Hello, lovely readers! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you one of my absolute favorite recipes! These are No-Bake Oatmeal Apple Pecan Cookies. These scrumptious little bites not only taste amazing, but they’re also incredibly easy to make! Which is perfect for when you’re short on time or simply don’t feel like turning on the oven.
I first discovered the joy of no-bake cookies during a particularly sweltering summer when the thought of heating up my kitchen was unbearable. Ever since then, I’ve been experimenting with different flavor combinations and healthy ingredients.
And I must say, this oatmeal, apple, and pecan version is a real winner! They’re delightfully chewy and packed with natural sweetness, while the pecans add a nice crunch. Plus, with the wholesome ingredients used, you can feel good about indulging in these tasty treats. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this delicious no-bake cookie recipe!
Benefits of No-Bake Cookies
One of the best things about no-bake cookies is that they’re super easy and quick to make! You won’t need to preheat the oven, roll out dough, or worry about getting the perfect bake time.
Just mix the ingredients, shape the cookies, and let them set. In no time at all, you’ll have a delicious homemade treat ready to be enjoyed.
And since you’re not using the oven, they are a more eco-friendly choice. By skipping the baking process, you’re using less energy and, in turn, reducing your carbon footprint.
These No-Bake Oatmeal Apple Pecan Cookies are packed with wholesome and delicious ingredients. Let’s take a closer look at the stars of this recipe and learn about their benefits:
Oats are a fantastic source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They’re known to help lower cholesterol levels, improve digestion, and even aid in weight loss.
Oats are versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. From breakfast oatmeal to savory meals, and of course, our delightful no-bake cookies.
Apples bring natural sweetness and a pleasant crunch to these cookies. They’re also packed with essential nutrients. The soluble fiber in apples, called pectin, can help maintain a healthy gut, lower cholesterol, and regulate blood sugar levels.
Pecans are not only delicious, but they’re also incredibly nutritious. They’re an excellent source of healthy fats! Specifically monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can support heart health and help reduce inflammation.
Pecans also contain a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, vitamin A, and magnesium. The crunch they add to our no-bake cookies is simply irresistible.
Optional Add-ins and Substitutions
Feel free to get creative with this recipe! You can add other ingredients like dried cranberries, raisins, or chocolate chips to suit your taste preferences. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, you can easily make substitutions.
Just remember that changing the ingredients may affect the texture and taste of the final cookies, so be prepared to make adjustments as needed.
No-Bake Oatmeal Apple Pecan Cookies
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Apples, peeled and finely chopped
- 3 Cups Quick Oats
- 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
- Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir in salt, sugar, cinnamon and apples.
- Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in quick oats and pecans. If the mixture still seems like it won't stay together, you can add a few more oats.
- Lay out a sheet of wax paper and drop by tablespoonful onto the wax paper.
- Allow to harden by cooling for 30 minutes.
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