Applesauce Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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I need to preface this post with the fact that even though I am touting these as breakfast cookies, they make great cookies for anytime of the day!  I love when I find a healthy cookie recipe.  It just feels good to be able to eat cookies and not worry about them being bad for you!  Your body will actually thank you for eating these yummies!

The inspiration for these cookies came from the following pin.

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Yum, those look good.  However, they have sugar and a couple other ingredients I don’t eat.  So, I decided to make some applesauce cookies using medjool dates and bananas as sweetener, and oats and almond meal to substitute for flour.  The result is a great sweet treat that is gluten and dairy free, yet tastes AMAZING!

Another plus, is that these cookies are really quite easy to make.  All you need are the ingredients and a blender, and you’ve got your batter ready to go!

APPLESAUCE OATMEAL BREAKFAST COOKIES

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 4-5 medjool dates
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats, divided
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Meal

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.) Place the bananas, dates, applesauce, and 1 cup of the oats in a blender.  Blend until smooth.

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3.) Add the cinnamon and almond meal, blend till combined.  Stir in the other cup of oats.

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3.) Drop by the spoonful onto the prepared baking sheet.  Place in the oven for 20 minutes.

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4.) Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes before removing from the pan.

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Enjoy! 🙂

 

Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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Oh. Wow.  This is a really simple slow cooker meal, but it is SO yummy and hearty!  It makes for an amazing meal!  On top of it’s awesome flavor, it is extremely good for you.  Some of the health benefits of some of the ingredients in this are explained in the following pins.

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Pretty awesome, huh?  Believe me, you will love this dinner. Plus, who doesn’t love a slow cooker meal?  Pretty much just dump and go – so simple!

SLOW COOKER APPLESAUCE CHICKEN WITH SWEET POTATOES

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 small sweet potatoes, washed, peeled, and cubed
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sea Salt to taste

Directions:

1.) Layer the sweet potato and the chicken in the slow cooker

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2.) In a small bowl, combine the applesauce, garlic powder, onion, and apple cider vinegar.  Poor over the chicken and sweet potatoes in the slow cooker.

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3.) Cook on low for 7-8 hours.

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4.) Spoon out individual chicken breasts to serve and top with the sweet potatoes.  Season with sea salt.

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Delicious! Enjoy! 🙂