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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24


These healthy oatmeal cookies are made with fiber-rich oats, coconut sugar and coconut oil and applesauce instead of butter. They are easy to whip up and are naturally gluten and dairy-free and paleo-friendly. 


  • 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (organic brown sugar works too)
  • 2 egg whites (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dark chocolate chocolate chips or your favorite mix-in


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray or line with silpat mats and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl with the mixer set on medium speed, beat together oil, applesauce, sugar, eggs whites and vanilla until fluffy and smooth. Slowly beat in the oat mixture. Lightly stir in raisins.
  5. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Press each cookie down with a fork a bit. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. The cookies will seem a little soft, but do not over bake or they’ll get too crisp. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet for about 5 minutes or until they start to harden up a bit. At this point you can transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Cookies


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 116
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 65mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: healthy oatmeal cookies