Healthy Oatmeal Cookies | The Recipe Critic


Sweet and slightly chewy, these Healthy Oatmeal Cookies taste just as good as the classic. With better ingredients such as coconut oil and maple syrup instead of sugar, these cookies have a healthier nutrition label than others.

Classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will always be delicious and I can barely resist this chewy oatmeal cookie, but sometimes you need something a little healthier, which is where these cookies come in. You will love these sweet treats!

Oatmeal cookies on a round wire rack.

Crazy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

I can honestly say oats are one of my favorite ingredients and using them in healthy recipes like this flaxseed oatmeal, which tastes delicious, is something I do often. Another thing I like to do often? Eat cookies for breakfast! When you have a healthy recipe like these healthy oatmeal cookies you can easily eat oatmeal cookies for breakfast, which would be similar to having oatmeal or a granola bar.

How to Make Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Mix Ingredients: Whisk the maple syrup, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until smooth. To keep the coconut oil from solidifying when you add it to the bowl making sure the other ingredients are at room temperature.
  2. Stir Together: In a separate medium bowl mix the instant oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and raisins together.
  3. Combine and Scoop: Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until fully combined. Scoop out the dough and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake! Flatten the tops of the cookies down and bake for 10 minutes at 350º Fahrenheit. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for an additional 10 minutes before moving them to a baking rack.

Can Healthy Oatmeal Cookies be Made Gluten-Free?

Yes, In order to make these cookies gluten-free swap the flour out for a measure-for-measure gluten-free flour and use gluten-free oats. Double-check all your ingredients to also make sure there isn’t any hidden gluten.

Can I use Old-Fashioned Oats?

Yes, you can. The old-fashioned oats will create a crunchier cookie than the quick-cooking kind. If you’re looking for a chewier oatmeal cookie then use the quick-cooking oats, otherwise, the old-fashioned oats work just as well.

Do Oatmeal Cookies Have Sugar?

Yes, these cookies do have sugar in them which comes from maple syrup. Oats also have less than 1% of sucrose as well, but it’s a very small amount of sugar.

Easy Oatmeal Cookie Variations

Traditionally oatmeal raisin cookies are the most common version, however, you can add all kinds of healthy ingredients into these cookies to increase their health benefits, or sweeten them up with others.

  • Coconut Cherry Oatmeal Cookies: add some unsweetened coconut flakes and dried cherries instead of raisins.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: instead of raisins use peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
  • Cranberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies: place 1 tablespoon of chia seeds in the batter and use dried cranberries instead of raisins.

Healthy oatmeal cookies on top of each other.

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