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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipes



Oatmeal cookies have been cherished and enjoyed by the Americans for centuries. Oatmeal cookies are such a unique and significant creation in American food history that became so popular, and they are nutritious as well as delicious.

Health Benefits of Oatmeal Cookies

healthy oatmeal cookiesFortunate for oatmeal cookies lovers, consumption of a diet high in oats has some documented health benefits. Studies show that oatmeal is good for cardiovascular health as it helps to lower cholesterol. Also, oatmeal is high in fiber that is good for our bones and digestive systems as well as assists those interested in weight loss.

How to make healthy oatmeal cookies?

There are many variations to a basic oatmeal cookie. Different types of oats can be used for the cookies, such as old fashioned oats, quick cooking oats, oat bran or oat flour. Moreover, fruits, nuts, chocolate chips and sugar substitute can also be mixed in for a healthy cookie. Either way, to make healthy oatmeal cookies are rather simple; they are delightful to eat and easy to digest.

Here are some collections of the healthy oatmeal cookies recipes:

  1. Chewy Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
  2. Crispy and Crunchy Honey Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
  3. Simple Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
  4. No Bake Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Easy Healthy Recipe #1: Chewy Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Unsweetened applesauce - 1 3/4 cups
  • Brown sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Egg whites - 2
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tablespoon
  • Rolled oats (oatmeal) - 3 cups
  • Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
  • Raisins - 1 cup

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add in apple sauce and brown sugar. Whisk until smooth. Then stir in egg whites and vanilla.
  3. Mix in flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon into the bowl of egg mixture. Whisk until well blended. Then, fold in the raisins.
  4. Use a rounded spoon, drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to on wire rack.

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Easy Healthy Recipe #2: Crispy and Crunchy Honey Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Butter - 3 tablespoons, room temperature
  • Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Honey - 1/4 cup
  • Egg - 1
  • Water - 1 tablespoon
  • Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Rolled oats (oatmeal) - 1 1/2 cups
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips - 12 ounces
  • Walnuts - 1 cup, chopped

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together butter, brown sugar, honey, egg and water thoroughly.
  3. In a bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking soda into the butter mixture. Then mix in the oats.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Use a rounded spoon, drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on a wire rack.

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Easy Healthy Recipe #3: Simple Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Canola oil - 2/3 cup
  • Natural peanut butter - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Brown sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Oats - 3 cups
  • Whole wheat flour - 1 1/4 cups
  • Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, beat together canola oil, butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in coconut.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix in oats.
  4. Mix the dry mixture to the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Use a rounded spoon, drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Gently press to flatten and bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookie lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

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Easy Healthy Recipe #4: No Bake Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Almond butter - 3/4 cup
  • Confectioners’ sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Cranberry juice - 3 tablespoons
  • Pure vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Uncooked oatmeal (quick-cooking or old fashioned) - 1 1/2 cups
  • Sliced or slivered almonds - 1/4 cup, toasted
  • Dried sweetened cranberries - 1/2 cup

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine together almond butter, sugar, cranberry juice and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add in oatmeal, almonds and cranberries to the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.
  3. Use a rounded spoon, drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Gently press to flatten.
  4. Refrigerate for an hour to allow the cookies to firm up.

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