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Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies (Flourless, Eggless, Butterless)

These soft oatmeal cookies are flavored with apples and cinnamon. They taste like apple pie and oatmeal in cookie form. They also don’t contain any flour, eggs, butter, oil or refined sugar, making them a healthy snack or breakfast.
stack of six oatmeal cookies

Fall is here and that also means it is apple season. I love trying all the new apple varieties that come out every year. Last year I really enjoyed Envy and Cosmic Crisp. I’m looking forward to finding some new favorites this year. Thinking about apple season gave me the inspiration to create these healthy apple oatmeal cookies.

Cookie Texture

These cookies come out soft and chewy. No, they don’t taste like classic oatmeal cookies that are made with flour and eggs. They are more like baked oatmeal in cookie form.
one cookie.

Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Applesauce
  • Maple Syrup
  • Almond Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Oats
  • Diced Apples

Applesauce

Applesauce does multiple things for these cookies. It helps to provide the apple flavor along with the fresh apple pieces. It also provides sweetness for the cookies, softens the oats and helps to bind the oats together.

Almond Butter

The almond butter helps to bind the oats together. You can substitute with other nut butters. Sunflower butter should also work but I haven’t tested it. Make sure to use natural nut butter (just nuts in the ingredient label), which has a thinner consistency and needs to be stirred before using.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is used to sweeten the cookies. I think it also adds to the Fall theme for these cookies. You can substitute with honey or other syrup sweeteners.

Apples

You want to choose a sweet apple variety since the apples are not sweetened with anything. Fuji, honeycrisp, ambrosia will all work well. I like using fresh apples because I love the taste and texture of baked apples. However, using fresh apples does cause the cookies to not hold together as tightly because of the juices released from the apples during baking. If you want sturdier cookies, you can use dried apples.
cookies stacked with cinnamon sticks in front.

More Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
These oatmeal cookies are studded with soft baked apple pieces. They taste like apple pie oatmeal in cookie form. The cookies don't contain any butter, flour, eggs or refined sugar.
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened natural creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup finely diced apples (see notes) about 1/4 inch cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add applesauce, syrup, almond butter and cinnamon. Stir until completely blended and everything is evenly mixed.
  • Stir in oats until all oats are evenly coated. Stir in apples until evenly mixed.
  • Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough and apply some pressure to pack it into the scoop (this is to help compact the mixture). Release scoop onto prepared baking sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
  • Using the palm of your hand, press down on cookie balls so that they become thick disks. The cookies will not spread when baking so you want to shape the dough to be what you want the final outcome of the cookies to look like.
  • Bake cookies for about 12-14 minutes or until oats are cooked. Remove cookies from oven and let them set and cool completely before removing them from the cookie sheet.

Notes

  • If you have questions regarding a certain ingredient, I explain more about each ingredient and possible substitutions in the body of the post
  • Make sure to choose a sweet variety of apple like fuji, honeycrisp or pink lady.
  • These cookies are a little more delicate than my other healthy oatmeal cookies because of the juices released from the fresh apples during baking. Make sure to really compact the cookie dough ball before baking to help the cookies hold together. You can also use dried apples instead of fresh apples but I find using fresh apples provides more of an apple pie flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 66kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 74mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 9g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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8 comments on “Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies (Flourless, Eggless, Butterless)”

  1. Real good

  2. If you close your eyes, it does taste like apple pie. It is a delicate cookie. It’s not a pickup and go cookie. Easy to prepare. 

  3. This was very simple and very delicious indeed. I did add an egg.

  4. My 16 month old loved these easy to make cookies. I made them with diced pear as I had some that weren’t going soft when ripening and he wouldn’t eat them. Once baked into these cookies there was no stopping him though. Thanks

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