Healthy Fall Dessert: Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Here’s a delicious recipe for Oatmeal Apple Cookies that you don’t have to feel guilty about. There is no refined white flour or sugar in here, and the oats and dried apples pack plenty of powerful nutrients. Did you know oats can lower cholesterol levels, reduce chances of cardiovascular disease, and stabilize your blood sugar? Dried apples are full of antioxidants and are linked to improved lung function.

The recipe is pretty basic. I’ve taken a traditional oatmeal cookie recipe and made a few healthy changes. It turned out to be great. The whole family agrees!

Oatmeal Apple Cookies
Yields 48
A delicious oatmeal cookie twist!
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Total Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 1 cup butter (softened)
  2. 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  3. 1/2 cup honey
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  7. 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. pinch of salt
  10. 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  11. 1/2 cup dried apples (chopped)
  1. Cream butter, sugar, and honey until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Gradually add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir in oats and apples.
  4. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet and placing on wire racks to cool.


2 thoughts on “Healthy Fall Dessert: Oatmeal Apple Cookies

  1. I just wanted to comment that I made these vegan by subbing the butter for coconut oil, the egg for applesauce, and used almond flour/meal instead of wheat flour and these came out AMAZING.

    Also did not use honey because the actual use of honey isn’t in a recipe body? But they were plenty sweet and delicious without it. Definitely will make again.

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