Late yesterday afternoon, Fuzz fell asleep in a chair by the kitchen. She looked so cute that I was inspired to make a nutritious cookie in her honor. I called these “muffin-top cookies” to set expectations…they’re cakey! Fuzz loved them and they’ve got enough protein and fiber to make a good snack or if you’re in a hurry, breakfast.
These aren’t vegan because of the egg and honey, but I think vegan egg substitute and maple syrup would work well as alternates.
Apple & Oat Muffin Top Cookies
1/4 cup (50 grams) packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons (45 ml) honey
1/4 cup (60 ml) oil
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
1 egg (medium or large)
1 teaspoon (5 ml) cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) baking soda
1/4 teaspoon plus an extra pinch (1 ml) salt
1/2 cup (100 grams) grated apple
1 1/4 cups (160 gram) white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup (40 grams) oats
1/4 cup (20 grams) whey protein powder**
3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
3 tablespoons raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Have ready a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Mix the brown sugar, honey, oil, vanilla, egg, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium size mixing bowl; Stir in the apple, then gently stir in the flour, followed by the oats. Stir in the protein powder and raisins if using – don’t overbeat.
Scoop tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle tops with pecans. Bake for 13 minutes or until edges are browned and cookies look “done”. Let cool on a rack.
Makes 16 cookies
**I haven’t tried omitting it, but I think you could omit the protein powder and add in 3 T. flour.
Mastercook Values for 1 cookie
(These values are from Mastercook and they seem fairly accurate because each cookie weighs a little over an ounce)
WITH NUTS AND RAISINS 136 Calories; 5g Fat (32.8% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber
WITHOUT NUTS 128 Calories; 4g Fat (29.4% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber
WITHOUT RAISINS 133 Calories; 5g Fat (34.3% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber