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!
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
- 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.
- Stir Together: In a separate medium bowl mix the instant oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and raisins together.
- 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.
- 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.
More Delicious Cookie Recipes
- The Best Sugar Cookie
- White Chocolate Oreo Cookies
- Butter Pecan Cookies
- The Very Best No Bake Cookies
- The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
- 1/3 cup Maple Syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil melted
- 1 large Egg room temperature
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Quick Oats
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 cup Raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
- 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.
- In a separate medium bowl mix the instant oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and raisins together.
- Use a wooden spoon to mix the dry ingredients into the wet until fully combined. Using a cookie scoop or the same spoon scoop out the dough and place it on the prepared baking sheet. The dough will be crumbly and you can use your hands to shape them and misplace any dough pieces.
- Flatten the tops of the cookies with the back of the spoon or cookie scoop to about 3/4-inch in thickness.
- Bake for 10 minutes and then let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for an additional 10 minutes before moving them to a baking rack.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Can you use gluten free flour for these?
I haven’t tried that before but it should work!
Super recipe I added nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice! Wonderful!
Yum! I will have to try that!!
We always promote healthy food as we are in the organic
food ingredients business. Great recipe, keep it up!
Could you use Agave instead of the Maple syrup or honey?
I have not tried it that way. Let me know how it turns out!
These came out so good!!!!
Yay! I am so excited for you!
I made a double batch as a first try, thinking to myself that the ingredients would be good together no matter what.
I only have old fashioned oats and was fine with a “crunchier” texture cookie. I did substitute olive oil for the coconut oil and added tart cherries in place of the raisins. I mixed the wet and dry ingredients together and the batter wasn’t even close to crumbly. Instead of the planned round cookies, I poured the batter into a square pan and baked at 350° for about 20min…. Delicious cookie squares!!!