Apple, Maple & Walnut Cookies
Recipe type: Sweet treat
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Serves: 15
A tender cookie with crispy edges, crunchy with walnuts and sweetened with maple syrup. Despite the apple and maple syrup they're only slightly sweet, so if you're a sugar monster, you might like to try adding a tablespoon of dark brown sugar to the mix (I have and it's delicious).
  • 75g rolled oats
  • 50g spelt flour
  • 25g wheatgerm
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • scraping nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 60g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 small eating apple
  • 75g maple syrup
  • 60ml groundnut oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and line two baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, wheatgerm, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the walnuts.
  3. In a separate bowl, grate the apple (I don't bother peeling) then add the maple syrup and oil.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  5. Scoop heaped tablespoons of the mixture onto your prepared trays, leaving space between each one as they will expand slightly as they bake.
  6. Bake 10 - 12 minutes until golden at the edges and still slightly soft in the middle. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the trays before storing in an airtight container.
Fresh from the oven these cookies are soft and tender. As they cool they will become crunchy, but eat within 24 hours as the moisture in the apple will make them start to soften again.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at