Healthy Oatmeal Cookies!

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I made you healthy oatmeal cookies! Just because I try to eat healthy doesn’t mean I stopped loving cookies. One of my favorite recipes before I started eating healthy was my grandmother’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. The original recipe called for processed flours and processed sugars.  These healthy oatmeal cookies are much better for you.  So have a couple. :)

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I loaded mine up with spices so that I would need to add very little sugar.  Did you know that spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla make foods appear sweeter than they are.  It’s like a trick of the senses or something.

Official taste tester/beater cleaner.  :) What were some of your favorite cookies?

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies!

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 18 Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies!

The taste of the traditional recipe, with healthier ingredients!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl.
  • Mix dry in another.
  • Add wet to dry.
  • Fold in chips.
  • Bake on a lined baking sheet or greased pan for about 13-15 minutes or until edges come out lightly browned.
  • These are so good that I eat at least 3 of them when they first come out of the oven. So does Meadow.
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54 thoughts on “Healthy Oatmeal Cookies!

  1. I’m new to this whole food cooking/baking & i had a craving for cookies (I have a BIG sweet tooth) so i decided to made these. We also had company over with pretty picky taste, so just in case i had “back up cookies” (regular chocolate chip/not healthy!) as well. We all tried these first & everyone loved them. They didn’t even touch the unhealthy cookies & i ended up tossing them out! these are very simple to make & tasty. I used white whole wheat flour instead of spelt. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes & for making it SO much easier to eat healthy even with a sweet tooth!!

    1. Awesome! I have a huge sweet tooth as well. Have you tried the No Bake Cookie Dough Bites yet? Those totally satisfy my sweet craving. :)

  2. I cannot tell you how much I love and appreciate your site. My family and I are just beginning our journey to better health. There is so much misinformation out there. I’m sure it takes a lot of time to try new things and do all the research you do. I really appreciate you helping us all to benefit from your hard work!

    1. I am so happy you are liking the blog. The whole reason I started it was to inspire others. Glad I can help you and your family. :)

    1. It’s a form of wheat. It supposedly contains less gluten than whole wheat. I like it because it doesn’t taste as bitter as whole wheat does. Lately, I have been using white whole wheat in my recipes. Feel free to use that if you want.

  3. I was just going to make your honey nut breakfast cookies (again!), but I think I might try these instead!! Thanks so much for the greatest recipes :)

  4. I made these cookies this evening and they are delicious! I recently discovered your blog and I love all the information and recipes you post! Thanks so much!

  5. I just made these and expected them to be a little too spicy for me but they were really good. I used oat flour instead of spelt flour, didn’t add the apple sauce, used agave instead of maple syrup (only because that is what I had -or didn’t have- in my pantry today) and they still turned out as yummy as ever. I really like your site, as well. Thanks! :)

  6. Just made these – pregnancy craving! Only changes I might make next time – perhaps add a touch more sweetness (I am not a huge fan of super sweet cookies, but I found the bitterness of the carob might need a bit more sweet to balance the flavours). I did use the molasses in addition to the maple syrup and loved the flavour the molasses added. I might also try adding some shredded coconut. Amazing recipe – I will not feel guilty feeding many of these to my babe. :) Thanks!

    1. Awesome! I think shredded coconut would be a great addition! I am sure your baby is in a happy food coma now. :)

    1. You can sure try. I would add in an extra egg to help bind them though. Please report the results so I can tell others.

  7. I made these today using a mashed up banana instead of applesauce and they turned out delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. I used almond flour instead of wheat flour and they are fantastic. This might be my favorite cookie recipe ever. Thank you!!!

  9. My husband and I have been enjoying your chocolate almond cups as our dessert after dinner but I’ve made them a couple of times now and wanted to try one of your other sweet recipes. I’m making these tonight and am so excited! I can’t wait! :)

  10. Can I use coconut sugar in place of maple syrup and whole wheat pastry flour in place of the whole wheat white flour? I’m new to this, so I’m unsure.

  11. Hi! First off, I love your blog! I am “new” to baking and tried to make these cookies tonight. I think I used too much dough per cookie though which affected the cooking time. (They were very thick). About how much dough do you use for each cookie and how many cookies do you end up with? Also do you roll them into balls before cooking them, or shape them to be flat? Thanks for any tips! =)

    1. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you! I usually just drop the dough into the cookie sheet with a spoon. I haven’t made this in a while, but I got a decent amount of cookies out of the batch. I want to say about 15-18? I hope they turned out okay for you.

  12. Its a snowing day in Maryland today and I was in the mood for baking and looking for an excuse to turn on the oven :) I was so excited I happened to have everything on hand for these. I just pulled them out of the oven and enjoyed one, and they are great!! Made exactly as the recipe is written (used a regular egg and dairy milk). They did not spread much at all.. so I may flatten them out a bit next time before baking. Thank you so much for sharing!! And I love that I won’t feel so bad about enjoying a few more of these today :)

  13. I don’t have any white whole wheat flour on hand I have normal whole wheat, whole wheat pastry flour and spelt. What do you think?

  14. I just made these and they’re delicious!!!! I LOVE your blog and recipes. One quick question: is it possible to substitute date syrup for molasses? I didn’t have any molasses and they came out a bit dry.
    Thanks and keep the amazing recipes coming!

  15. Could I leave out both the maple syrup and molasses? Or could I replace the maple syrup with something else like more applesauce or coconut oil?

  16. Hi, I was looking forward to making these for my dad, but then realized I don’t have any coconut oil! Is there anything that could replace the coconut oil?

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