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!


  • 3 Tbsp light butter, room temperature (I use brummel & brown yogurt spread)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • large egg
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup  whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • scant 2 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup raisins



Preheat oven to 350.  In a stand mixer or with a hand-held mixer, mix softened butter and sugar until combined.

Add in egg, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla and mixed until combined.


Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, 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. 

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 22 cookies.

Nutritional facts for 1 cookie: 87 cal, 1.6 g fat, 16.9 carbs, 7 g sugar, 1.7 g fiber, 71.6 g sodium, 2 g protein.

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