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Three Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies with Applesauce

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These Three Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies with applesauce are fast, easy, and delicious. These cookies make a great after-school snack or dessert that the whole family will love. You can also use this as an opportunity to teach your kids about healthy eating and baking.

Who doesn’t love a good cookie? Well, maybe not everyone, but if you do and you have 3 ingredients to spare, then this easy recipe will be right up your alley! I promise it doesn’t get much easier than this.

Oatmeal Cookies with Applesauce

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Ingredients Needed For Three Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies:


How To Make Three Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

1. Line the baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Then preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Put applesauce and oats in a large bowl. Mix together until oats are wet, evenly distributed, and uniform. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.

3. Scoop a 1.5 tbsp ball of dough using a cookie scoop and form it into a disk by hand. Place them on a baking sheet spaced 2 inches apart and flatten them to about 1/2 inch thick. Once the cookies are shaped, they will stay that way as they are baked, so you can form them as needed until they are how you want them to be.

4. Let cookies bake for about 16 minutes. When the cookies are done, you should be able to take them off the baking sheet in one whole piece. Allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes before eating. Enjoy!

Why You’ll Love These Cookies

  • Only 3 simple ingredients you probably already have!
  • Quick and easy process
  • Tastes fantastic
  • Recipe can be doubled for crowds
  • You can freeze leftovers

How Long Do Oatmeal Cookies Last?

Cookies will stay fresh for up to 2 days if stored in an airtight container at room temperature or for up to 3 months in the freezer. 

What Kind of Applesauce Do I Need To Use?

Choose unsweetened applesauce over regular or sweetened because they have fewer calories and won’t make the cookies overly sweet. If you do go with sweetened applesauce, they may seem too sweet when combined with the chocolate chips. 

What Kind of Oats Do I Need?

For this recipe, you should use quick oats. Most oatmeal cookies need old fashioned oats, but because these cookies only require 3 ingredients, they need minute oats. The only liquid is the applesauce, and rolled oats won’t be able to absorb the liquid properly and will end up making them super dried out. 

Can I Make These Oatmeal Cookies Sugar Free?

Yep! You should already be using unsweetened applesauce; then you can swap the mini chocolate chips for some sugar free chocolate chips. They will taste just as fabulous but will have much less sugar. 

Can I Double This Recipe?

Absolutely! You’ll just need to double all of the ingredients and use multiple baking sheets. You can make as many batches as you need. I recommend placing the cookie dough in the fridge when you aren’t actively baking it, so it doesn’t get too warm.

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Three Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies with Applesauce

Three Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies with Applesauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

Easy oatmeal cookies that you will probably have all the ingredients for in your pantry!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add applesauce and oats. Mix with a spoon until evenly combined and all oats are moistened. Stir in the mini chocolate Chips
  3. Use a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop and scoop dough balls, placing them onto a prepared baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. Using the back of your hand, press down on dough balls to form thick round disks (about 1/2 inch thick). The cookies will not spread or change shape during baking so shape them as needed until they are how you want them to be.
  4. Bake cookies for about 16 minutes or until they are set. You should be able to lift the cookie off of the sheet in one piece when they are done. Let cookies cool before removing and eating for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days or in the fridge or freezer for longer.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 109Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 35mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 2g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

 
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