These soft and chewy apple oatmeal cookies are healthy, delicious, and go perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning! Make a double batch of cookies so you have extra for the week!
Healthy Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Say hello to the most delicious oatmeal apple cookies in all of the land. These cookies are perfect any time of year, but especially in the fall when there is an abundance of delicious apples.
We love incorporating apples and applesauce into our baked goods. They act as a natural sweetener and add extra moisture to whatever they’re in.
Our cinnamon apple bread, apple cake, and delicious apple crisp are some of our favorite apple recipes right now!
Why you’ll love them!
Why are these apple cookies so good and how are they healthy? Let me count all the ways.
- These cookies are sweetened with applesauce and brown sugar. A little natural and a little sugar. It’s the perfect combination.
- You can eat these cookies for breakfast, yes BREAKFAST! They are packed with oats and apples and go great with a cup of coffee.
- Making a double batch of these cookies is always a good idea! Pop half of these cookies in the freezer for easy access to delicious cookies forever!
Everything You Need for these Oatmea Apple Cookies
Have no fear, all of the ingredients in these cookies are accessible and easy to find! Here is everything you’ll need!
- White whole wheat flour
- Rolled oats
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Coconut oil
What kind of apples should I use?
Since these apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are supposed to be a sweeter cookies, we recommend using a naturally sweet apple variety. Here are some options:
- Red Delicious
Don’t have some of the ingredients on the list above? That’s ok, there are very easy ingredient swaps.
- White Whole Wheat—-> All-Purpose Flour
- Rolled Oats—> Quick Cooking Oats
- Unsweetened Apple Sauce—> Mashed Banana
- Brown Sugar—> Coconut Sugar
Apple Oatmeal Cookies 101
To get your apples ready to put in these cookies, we recommend peeling your apples and then dicing them up into small chunks.
You can use any apple that you have in these cookies. We used gala apples!
The sky is the limit when it come to mix-ins for these apple oatmeal cookies! Here are some of the mix-ins that we would add into these cookies: raisins, craisins, mini chocolate chips, or flax seed.
Because these cookies are soft and chewy, we recommend storing them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Make sure to let your cookies cool completely before transferring them into a container for storage. Will last up to 3-5 days.
Let cookies cool completely and then place apple oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes before transferring into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag.
Will last up to 3 months.
Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- 1.5 cups rolled oats lightly pulverized (or quick-cooking oats)
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 3/4 cup finely diced fresh apples + more for topping (~1 medium gala apple)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Next, add dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix to combine.
- Then, add wet ingredients (minus the melted coconut oil) into a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix again. Finally, add in melted coconut oil and mix one more time. Your batter should be thinner than normal cookie dough and similar to a thick oatmeal.
- Next, use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the batter onto the baking sheet. Use your hands to flatten cookies as they will not expand much while baking. Place diced fresh apple on top, if desired.
- Bake at 350ºF for 12-16 minutes (depending on your oven) or until the bottoms begin to brown. Remove from oven and immediately transfer to a cooling rack.
- Before serving, dust cookies with ground cinnamon.
Love Love Love!! I have such a hard time finding something easy to feed my kid and myself for breakfast! We gobbled these up and now I must make more. Thank you!!!
Such a great recipe for kiddos!
Really nice and chewy, substantial enough for breakfast with nut butter and a cuppa! Very flavoursome too, I used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, and used some rolled oats as well as quick-cook oats to give them a chunkier texture.
Obviously not quite the same as the full-fat/sugar oatmeal cookies, but seriously good when you’re having them for breakfast!!!
So glad you loved these cookies!
These cookies are delightful! Its a perfect combination of the the flavors of an apple crisp with the consistency of an oatmeal cookie. 10/10 recommend!
Easy recipe to make, and absolutely delicious! I slightly overbaked my first batch (about 18-20 min) since the cookies didn’t darken like I’m used to with other types of cookies. Second batch came out much better at only 14 minutes. Both have great flavor and looking forward to enjoying with my tea!
Glad you love these!!
These cookies were delicious! The perfect fall time treat. I can’t wait to enjoy them morning or night!
Here’s my creation! So good!
Perfect yummy cookies – I baked about 3 minutes longer and threw in whites chocolate chips. Thank you Lin.
So glad you loved these!
I loved how soft these cookies were! Perfectly sweetened, too!