Health Nut Oatmeal Cookies Recipe -
Health Nut Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Health Nut Oatmeal Cookies

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"These are cookies you won't need to feel guilty about! This recipe combines oats, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and wheat germ for a nutty, tasty treat."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and wheat germ; gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
  4. Drop by rounded spoonfuls, a couple of inches apart, onto cookie sheet(s).
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 03, 2005

Yummmmy! I made cookie bars instead of cookies. Very moist! I cut the butter in half and used about 3/4 c applesauce. I added raisins and omitted the sunflower seeds (only cause I didn't have any in the house). I used flax seed meal instead of the seeds and used about 3 T. My husband, who is use to me baking all sorts of goodies on the weekends, lovessss these (he recently changed his diet due to high cholesterol, so I have been looking for a tasty baked good that is lower in fat). Definitly a keeper...thank you!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2006

With all the sugar, butter and white processed flour, I wouldn't really consider this a healthy cookie. I gave them a try with some changes...applesauce for 1/2 the butter, cutting back on the sugar by half and using spelt flour (whole wheat flour would be a good alternative, too). I'm not sure how different they tasted from the original but they were much healthier and they tasted really good. I only gave it 3 stars because I had to make changes to really make them a healthy snack.


33 Ratings

Jul 30, 2003

This is a wonderful recipe! I did not have any wheat germ so I substituted more oatmeal and they turned out just fine. It is nice to find a healthy recipe that still tates great. I will definitely be making these cookies often!

Apr 22, 2008

Used half the butter amount, and added 3/4 cup applesauce. 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of blue agave nectar. Whole wheat flour. Chopped walnuts instead of hazelnuts. Almond meal instead of wheat germ. Added a dash of almond extract in addition to the vanilla extract. They are very moist and delicious. Thanks for the fantastic recipe!!

May 23, 2005

Yummy :) I also replaced 1/2 of the butter with applesauce, and they turned out fine. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup, added a bit of cinnamon and omitted the salt (i was using dry roasted sunflower seeds which were already plenty salty). I also omitted the hazelnuts (husband doesn't like) and flax seeds (almost $8.00 at my local store for the amount needed!). Tasty cookie. If you don't particularly like the taste of nutmeg, I would suggest reducing it by at least 1/2, as these are very nutmeggy cookies. I like the flavor, though, so thought they were delicious.

Aug 06, 2007

Delicious & nutty! Few changes: subbed about 1/3 of butter with applesauce (hence "healthnut"), chopped pecans in place of hazelnuts and sesame nuts. Made some with raisins and some with choc. chips, but we thought tastiest without. Tried putting 1/2 wheat flour, but texture was not as nice. Can reduce sugar by about 1/4 with almost the same results, did this along with butter reduction mentioned above.

Jun 13, 2011

These were really good! I used 1/3 c. butter and 1/3 c. applesauce. I ground my flaxseed and did a generous 1/4 c. I added about 2 T. water and omitted the egg (b/c of the extra flax) and we didn't miss it at all. I used whole wheat flour, a VERY loose 1/2 c. brown sugar + 1/4 c. honey. I didn't realize I was out of nutmeg till I was already committed to making these, but we didn't miss it at all. These are very versatile - dried fruit would be nice, particularly apples I think. We added about 1 c. chocolate chips at the end and gobbled them up! Yum! Will make again!

Mar 11, 2008

These cookies are simply great. I used one stick of butter + a few Tbsp of applesauce instead of the full amt of family loved them, as did all my friends! A true guilt-free treat :)


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  • Calories
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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