I feel like with apples there are two associations. One, the famous maxim, "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away." Secondly, apples somehow equate to back-to-school. Although I've graduated university, this week I completed my first week of graduate school. Woo-hoo! It's kinda crazy to think I am balancing a job, graduate school, homework, cooking, and everything else I do. But I'm doing it. Food prep has been key to me recently since I want to maintain my healthy eating lifestyle even during my crazy schedule. My cousin recently sent me some Apple Maple Bourbon Jam from her local farmers market in Nashville, which inspired me to make some healthy thumbprint cookies. So thank you cuz for my first fall-inspired post!
VEGAN APPLE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
- 1 cup of oats
- 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons ground flax meal
- Apple Jam
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients together, except the jam. If the mix is a bit too runny, add more flax and oats.
- Using a cookie scooper, scoop out the mix onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Take your thumb and press about halfway into the cookie.. Fill with ½ teaspoon of jam. Repeat for the rest of the cookies
- Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the cookies begin to turn a golden brown.