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Healthy Recipe: Apple Oatmeal Flax Cookies

Need More Fiber in Your Life? Have One of These Cookies

If you could have any cookie in the world, and your choice is without a doubt oatmeal, then you need to make these cookies. They're made with apples, which add a unique apple-pie flavor and a natural sweetness, which eliminates the need for tons of sugar.

Flax is also the star in these cookies, which boosts the fiber, filling you up so you feel satisfied after one. Oh, but the sweet cinnamon flavor and crunchy texture will have you reaching for more. And because they're under 150 calories, go ahead and have two. Actually, you might want to double the recipe, because these cookies won't last long in the cookie jar.

Apple Flax Oatmeal Cookies


3 tablespoons flax meal
3 tablespoons water
3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup organic sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 small apple, peeled and chopped
1 cup quick oats
1/4 cup walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon flax meal in a small bowl. Mix together with 3 tablespoons water.
  3. Let that thicken up (it's an alternative to using an egg) while you mix the rest of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Then stir in the flax/water mixture.
  4. Spoon out cookies onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cook 12 to 15 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown. Place cookies on a cooling rack.


Calories per serving

Source: Calorie Count

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mak910 mak910 7 years
if you replace sugar with agave nectar, any idea about the quantity?
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
TammyO's predicament cracked me up. I want to make these too, with applesauce.
Fitness Fitness 7 years
TammyO - I'm so glad you love them as much as me! They really are so tasty.
lavinaserenity lavinaserenity 7 years
Advah- me too! Especially since it'll make these cookies shine with the apple bits already in there. You just use the same amount- so for this recipe, one cup.
TammyO TammyO 7 years
I made them! I figured, ok 350 should do but I got scared and let them sit for longer than 8 minutes cause they still looked a bit squishy. They came out great though after a good 15 minutes and letting them sit and cool. My kids actually like them and they don't know they are getting healthy stuff. I might keep making them cause now I can't stop eating them! Great recipe idea!
Advah Advah 7 years
Thanks Fit, those look delicious! I'll have to make them this weekend! Lavina, I love the idea of using apple sauce instead of oil (I'm obsessed with apples at the moment) - how much apple sauce should I use?
Fitness Fitness 7 years
Sorry about that. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
lavinaserenity lavinaserenity 7 years
I would assume 350 because that's the norm. Just check them often to be sure
lavinaserenity lavinaserenity 7 years
Saw this and thought I could improve it- if you use apple sauce instead of a very unhealthy vegetable oil, instead of around 128 calories per cookie, you can get around 80 calories (and still less if you substitute Stevia and a bit of applesauce for the sugar). You don't need oil for great cookies. This was a good idea though!
TammyO TammyO 7 years
I just ran out and bought the ingredients fully prepared to try these cookies when I just noticed that there is no damn baking temperature!
TammyO TammyO 7 years
And the baking temperature is????
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