Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!
This healthy recipe for oatmeal cookies is an incredible kids’ dessert!
We know that fiber and a diet low in sugar play a critical role in kid’s nutrition.
Therefore, this kids’ recipe is prepared with ingredients full of healthy fiber and includes only natural sweeteners. We love a good recipe for healthy cookies!
These delicious oatmeal cookies have a scrumptious chewy texture with hidden tasty bits of nuts, carrots, & coconut.
The natural sweetness of honey & raisins works wonderfully in flavoring the cookie.
After all, if it’s not sweet, kids might not even taste it.
They are a great healthy recipe for picky eaters!
Switching the all-purpose flour with oats & whole wheat flour boosts satiety. This fiber also helps to decrease the risk of kids developing obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Carrots pack in vitamins and are an immunity booster food, while raisins provide necessary calcium and potassium.
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
- • ½ cup quick oats
- • ½ cup whole wheat flour
- • ½ tsp baking powder
- • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- • A pinch of cardamom powder
- • ½ cup carrot (peeled & grated)
- • ¼ cup fresh coconut (shredded)
- • 2/3 cup mix of raisins & chopped nuts (as per your kid’s preference)
- • 4 tbsp coconut oil
- • 3 tablespoons of honey
- Firstly, set the oven to preheat at 375° F (or 190° C). Also, ready a baking sheet by lining it with parchment or foil paper.
- In a mixing bowl, add quick oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, & cardamom powder. Mix well.
- Now, stir in the grated carrots, shredded coconut, raisins, & chopped nuts.
- Next, warm the coconut oil & honey slightly to get a melted thin consistency. Pour this mixture into the mixing bowl and combine nicely to get sticky cookie dough.
- Take 1 tablespoon of the cookie dough, roughly shape it into a ball, and press to flatten into a half/quarter-inch thick raw cookie. Place it on the lined baking sheet.
- Shape & flatten the remaining cookie dough similarly. When laying the cookies on the baking sheet, maintain an inch gap between them.
- Put the baking sheet in the preheated oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes at 375° F or till the edges turn golden.
- Lastly, let the oatmeal cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before serving.
NOTE: To bind the cookie dough better, you may use a beaten egg. If the dough seems too dry, you can add a little more melted coconut oil, or honey, or 1-2 tablespoons of apple sauce.
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Serves: 20 cookies
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4.16 g.||6.2%|
|Saturated Fat 0 g.||0%|
|Trans Fat 0 g.|
|Cholesterol 0 mg.||0%|
|Sodium 3 mg.||0.1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6.85 g.||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.9 g.||0%|
|Sugars 2.87 g.|
|Protein 0.85 g.|
|Vitamin A 461 IU.||Vitamin C 0.2 mg.|
|Calcium 10 mg.||Iron 0.29 mg.|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dr. Dina Kulik
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Can I substitute steel-cut oats for quick oats?
Steel-cut oats cannot be used as a substitute for rolled or quick-cooking oatmeal in crumbles and crisps.
The result would be too gritty if you use the steel-cut oats raw, whereas the results will taste mushy if cooked using this kind of oats.
Can I substitute maple syrup for honey?
Maple syrup is great for baking! It works well in many of our favorite recipes.
Maple Syrup can be used as a 1-for-1 substitute with honey, which means you’re getting the same sweetness without changing anything about your recipe or meal prep process.
Can I use AP flour instead of whole wheat flour?
Whole wheat flour may be substituted for all-purpose in most recipes.
To replace one-third of the amount called for, use ⅓ cup whole wheat and 2/3 cup all-purpose instead.
Can I add baking powder?
You can add baking powder. It may lead to a more elevated cookie. You can add chocolate chips too! That’s the great thing about cooking. Just be aware the results may vary if you alter the recipe.
Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.