Dairy-Free Apple Hermits Dairy-Free Apple Hermits

Author: Canadian Living

No one will miss the butter in these chewy, lightly spiced cookies.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007




In large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, applesauce, oil, egg, egg white and vanilla. Peel and grate apple; squeeze out liquid. Stir into applesauce mixture.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice; stir into applesauce mixture to make dough. Stir in dried apples, pecans and currants.

Drop by 1 tbsp (15 mL) onto 2 parchment paper-lined rimless baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 to 17 minutes, rotating and switching pans halfway through, or until light golden on bottoms and edges. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.

Glaze: In small bowl, whisk icing sugar with cinnamon; whisk in apple juice and vanilla to make thick glaze. Spread by scant 1/4 tsp (1 mL) onto each cookie. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 29 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 60.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 4 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g


  • Iron 3.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Calcium 1.0
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