Apple Oatmeal Cookies

These soft, cake-y cookies are bursting with apple and oats, perfect for snacking any time of day


  • 1 cup finely diced apple (approx. 1 medium apple)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter, cooled
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar, or rapadura sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line two trays with baking paper.

Combine oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add diced apples and toss to coat.

In a large jug, whisk together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir well.

Scoop heaped tablespoons of dough onto lined trays, leaving 2 cm between cookies. Flatten tops slightly.

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until golden on the edges. Cool on trays 1 minute, then move to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


Butter can be replaced with 1/2 cup olive oil, note that the cookies will be slightly softer the next day.

Cookies are just crisp on the edges and soft on the inside.

Recipes and images by Jennifer Jenner, for Aussie Apples

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