OK so the idea for this recipe came to me when I was strolling through the grocery store and I was in the peanut butter and jelly aisle. I saw some apple butter and something nudged me to get it.
At the time I didn’t really know what I would use it for, but had narrowed it down to at least cookies or muffins.
So, when the time came to make it I decided on cookies. BUT, as the mixture came together and I attempted to place it in cookie form on a cookie sheet I realized forming a ball shape seemed better.
I really wasn’t sure how this would turn out. I mean cranberries can have a bit of a tangy taste to them.
Despite their tangy taste, cranberries pack a host of health benefits.
When you bite into these bites (ha ha, get it?) you taste a combination of the apple butter AND cranberries, with just enough tang. I loved how they came out and hopefully you will, too!
This recipe makes 12-15 bites.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1/2 cup organic apple butter (I used Vermont Village)
- 2 cups oat flour (or 2 cups ground rolled oats)
- 2 tbsp ground chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a cookie/baking sheet or lay aluminum foil down.
- Place the cranberries, rolled oats (if you don’t have oat flour), and chia seeds in a blender. Pulse to break down and grind up. Note: it’s ok if every single ingredient doesn’t get ground up.
- Pour the ground up cranberries, oat flour, and ground chia seeds together in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add the apple butter and mix until all the ingredients are incorporated. Do not over mix.
- Form into balls and place on cookie/baking sheet.
- Bake 12-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool before serving.
Estimated nutrition facts based on 5 servings. 1 serving size = 3 bites
Calories: 228 Protein: 6g Fat: 4g Total Carbs: 43g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 14g Sodium: 1mg