When a late night craving strikes for cookies, try these quick, healthy, and simple treats. These aren’t crispy I hesitate to call them cookies. It’s like making a pizza with a cauliflower crust. It is really pizza? It’s about setting expectations.
Still, these are good. Like a warm bowl of oatmeal in cookie-form. Just like oatmeal, the best part is this recipe is endlessly adaptable. Add in dark chocolate chips and that satisfy that chocolate sweet tooth. Try nuts. Or dried fruit. Or a little whole grains.
Don’t be afraid to customize. This recipe is a rough template. You can customize with different add-ins or even fruit (try pumpkin puree instead of applesauce).
The maple syrup can be swapped out for honey or another sweetener of your choice, I just found the unsweetened applesauce a little too bland on its own.
This is great to make with kids and a good afterschool (or homeschool) snack that will fill them up without loading up on sugar.