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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious Healthy Oatmeal Cookies which are sugar-free! This recipe uses maple syrup as a natural sweetener. These oatmeal cookies are perfect for school lunchboxes and as a healthy snack. Recipe with step-by-step photos.



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) (without fan).
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor.
  4. Blitz until everything is well-combined.
  5. Pinch off a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Alternatively, use a small ice-cream scoop with 15 ml (1 tablespoons) capacity (which I recommend as the mixture is very sticky).
  6. Place the balls of dough onto the lined baking tray.
  7. Place the extra flour onto a small plate and dip a fork into the flour.
  8. Gently flatten the balls of dough with the floured fork.
  9. Sprinkle with extra dessicated coconut.
  10. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes, or until they are lovely and golden.
  11. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.

Kitchen Notes

Stir about 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips (bittersweet chocolate) through the cookie mixture.

These cookies taste best on the day they are baked. However, they  keep well in a covered container for a few days, but will soften slightly.

This recipe is adapted from Love, Laugh, Bake! by Silvia Colloca

OVEN TEMPERATURES All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.