Ontario Apples and Almond Butter Whole Wheat Cookies
Alleviate stress and improve mood and concentration with these moist and decadent cookies. Ontario apples and rich dark chocolate nestled in a scrumptious whole wheat and almond butter batter to create a cookie that is as delicious as it is brain healthy. You won't believe these cookies are good for you, but more importantly, neither will the kids.
Makes about 4 dozen.
Variety Tip: For best results, use Ontario Empire or Gala apples.
|3/4 cup||butter||175 mL|
|1 1/4 cup||pure creamed honey||300 mL|
|1 1/2 cup||almond butter||375 mL|
|1 tsp||pure vanilla extract (optional)||5 mL|
|1||large sweet firm Ontario apple, cored, peeled and cut into small cubes||1|
|3 cups||whole wheat or spelt flour||750 mL|
|1/4 cup||ground flax||50 mL|
|1 tsp||baking soda||5 mL|
|1/2 tsp||salt||2 mL|
|1 cup||dark chocolate, chopped into small bits (minimum 70% cocoa)(can use 100 g bar)||250 mL|
Before you begin: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat butter, honey, eggs, almond butter and vanilla (optional). Stir in cubed apple.
In a separate bowl, add flour, flax, baking soda, salt and chocolate, mix using a fork.
Fold dry ingredients into bowl with wet ingredients until combined. Scoop a rounded tablespoon of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (a finger space apart). Bake for approximately 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Per serving (1 cookie):
148 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 16 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 4 g protein. % RDI: 2% calcium, 2% iron, 2% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C.