My main go-to ingredients always include oatmeal when it comes to a healthy choice of cookies. Nothing is healthier and satisfying than these low-calorie oatmeal’s filled with nutrients. These are wholesome cookies, and if you like oats, you are in for a treat.
Secrets to cooking the best healthy cookies
It is a traditional recipe in our family that has been passed on to the younger generations. Some tricks I learned from my mother, and the main thing was an ingredient. Apple sauce is essential in this recipe, so I have replaced butter with it. You might find some recipes online where butter is recommended, but applesauce is much better for moist cookies without extra fat.
Also, you can replace sugar or dark chocolates with honey. It is your call, but if you have kids at home, I do recommend the chocolate chunks. So they can enjoy a lovely combination of healthy cookies. I am using raisins in this recipe, but you can use any nuts. Even the nuts are optional if you do not want to add them. Raisins add a crunchy and chunky taste to the cookies, enhancing the flavor.
How to freeze healthy cookies?
It is a freezer-friendly recipe, so you can always make it in bulk and enjoy whenever you like. Of course, you never know that you might crave these cookies at night. So, instead of doing the whole process again, you can bake them all and store them in an airtight container when you want to eat them; just microwave for 20 seconds.
You can also make the batch and make small balls of cookie dough. Freeze the balls and bake them whenever you want to serve them hot and fresh. If you have guests coming over, it is always recommended to make these fresh.
Can you eat healthy cookies for weight loss?
Yes, you can. You can enjoy one cookie whenever you crave something sweet. It is entirely healthy and less in calories compared to the other cookies. You can also emit the chocolate chunks to ensure it does not affect your diet.
Can I use maple syrup?
Yes, you can. But I would recommend still adding 1 tbsp of apple sauce to keep the cookies moist and perfectly balanced during baking.
Healthy Cookies Recipe
- Three bananas mashed
- Vanilla essence 1 tsp
- Cinnamon powder 1 tsp
- Dark chocolate chunks 1 cup
- Apple sauce ⅓ cup
- Oats 2 cups
- Raisins or any nut ¼ cup
- Almond milk ¼ cup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and put parchment paper on the baking pan.
- In a large bowl, add all the ingredients in the exact quantities and mix them well.
- With the help of a spoon or ice cream scooper, make small balls of cookies and place them on the parchment paper.
- Bake it for 15-20 minutes and serve it hot and fresh from the oven.
The recipe is friendly for vegan lovers, and you can even personalize it more according to your liking.
You can even use oat flour to make the cookies gluten-free.