If you love apples and cookies but don’t want to eat flour or refined sugar, this recipe is for you. These delicious, chewy snacks are easy to make, lower in calories than traditional cookies, and downright delicious.
If you would like more apple recipes, see The Best Apple Recipes from Salads to Pies.
A Naturally Sweet Apple Cookie
These all-natural apple cookies get their delicious flavor by slow baking them in a conventional oven (on silicone mats with baking sheets) or using a food dehydrator.
Without flour or rising agents, they are dense and chewy—a perfect, satisfying snack.
Eat them as cookies or crumble them in a bowl and enjoy as a breakfast cereal with milk.
You can make them without added sugar or add some maple syrup for extra sweetness. The maple syrup is included in the nutritional analysis (below).
The recipe is easily adapted for different diets and allergies.Jump to Recipe
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To Adapt the Recipe
- For a gluten-free version, avoid grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
- For any other substitutions, just keep the volumes the same and use what you like (e.g. use walnuts instead of almonds or a combination in the same amount).
- You could also add dried blueberries, cranberries, mango or other fruit for extra sweetness.
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Unsweetened Apple Cookies (Flour-Free)
- 6 Apples medium or large
- 1/2 cup Almonds pecans, sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup Flax meal optional: wheat germ, oat bran
- 1/4 cup Maple syrup optional
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C).
- Core, peel, and grate apples with a cheese grater.6 Apples
- Finely chop nuts and seeds.1/4 cup Flax meal, 1/2 cup Almonds
- Combine all ingredients in large bowl and gently stir until sticking together and fully combined.1/4 cup Maple syrup, 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- Place large spoonfuls on non-stick sheets for oven or dehydrator and press down until about 1/3 inch thick.
- Bake in conventional oven for approximately 2-3 hours. Check every 15 minutes for desired final texture.
- Or, bake in dehydrator at 110°F (43°C) for approximately 9-10 hours.
- Store in airtight container up to one week or flash freeze and keep in freezer for 3 months.
- Crumble the cookies in a bowl and eat with milk of your choice as a breakfast cereal or snack.