Apple & Raisin Cookies (GF)

Summer holidays mean children begging for snacks all hours of the day. We try to keep it healthy with things like fruit, carrot stick with hummus, oatcakes with peanut butter etc but every now and then they’ll want a cookie (and, admittedly, so will I). These deliciously moist apple & raisin cookies are refined sugar free and sweetened with cinnamon and honey. My boys love them so much, they never last very long when I make them.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup plain gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp shredded psyllium husks (optional, but helps bind the cookies)
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a grating of fresh nutmeg or a pinch or ground nutmeg
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup runny honey
  • 1 large apple, cored and grated (you can leave the skin on)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C (fan oven 160C)
  • In a bowl, mix the oats, flours, psyllium husks, baking powder, spices and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and mix with the vegetable oil, vanilla and honey.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold in until just combined, don’t over mix.
  • Fold in the grated apple and raisins.
  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, and spoon on a tablespoon of the mixture at a time, flattening it slightly. Make sure the cookies have enough space in between them, or they will all merge in to one when they bake! You may need to use two trays.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden.
  • Carefully transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

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Apple & Raisin Cookies (GF)
 
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9 Comments on Apple & Raisin Cookies (GF)

  1. Claire
    4 July 2019 at 11:22 am (5 months ago)

    These look delicious. I’m really going to focus on diet, health and exercise this summer.

    I definitely think these will be popular in our house

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  2. Kelly
    5 July 2019 at 8:19 am (5 months ago)

    Oh I’m going to bookmark this recipe and try it looks so good.

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  3. Rachael
    5 July 2019 at 11:23 am (5 months ago)

    Gosh, they look so tasty. I love that they’re refined sugar free but I did have to Google what psyllium husks are!

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  4. Sonia
    5 July 2019 at 1:47 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh these look so good! I love oat and raisin cookies and think having apple in them too would just be amazing.

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  5. Mandi Morrison
    5 July 2019 at 4:38 pm (5 months ago)

    I love apple flavour in any cooking. These cookies sound absolutely delicious!

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  6. Sabina Green
    5 July 2019 at 5:43 pm (5 months ago)

    Yummy, how good do these look? I forsee a baking project in the school holidays!

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  7. Alexandra Cook
    6 July 2019 at 3:00 pm (5 months ago)

    I love finding new recipes to try. And this one looks so delish that my kids would add this on their favorites.

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  8. Anosa
    7 July 2019 at 6:35 pm (5 months ago)

    These look absolutely yummy and ever so easy to make

    Reply
  9. Playdays and Runways
    9 July 2019 at 3:28 pm (4 months ago)

    These look and sound delicious. I want to do some baking over the summer with the boys so will give this a go.

    Reply

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