Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

These healthy oatmeal cookies are made with applesauce, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Who knew something so healthy could be so tasty?!

These cookies are just as delicious, with less guilt! For more must-eat cookies try Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies, 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, and Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Healthy oatmeal cookie with a bite missing

Chewy + Delicious

Sometimes you just need a sweet treat! It’s always nice if that sweet treat is more on the healthy side though. Well, these healthy oatmeal cookies are sweet and delicious and will quench that sweet craving without all of the guilt. 

We love oatmeal cookies at our house (have you tried our Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies or my personal favorite, M&M Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies?). They are chewy and so yummy. While I put chocolate chips in this version, you are welcome to add your favorite nut or even raisins.

These make tasty after school treats. And don’t tell, but we may snack on these at breakfast too!!

Ingredients for healthy oatmeal cookie recipe

How to make healthy oatmeal cookies

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.

DOUGH. Add the brown sugar, white sugar, syrup, coconut oil, applesauce and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and stir well. Fold in the oats and chocolate chips.

CHILL. Cover and Chill for 30 minutes.

BAKE. Use a cookie scoop and add dough balls the lined baking trays. Be sure that they are all 2 inches apart. Bake for 15-17 minutes until sides are just beginning to brown.

COOL. Allow them to cool on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

*Tip*: To avoid a dry cookie, make sure the dough is moist enough! You might find that adding more honey, maple syrup, or even peanut butter can really change the dough from crumbly to moist.

Mixing dough for healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Variations/Additions

Here are a few ways you can easily change up these cookies…

  • Add ¼ c dried fruit
  • Add ¼ c raw or toasted nuts
  • Use alternative oils and sugars, like coconut oil and coconut sugar, to fit your dietary needs and customize it to your taste!
  • Make them chewy by using a food processor to pulverize the oatmeal into an oat flour.
How to make healthy oatmeal cookies - scooping dough onto parchment lined baking sheet

Storing Info

STORE baked cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to a week. You can also store the dough in the fridge for 7-10 days before baking.

FREEZE leftover cookies in an airtight bag in the freezer for up to 6 months. Freeze cookie dough wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, and thaw in the fridge before baking.

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Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

These healthy oatmeal cookies are made with applesauce, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Who knew something so healthy could be so tasty?!
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
chill: 30 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 103kcal
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Ingredients

  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ¼ c sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ c coconut oil - melted
  • ¼ c unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ c all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ c rolled oats
  • ½ c chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Add the brown sugar, white sugar, syrup, coconut oil, applesauce and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl and stir well.
  • Fold in the oats and chocolate chips. Cover and Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Use a cookie scoop and add dough balls the lined baking trays. Be sure that they are all 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes. Until sides are just beginning to brown.
  • Allow them to cool on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I loved these cookies! Oatmeal cookies are my fav and I love that you made them guilt free. Yay!

  2. 5 stars
    I am always looking for new healthy cookies for my kids and these are delicious! Thank you!