids’ breakfast. She came over one day and we made them together. Fresh outta the oven they are divine!

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The recipe is really easy and quick enough to whip up for breakfast or afternoon snack.

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Start with your dry ingredients –

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Don’t almost forget the baking powder like I did!

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Chop up two peeled apples –

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Prep your wet ingredients –

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And add wet to dry – mix well.

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Scoop out the batter with an ice cream scoop onto a greased cookie sheet

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And bake for about 15 minutes.

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For the drizzle, Jess introduced me to this peanut butter powder. I was initially hesitant and wanted to just thin out real peanut butter, but this is actually just peanuts – no defatting or weird processing.

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So we mixed it with some water and vanilla. You could add some sugar too if you wanted it sweeter, but we liked the contrast of the salty peanut drizzle on the sweeter cookies.

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These are much more of a soft muffin-like cookie than a crispy dessert cookie. Think of them as muffins in cookie shape – so kids will love them! They are best straight out of the oven too, as the apples will cause them to moisten a lot when stored in an air tight container. Still tasty, but a bit more challenging to eat.

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Apple Breakfast Cookies

Apple Breakfast Cookies with Peanut Butter Drizzle

Ingredients (A dozen cookies)

  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1.5 cups diced apple (2 medium apples)

For the drizzle

  • 3 tbsp JIF powdered peanut butter
  • 2.5 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • pinch Kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Lightly grease large baking sheet.
  3. Peel and dice 2 medium apples.
  4. Combine dry ingredients.
  5. Combine wet ingredients.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix well.
  7. Fold in apples to mixture.
  8. Scoop mixture into mounds (I used an ice cream scoop!)
  9. Flatten mounds slightly before baking.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, mix all drizzle ingredients in a small bowl or jar.
  12. Allow cookies to cool slightly before adding drizzle to top!
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And just for fun, I tried a microwave version too! I put a cookie dough scoop with more chopped apples in a bowl and microwaved it for about two minutes on 50% power – turned out great with some melted peanut butter on top!

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Gathered Eats And The Biggest Bruise Ever

October 8, 2015
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Our sun is back out and the skies are bright blue. We couldn’t wait to get outside! Breakfast on the deck – a super green smoothie with some Quaker Real Medleys granola on top. By the way, the answer to this question was smoothie!! Although it sure looked like pea soup to me. We hosted […]

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Smashed Avocado Salad Dressing

October 7, 2015
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This post is sponsored by Hass Avocados Avocados are one of my favorite foods, and they are a great way to get a creamy taste while packing a bunch of healthy monounsaturated fats into your lunch. They also contain eight percent of the daily value of fiber per serving and less sugar per serving than any other […]

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12 Months of Real Food: PUMPKIN!

October 6, 2015
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Remember the other week when I said I wasn’t quite ready for pumpkin-flavored everything? Boy, a few days sure can change things! It only made sense for the October edition of 12 Months of Real Food to be the one and only pumpkin!! Pumpkin is truly a nutrition powerhouse. It’s a fantastic source of beta carotene […]

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Super Soaker

October 5, 2015

Like much of the East Coast, we spent our weekend inside trying to stay dry. I was actually supposed to go to Charleston this weekend for a blog trip, but that was postponed due to the bad flooding there. Hope everyone is safe – and glad the hurricane decided to take a turn out to […]

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Good Days End With Pie

October 2, 2015
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See that ^^? Those are leaves turning yellow. HOW is it October already? Feels like ….mmm….September 1 to me. I put my overnight oats in the microwave to take the chill off. Long gone are the days of sweating over breakfast. These were made with Noosa Coconut – yummmm!! Topped with some crumbled Apple Breakfast […]

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Eats This Week

October 1, 2015
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Is it raining where you live? It’s been raining here for days and days and there’s more on the way. Umbrellas for all! Here are some food highlights from the first half of the week! Overnight oats with raspberries and peanut butter. Simple. Delicious. Lunch at Roots Natural Kitchen! I met a friend at this […]

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