BM #98 Week 1 Day 1 - 

Welcome to another edition of Blogging Marathon. This week I shall showcase recipes which are scaled down for just 2 servings as the theme is 'Cooking for two'.

After I signed up for this theme, I realized that it is a huge task for me to cook for just two without any leftovers. I took up this challenge and tried making these applesauce cookies for just two people. The oatmeal fans at home are just my little one and me. 

This idea of using applesauce in the cookies was given by my little one. She loves these Oatmeal banana cookies and when I asked her for new healthy cookie ideas, she immediately replied that I could make the same cookies with applesauce.

These cookies turned out so good - a little tart, a little sweet. I didn't want to add extra sugar and these turned out surprisingly flavorful.

My little one later on said that I should have made more cookies and frozen for later :).

Ingredients - 

Rolled Oats 1/4 cup
Apple 1 medium size
Lime/Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Almonds 7-8
Chocolate Chips 1 Tbsp

Note - A typical serving of Rolled oats would be 2 Tbsp.
  Method Of Preparation -

Coarsely Crush the rolled oats and set aside.

Wash, peel and grate the apple into a microwave safe bowl.

Add a teaspoon of lime juice and mix well.

Cook the grated apple in the microwave for about 3 minutes in 45 second increments or until the apple sauce reaches a saucy consistency. Allow it to cool. 
[I did not let it cool and so the chocolate chips I added melted and got mixed into the batter :)]

Add the coarsely crushed rolled oats and coarsely crushed almonds to the applesauce.

Add in the chocolate chips and gently mix.

Divide the mixture into 4-tablespoon portions and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Pat each of them to resemble a flat cookie.

Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes.
[I used a countertop oven which doesn't need to be preheated but if using the regular oven, please preheat the oven to 400 °F.]

Enjoy the cookies with a glass of freshly squeezed Orange Juice.


Preparation Time 5 minutes + Baking time 10 minutes
Serves 2


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Awesome one Harini, and it's fantastic that you took up this challenge and gave the scaled downed measurement. I was so fascinated when I thought of this theme as it's so hard for me to just cook for 1 or 2. So looking forward to reading your recipes.

  3. Sugar free is a huge attraction ! Seriously Harini , the recipe sounds absolutely amazing ! Would love to try them .

  4. Srividhya Says:
  5. I love that tart and sweet flavor. These cookies are very inviting and I love the fact that its sugar-free.

  6. What an interesting recipe! I like of use of fresh made applesauce. Must have tasted great with the oatmeal and chocolate.

  7. Heathy cookie..I lalways love to bake with oats..oats and apple a yummy combination together..

  8. Narmadha Says:
  9. Lovely combination of oats and apple in cookies. Agree with you it's so difficult to come up with measurements for just two. I was thinking single serving dishes only for this theme

  10. These cookies look so good Harini. Cooking for two is a challenging work but we learn in a while. I made similar cookies last week and the were so good. Need to try your applesauce version.

  11. sushma Says:
  12. Wow such s healthy cookies. Good one

  13. Pavani Says:
  14. Cookies looks very healthy and delicious, that too with sugar free. These days I also started using oats in baking and I loved it . One more recipe for my cookbook. Thanks for sharing.

  15. preeti garg Says:
  16. I never tried such type of cookies.. looks so healthy and tasty.

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