Oatmeal Jam Cookies

Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Freshly Grated Nutmeg

What is better this time of year than the comfort of cookies and tea? Add in oatmeal to the mix and you have a great wintertime cookie.

I have been trying to practice more calm in my life this month.  Refusing to get pulled in to the holiday craze, I am enjoying more tea time, with little healthy bites, walks and talks and enjoying the blessings in my life.

Here is a recipe I have learned about at a veg class last month.  Perfect with your favorite cup of tea:

Oatmeal Jam Cookies:

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1-2 Tbsp freshly ground flax seed
  • 1 3/4 cups regular oatmeal, ground to coarse
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup quick oatmeal, NOT ground
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • jam, thick and old-fashioned (boysenberry, blackberry, or raspberry)
Oats

Oats

Mix together all of the ingredients except jam. Roll cookies into golf size balls. Then press balls into a  cookie shape  and with thumb or spoon make a small indentation in the center of each cookie. Spoon jam into indentation. Place cookies on lightly greased baking sheet and place in oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until slightly brown.

Enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea or dunk in your favorite nut milk for a tasty, healthy treat.

Happy holidays,

Rhonda

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