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Caramelized Apple Oatmeal Cookies [Healthy, Vegan, Gluten Free] - These caramelized apple oatmeal cookies are like apple pie in breakfast form (but are great for dessert too)! They're vegan, gluten free, and healthy, and are super easy to prepare.

Caramelized Apple Oatmeal Cookies [Healthy, Vegan, Gluten Free]

These caramelized apple oatmeal cookies are like apple pie in breakfast form (but are great for dessert too)! They're vegan, gluten free, and healthy, and are super easy to prepare.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine Universal
Servings 14

Ingredients
  

caramelized apples

  • 1 large apple cubed
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

cookies

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds or flaxseed meal
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions
 

caramelized apples

  • Heat a small pan to 75% heat with the oil. Once heated, add the apples and maple syrup and cook down until softened and caramelized. Set aside to cool.

cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix the chia seeds in water and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the chia seeds mixture (which should have gelled), applesauce, oil, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Fold in the dry ingredients: oat flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, then the caramelized apples.
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons of batter on your prepared baking sheet, or use a cookie scoop. Flatten the cookies in a circle using a spoon.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack or enjoy immediately.