Cookies · Desserts

Healthier Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I’ve been craving oatmeal raisin cookies lately and decided to try to make them somewhat healthier.  These turned out pretty good!


  • 1 cup  whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • a few sprinkles of ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp light butter, room temperature (I use brummel & brown yogurt spread)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • large egg
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup light syrup like (mrs. butterworth light)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup (heaping) raisins



Preheat oven to 350.  In a stand mixer or with a hand-held mixer, mix 2 TBS butter and 1/4 cup sugar until combined.

Add in 1 egg, 1/4 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup each maple syrups, 1 tsp vanilla.



Whisk together the 1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, a few sprinkles nutmeg.IMG_2938


With mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet.IMG_2939


Next add in the 2 cups oats and mix just until combined.IMG_2940

Mix in 1/2 raisins.  You can do this with the mixer or with a spatula or wooden spoon. IMG_2943


Make sure everything is combined well and scraped off the bottom of the bowl.IMG_2945


Drop by heaping tablespoonful onto cookie sheets lined with parchment or silicone mats.  I used the pampered chef medium cookie scoop for mine.IMG_2946


Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes at 350.  Allow to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

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Made 20 cookies.

Nutritional facts for 1 cookie: 132 cal, 1.5 g fat, 29 carbs, 17 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 148 g sodium, 2 g protein

You can use real butter and all pure maple syrup but this of course would affect nutritional info.

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