Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (Raisins Optional)

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I’m convinced there are two types of dessert eaters in the world: those that look to healthy and low fat treats with excitement, and the others who think of them with dread.

This is one of my go-to healthy oatmeal cookie recipes! They only last a couple of hours at my house. SO GOOD :)

Regardless of which category you fit into, these healthy oatmeal cookies will have you hooked.

They’re slightly spiced, warm and gooey, and feel indulgent while still packing a few nutritional wins.

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

So what’s going on in there?

We’ve got oats to provide a host of health benefits and reduced fat and sugar thanks to the addition of applesauce.

Dark chocolate provides a little kick of flavor and antioxidants.

If you’re looking for an even healthier cookie, replace the chocolate chips with one of the suggested substitutes (cocoa nibs, dried fruit, or chopped nuts).

Looking for more healthy desserts? Take a look at our list of 50 Healthy Dessert Recipes

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (Raisins Optional)
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  1. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  7. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  10. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 2 cups quick oats
  12. 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Substitutes for chocolate chips
  1. 3/4 cup cocoa nibs
  2. 1 cup raisins or other dried fruit
  3. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, and line a standard baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and oats and mix until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop the batter onto the baking tray using a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop. Press down the tops of the cookies slightly. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until the cookies set and begin to brown.
  1. Yields 30 cookies
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