This is a great cookie recipe to make when you want to pass on some nutrition to your kids, spouse, friends, etc. and make them believe they are getting away with eating a treat. There is no straight up sugar added, only honey… oh, and any sugar you add in if you decide to add chocolate chips or dried fruit. They are also low fat with only a 1/4 cup of olive oil. My son is impossible to please at breakfast so I came up with these as a ‘breakfast cookie’ to get something healthy in him in the form of an indulgence. I made them an hour ago and he’s already had a few 😉
We also added in some sunflower seeds for crunch. Mix around then pop into the fridge for 20 minutes. Preheat your oven to 335, since you are using honey and not sugar. Honey burns at a lower temp. Fun fact!
It’s kinda tricky at first to see if these are done. They are already kinda brown to begin with. I kinda poked at them and when they seemed pretty firm they were done. Let cool on a rack completely then enjoy!!
Super Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup flour
1 3/4 cups oatmeal
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs cinnamon (can add more)
1 Tbs ground flax (optional)
if not using GF flour – 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1 egg (lightly beat with 1 Tbs water)
1 tsp vanilla
1 large scoop peanut butter
Mix ins of your choice
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Mix wet ingredients in small bowl. Pour wet ingredients over dry, mix. Add in peanut butter and mix ins. Chill in fridge for 20 mins. Preheat oven to 335. Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 15-20 minutes until firm to touch and slightly browned. Cool completely on racks.