Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Healthy Kids Snack | Eggless Oatmeal Cookie

For long, 'Oatmeal raisin cookies' is in my Bucket list. Especially when you know that Oats is a superfood loaded with lots and lots of nutrients and fiber, as a mom, you would definitely want to include it in their daily diet. As Oats is found to have the highest satiety value, giving a feeling of fullness for longer, this cookie has to be a good choice for their mid-day snack. But, this time, I wanted to figure out the healthiest possible version with less sugar, whole wheat flour and little butter. It was'nt too crunchy, more on the chewy side,yet tasted absolutely delicious.

Preparation time : 10mins
Baking time : 20-30mins
Cooling time : 15mins
Yields : 24 medium cookies


Whole wheat pastry flour - 2/3cup / 86gm
Old fashioned rolled oats - 1 and a 1/4 cups
Baking powder - 1tsp
Baking soda - 1/2tsp
Salt - 1/4tsp
Allspice - 1/2tsp
Raisins - 1cup
Butter - 1/4cup / 58gm 
Extra-light olive oil - 2 tblsp
Unsweetened Applesauce - 6 tblsp Turbinado sugar /Brown Sugar - 3/4cup / 150gm
Ener-G Egg replacer - 3tsp + 4 tblsp water (to replace 2 eggs)
Vanilla extract - 2tsp


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 350F. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and whisk well so that they are evenly mixed.

3. Add the rolled oats, raisins and allspice powder to mix well to coat.


4. Beat butter, oil, applesauce and sugar for 3-4mins until sugar dissolves. Prepare the Egg replacer according to instructions given here and add that together with vanilla extract. Whip this for a minute. It looks frothy.

5. Gently fold in the Oats-Flour mixture into this.

6. Scoop out equal mounds on the prepared tray and bake for 20-30mins until the edges turn crispy and evenly browned on top. 


7. Transfer to the cooling rack.

Enjoy with a glass of milk for a guilt-free evening treat or pack a couple of cookies for your kids' snack box.

My Notes:

1. If you could'nt find of whole wheat pastry flour, you can use regular All-purpose flour in its place. Usually, its available at the Baking aisle in Supermarkets.

2. Allspice can be replaced with a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg powders.

3. Flax seed meal (powdered flax seed) is also found to be a good replacement for eggs. So, you can use 1tblsp of flax seed meal to replace an egg. In this recipe, you need 2 tblsp.

4. I had divided the fats required into butter, oil and applesauce. Its totally upto you to use full butter or butter + oil combo for a richer taste or if you could'nt get Applesauce. This recipe calls for 1/2cup fat on the whole. I did it this way to make it healthier.

5. This recipe yields a soft and chewy cookie. It stores well in an air-tight container for 3-4 days. 

Suja Ram

Sending this to Sangee's Love2Bake event as this week's entry.


  1. where will u get whole wheat pastry flour?

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nikila. As I mentioned in my notes, you can get it at the 'Baking needs' section in supermarkets. As many are opting for it over white all-purpose flour(maida), most Supermarkets stock up on it. In Singapore, it is available at most NTUC Fairprice outlets, Cold Storage and Phoon Huat.

  2. Delicious cookies, perfectly baked oat meal kids favorite one, they were asking me for long time,thanks for the remind ;)