Apple Butter Flax Seed Cookie | A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss

Apple Butter Flax Seed Cookie


Originally posted 2010-06-30 20:17:53.

Long live the “potty cookie!”

  • 2tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3tbsp flax seed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup apple butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Pre-heat your oven at 350 degrees. Mix your wet ingredients together in one bowl, except for the milk. Mix your dry ingredients together in another bowl. Slowly pour your dry ingredients into your wet ones, and then pour the milk over the top. Mix together, and stir until you get a good thick mixture. Form your inch high cookie balls, and line them up on your non-stick pan (if you don’t have non-stick, that’s ok – you’ll just have to use a little extra oil to keep your cookies from sticking. Just use the oil to grease the pan a bit.)

Bake for approx 15mins, or until you gauge that the cookies aren’t raw on the insides. Before you know it, pow – yummy cookies that have plenty of fiber in them and good stuff for your tummy!

No, you may not eat the entire batch!

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She now lives in New York with her family, and is working on her 4th, 5th and 6th certificates.


  1. Rita

    July 1, 2010 at 6:11 AM

    Thanks Erika! I’m putting the ingredients on the shopping list and looking forward to trying the recipe this weekend.

    Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

    • Erika

      July 1, 2010 at 7:59 AM

      Yes! Tell me how it goes! :)

  2. Sarah

    July 1, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    They sound delicious! What’s the oven temperature? I didn’t see that listed anywhere.

    • Erika

      July 2, 2010 at 9:50 AM

      Whoops! 350!

  3. Sarah

    July 3, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    @Erika: Thanks so much! I have a lot of flaxseed that I’m trying to incorporate into my eating plan, and I also have some homemade apple butter in my fridge, so this recipe came st the perfect time!

    • Erika

      July 5, 2010 at 7:45 AM

      Yes! I looooove homemade apple butter. Makes me want to go have a sandwich now, LOL!

  4. EmilyLovida

    July 27, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Whoa! How’d I miss this? Are the flax seeds still whole or milled? Or does it matter? (I have both in my cupboard, along w/ flax seed oil in the fridge. I’m a little obsessed :-) )

    • Erika

      July 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM

      They’re whole – milled ones don’t have the same amount of fiber in ’em.

      Perfectly “healthy” obsession. :)

  5. Erica

    September 13, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    I am trying this recipe ASAP. I love apple butter!!! I’m new the flax seed…but I will give it a try. :)

  6. Amora

    September 15, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    What will happen if I use the cold flaxseed oil from the fridge?

    • Erika

      September 15, 2010 at 7:10 PM

      In place of the flax seeds? It’s not the same effect – you need the actual seeds. :(

  7. kanguru

    October 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    How do you make apple butter? I haven’t seen it in the store and I wanted to make these for my holiday cookies! :)

  8. Sadiyah

    February 1, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    I made these cookies last night I really enjoyed them I use milles flax seed because that was all I had but the were still very good my baby girl loved them.

  9. Vicx

    April 6, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    I haven’t seen apple butter in years. Can applesauce be a substitute?

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      April 6, 2011 at 4:14 PM

      Yeah, but you can also always make your own apple butter, especially since the apple butters I see in the stores nowadays have high fructose corn syrup in ’em.

  10. Karen G

    May 14, 2011 at 2:40 PM


    Can you give us the recipe for apple butter? Also, what about peanut butter? Do you have a brand/type that you prefer? There are so many to choose from and the ones I have tasted without sugar are not very tastey. Any suggestions?

  11. Bannef

    May 19, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    I am definitely going to try these, but a couple websites I’ve been to suggested that flax seeds should be ground first since most you eat whole go out whole as well. (Hey, if we’re talking about pooping…) Do you grind yours? I don’t have a coffee grinder, so it might be time to find my friend’s old mortar and pestle…

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      May 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM

      I find that the least ground-up they are, the stronger they are in the cookie (and in your system.) Just sayin’. LOL

  12. Tracey

    June 1, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    I made the cookies tonight and they are DELICIOUS!!!

  13. TLS

    July 31, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Just made a batch. OMG! They are de-li-cious!!! I am a sweets girl, cookies, cakes, all types of pastries and have not had any baked sweets in at least a month since finding the site and starting clean eating. These cookies are just the occasional treat I have been hoping to find so I can stay on track. Awesome recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • kimsy

      October 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

      I made a batch of these tonight, and they are delicious. But they came out in a cakey, bready texture. I followed the instructions and the ingredient list. I’m not complaining, I like the cookies. But are they supposed to come out bread-like? Just curious.

  14. Whitley Brooks

    October 30, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    I cannot WAIT to make these cookies. A healthy treat that serves a bigger purpose!

    Could you share your apple butter recipe?

  15. Starry

    January 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    These sound gorgeous! I do have a question though – I live in the UK and have never heard of apple butter (I had to google it!). I wondered if you have a recipe for it – even if it is a link to another website or something – because I’m a little unsure how to go about finding a good recipe, mainly because I have no clue what the end result will even look like, nevermind how it will taste! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us!

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      January 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM

      Here’s the recipe I use to make mine, but I use granny smith apples and add, maybe, a fourth of a cup of honey to get it done.

  16. Curlsz

    May 16, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    I use flax meal or make sure the seeds are ground as whole seeds tend to show up in the potty later 😉

    Have you tried almond or coconut flour, I love it! I thought all purpose flour was refined???

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      May 17, 2012 at 9:40 AM

      Not all brands, and it depends on how we’re defining “refined.” Almond and coconut flours don’t have gluten, and wouldn’t stick together the way they should for a recipe like this.

  17. Candice

    September 28, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Just wanted to post my response to these damn cookies! they are the bomb. Erika, thanks so much for the recipe. i don’t think i will make them often because they are irresistible.

  18. stephanie

    October 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    erica since I have a problem with going could I eat one a day to help me go!!! I was eating fiber one bars and they helped me go but they have all the stuff im done with so will these cookies effect me losing eeight if I eat one a day or at least every other day?

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      October 4, 2012 at 9:56 AM

      If you have a problem with going *consistently* then you need to add more veggies to your daily intake. Seriously. Not processed, not canned, not in a TV dinner… just frozen or fresh, sauteed lightly. Try that and see if it doesn’t help you out.

  19. Briggitta

    December 10, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    Hi Erika,
    Long time follower ,first time poster :-)
    Can the apple butter be omitted?
    I live in South Korea, and most of the ingredients used to make your own apple butter is either not available here or it is way to expensive (four apples are $5 !!).
    I would love to make this ,as I have increased my fruit and veg intake,but yet not much luck in the bathroom !

    • Erika Nicole Kendall

      December 10, 2012 at 1:11 AM

      You’d definitely need the apple. You might get away with using applesauce instead?

      • Briggitta

        December 10, 2012 at 7:17 AM

        No apple sauce either! Will have to wait until Feb , when I am stateside again .Thanks!

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