Slightly crunchy, a little salty, it has the chew factor, it has texture, a little bit of sweet offered up by the dried fruits, and a teeny bit of heat.
This particular recipe is an adaptation of the Rocky cookie which tastes a bit more tropical and uses no peanut butter.
This particular recipe is based on the Weight Watchers version of an apple crumble pie, so it’s a bit leaner on the butter use than a typical pie. I subbed in whole wheat pastry flour for white, and I chose to use dark brown sugar in the crumble because of its intensity of flavor.
This cookie is hearty. It can be made with every ingredient in the list, or only a few of them. You can play with combinations for flavor such as pumpkin and walnut, or chocolate and cherries, or sunflower and raisin. Personally, I love to have a little bit of dark chocolate, lots of different fruits (prune, fig, raisin, cranberry), some wheat berries, a mixture of flours (barley and whole wheat)- a little bit of everything.
This cookie is similar to a morning glory muffin–packed with fiber, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and warm spices.
Rich and dark sugar profile, chunks of bittersweet chocolate, hints of espresso, and bits of crunchy, salty pretzel.
This recipe is reminiscent of fall with the use of fresh apples and cinnamon, but hearty for winter with those steel-cut oats. It’s not too sweet at all, just the sweetness of the apples and raisins, really.
For me, it’s all about the walnuts. The cinnamon raisin addition doesn’t hurt either.
Basic oatmeal cooks.