Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

It's a rainy day around here…a nice day to have a warm, soft cookie.  Determined to make them healthy, I experimented today and ended up with exactly what I was hoping for: a soft, chewy cookie, without all the bad stuff.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1/3 Cup Flour (any flour will work: whole wheat, white whole wheat, all purpose flour, or grind up oats so it is the consistency of flour; I used Pamela's gluten-free flour)
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil (any oil or melted butter should work)
  • 1/3-1/2 Cup Toppings (I used raisins, chocolate and white chocolate chips)

Drop by spoonfuls on lightly greased baking sheet or use parchment paper.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.