These Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies are easy to make, full of spices, applesauce and oatmeal. They’re perfect for breakfast on the go or your mid morning snack!
Well, hello there! Me again! Hubby and I are back from our 2 weeks holiday road tripping through France to Switzerland to go to the Laver Cup. Back to reality with a bump this week!
Before we get to these Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies, I want to talk about the most amazing weekend of my life.
I SAW ROGER FEDERER PLAY TENNIS LIVE!!!
It was just as amazing as I’d hoped it would be. I’ve wanted to see him play for so many years, I could not contain my excitement. The whole Laver Cup experience was so amazing, we both want to go next year! It was in Geneva this year, so not only was Roger playing, he was playing at home. All the players said they had never played with an atmosphere like there was in the stadium. It was electrifying. So loud, so into every point.
We cheered and cheered and watched Europe win for the third time. I lost my voice from screaming so loud in the final match. It went down to the wire this year and it really was all down to Sascha Zverev in the final match.
Roger had just won his match previously and hubby and I had thought about missing the final match if it was too late as we had to pack up to leave the next morning. However, it wasn’t too late and adrenaline got me through that final match. I know we would have regretted not staying.
My knee and back were horrifically painful after all the walking, stairs and uncomfortable seats, but I just had to grit my teeth as I had waited months to finally get to see all the players.
My husband also had a fantastic time, he will watch tennis if I put it on, but he’s not obsessed like I am. However, after the Laver Cup he asked to go again next year as he had such a good time. He got so into it, was whistling, cheering, clapping, into every point. It was sweet to see. He now loves Roger too haha!!
Next year it’s in Boston though… I SO want to go, but I’m terrified of flying and it’s a 7 hour flight. Although everyone says long haul is better as the planes ride the bumps better. I’ve only done short haul. I’m still scared, I have been known to burst into tears at take off as I’m so scared and I sit there listening to every noise, heart racing, squeezing hubby’s hand, asking him what every noise is.
I don’t want my fear to stop us having another fantastic weekend though, so I think we’re going to book it and then I’ll have to do it. I’ve always wanted to go to the states, it’s just the flying part.
I’m just thinking of all the makeup I can buy lol – so many brands we don’t get here!
Now, who wants cookies for breakfast? I know I do, so I decided to make these Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies. They are so easy to make, you can make a batch on Sunday and have breakfast for the week sorted.
You can add in nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or make them plain. I added raisins to this batch, but alone they are delicious too!
Now Autumn is here I’m craving all things spicy, apple and pumpkin filled, so I added spices and applesauce to these cookies. They are so hearty, full of flavour and moreish. I dare you to try and eat just one! It’s impossible!!
I usually use a mixture of white and brown sugar in my cookies, but I wanted the extra flavour that brown sugar gives, so I used all light brown sugar in these. It’s the first time I’ve used applesauce in cookies too and it won’t be the last! It adds a real depth of flavour to these soft and chewy cookies.
Hope you get to make these and love them as much as we do!
Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies
applesauce and oatmeal. They're perfect for breakfast on the go or your
mid morning snack!
- 1 stick (113g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup (225g) applesauce
- 2 cups (280g) plain/all-purpose flour
- 2 cup (160g) rolled oats
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup nuts, chocolate chips, raisins (around 85g), I used raisins
- No need to preheat the oven yet, the dough needs to chill. Place the butter and sugar into a large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Around 2 minutes on medium-high speed.
- Add in the egg, scraping the sides as necessary, and mix on medium speed until well incorporated, around 1 minute.
- Add in the applesauce. Place the flour, oats, spices, salt, bicarb, baking powder and whatever add ins you're using into a medium sized bowl. Stir briefly to combine, then tip into your egg/applesauce mixture.
- Mix on low until the dough comes together, then tip the dough back into the bowl you measured the flour into. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line 2 baking trays with grease proof paper/a silicone mat.
- Using a 1.5tbsp cookie scoop, place balls of dough 2 inches apart onto your prepared trays. Using a clean hand, gently press the balls of dough so they don't roll away. Don't completely flatten them, just a little squish!
- Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until golden around the edges and risen slightly. It's fine if they still look a little soft in the middle.
- Leave to cool on the trays completely before digging in!
- Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies will keep in an airtight container, at room temperature, for 5 days.