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!
The recipe is really easy and quick enough to whip up for breakfast or afternoon snack.
Start with your dry ingredients –
Don’t almost forget the baking powder like I did!
Chop up two peeled apples –
And add wet to dry – mix well.
Scoop out the batter with an ice cream scoop onto a greased cookie sheet
And bake for about 15 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Lightly grease large baking sheet.
- Peel and dice 2 medium apples.
- Combine dry ingredients.
- Combine wet ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix well.
- Fold in apples to mixture.
- Scoop mixture into mounds (I used an ice cream scoop!)
- Flatten mounds slightly before baking.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix all drizzle ingredients in a small bowl or jar.
- Allow cookies to cool slightly before adding drizzle to top!
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!