Have I told you that I have an apple tree? It lives on my front yard. Small children come and steal apples from it as I stare out at them in excitement that I can provide fresh food for the neighbourhood. I try not to look creepy, but something tells me that peering out from behind a curtain inside the house is not the way to go about this.
Don't leave now! I have something yummy to share!
|Apples from my apple tree|
As winter sets in, the fruits of
labour someone else’s hard work are falling to the ground and dwindling in
supplies. As I am a bit of a stickler for not wasting food, I realised that I
had to make something with all of these fallen apples and I had to do it quick.
I also did not want a lot of fuss. And I did not want it to be an overly
expensive production (like my $50 paleo no-bake mixed berry cheesecake, which was worth every penny).
Having a look at the ingredients in my cupboard, I decided I would attempt to
I’m not much of a cookie person. I find they are never as good as expected (unless you have the triple choc cookies from Subway in Tamworth. I have no idea what they did to those cookies, but damn they were good!). So I was pleasantly surprised when these cookies turned out as delicious as they did! So delicious that I have trouble stopping at 1! I hope you enjoy these little morsels of goodness as much as I do.
Coco-Apple Cookies (makes 15 cookies)
- 2 cups red apple, chopped (skin on)
- 1 cup dessicated coconut
- 1 cup raw almonds (activated, if you wish)
- 1T coconut oil, melted
- 1-3 tsp cinnamon (I have abnormally intense cinnamon at the moment, so only used 1tsp, but feel free to use more)
- A few grinds of vanilla bean powder (or ¼- ½ tsp vanilla powder; more if using vanilla extract)
- 3 eggs
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees C
- Prepare a baking/cookie tray with baking paper
- Add all ingredients, except eggs, to a food processor and blend for a few seconds until ingredients are combined (they do not have to be smooth – lumps and chunks are fun, if you’re a texture-lover like me!)
- Combine this mixture with the eggs in a mixing bowl and mix well
- Spoon out dollops of mixture (about 1T each) and place on cookie tray. Use the back of a fork to spread the mixture out into more of a “pattie” shape
- Bake until set – about 20-30mins (check at 20 – dry cookies suck)
And in case you can't figure out whether or not to eat the cookies….
|Image via Alex Hayward, Pinterest|
That's all today. Nice and short! Be kind to yourself, and others (hint hint – share your cookies!). x