Welcome to September’s Secret Recipe Club Group B reveal. I normally post with Group D, but due to a cancellation I was given the fun opportunity of posting TWO times this month. Not a problem since I’m always on the look-out for new and yummy recipes to add to my recipe box.

I was given the blog Samayalarai, which is written by the talented Jayasri. Her blog is filled with mouth watering Indian dishes, as well as healthier fare. She specializes in creating recipes that are egg-less. Of course with my sweet-tooth husband watching over my shoulder, he encouraged me to head to her dessert section. Wow, what a beautiful array of sweets she had. Her pictures do a great job of drawing you in and capturing your attention.

What with the gorgeous Fall-like weather we’ve been having lately though, I definitely wanted something to go along with that theme. I found it when I came across her Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies. The stores are starting to overflow with apples right now, and apple picking farms have opened to the public in my area, so these cookies got an automatic YES from me and my husband both.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

The only changes I made to the recipe were to switch the wheat germ out for flour since I didn’t have any in my pantry, added an egg to help bind the cookies better, and left out the chocolate chips so the apple flavor could shine through. Oh-My-Goodness my house smelled fantastic while these babies were baking. The addition of fresh green apples made the cookies so soft, and gave them a sweet tartness that put them over the top in taste. While the middles were chewy and soft, the edges were just slightly crispy. Perfect! Remember that old saying of, “An apple a day keeps the Dr. away”? What a delicious way of eating that apple, in cookie form! :)

For more information on the Secret Recipe Club, including a list of participating bloggers, featured recipes from members, and instructions on how to join visit the Secret Recipe Club website

Check out my previous Secret Recipe Club posts: English Muffin Bread, Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, Fresh Strawberry Pie with Shortbread Crust, Cherry Delight Breakfast Cake, Sweet Potato Crepes, Peanut Butter Popcorn, Peanut Butter Banana Muffins, Corn Chowder

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced small
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a generous pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Peel and dice the apple into a bowl. Toss with lemon juice and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until fully combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • In a seperate bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add to the creamed butter mixture and mix on low until fully combined. Stir in the walnuts and apple pieces.
  • Place heaping tablespoons of the cookie dough onto your parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until light golden brown. Allow to cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.

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April is a dedicated wife and almost empty-nester mother of five, as well as Mamaw to two adorable grandbabies. She resides in Southern Indiana, along with her husband Joe and their daughter Melissa, and enjoys the quite life on their 3 acre homestead. She enjoys blogging about her adventures in frugal allergy-free cooking, gardening, household tips, and her family.
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20 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Julie – My daughter was skeptical when she seen I was putting chopped apple in the cookie batter. She quickly changed her mind after she sampled one though. It was a great change of pace.

  2. Thank you for sharing your recipes.I too i'm a cook,baker/ book writer.In process of publishing my cancer cookbook.IN memory of my late dad.But i can't seem to find anyone to help me publish this book.Foods from around the world.and family and friends cookbook,fundraising to make enough money to publish.ITS hard on me because i;m handycap i can't stand for along time,but i try when i feel good i bake lots of goodies,yummy foods.I love trying new recipes.BUT I TRY REALLY HARD.(HAPPYCOOKDIVA)MARIA


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