Who doesn’t love cinnamon apple oatmeal? Not this gal. It’s always been my favorite flavor when it comes to a nice hot bowl of cooked old fashioned whole grain oats. I can’t help, but feel like I’m devouring a warm slice of apple pie. And that’s why this cookie is so good! My soft cinnamon apple protein cookies fools you into thinking you’re eating something indulgent, so it satisfies sweet cravings. That feeling of satisfaction is then heightened because you’ll soon remember this cookie is actually good for you. I couldn’t be any happier that my dream for an “apple pie-like” protein cookie is reality now.
May I suggest warming these soft cinnamon apple protein cookies at all times? While you’ll refrigerate the remaining ones, a quick 10-second whirl in your microwave is plenty to make them feel like they’re fresh out of the oven. And I won’t judge if you decide to have it with a side of ice cream. I’ve been tempted. Maybe that means I should just purchase some Arctic Zero already. I hear their ice cream is amazingly delicious and healthy, so I won’t feel guilty having more than one serving.
Anyways, make sure to scroll down for the recipe. If you’re feeling like another healthy treat, take a peek at last week’s rawnola.
- 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 cup old fashioned whole grain oats
- pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp stevia
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Scoop mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Each mound will be approximately a heaping tablespoonful.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cookies can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature after cooling on a rack. Store extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator.