Apple Oat Cookies with Almond Butter Glaze

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Serves 24 • Total Time: 45 minutes • FODMAP rating: medium to high

Apples are in abundance this time of year, take advantage of them by making these delicious cookies. Guaranteed they’ll turn into a fall staple! These cookies stay fresh longer when refrigerated.

1 flax egg*
2½ cup oats
1 cup oat flour
2 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup honey or maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups apples, shredded or finely diced

Almond Butter Glaze
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup honey or maple syrup

Set the oven to 350℉.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together oats, oat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, add the applesauce, honey or maple syrup, flax egg, vanilla and shredded apples.
Slowly stir in dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Drop the batter onto the cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
While the cookies are baking, mix the almond butter and honey or maple syrup together.
After the cookies cool for 20 minutes. Drizzle the glaze on top of the cookies and serve.

*Don’t forget to preload on vegetables before you eat!
*To make a flax egg: Mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons cold water and set aside until gelled
*Nut-Free: Replace almond butter with granola butter (see week 6) or cookie butter
*FODMAP Swaps: Choose granny smith or pink lady variety apples for lower FODMAP content; choose maple syrup over honey or keep non-clover honey to 1 teaspoon and increase as tolerated

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