Healthy Holiday Oatmeal Apple Chew Cookies

December 04, 2020
Healthy Holiday Oatmeal Apple Chew Cookies


Tis the season for cookies! Celebrate the holidays with a favorite from JJ Layton, executive chef at BayCare’s St. Joseph’s Hospitals. Try this healthy and delicious recipe for oatmeal apple chew cookies. They’re gluten free and vegan too!   


  • 3 cups cereal, quick dry oatmeal 
  • 3 small/individual packets of any recommended sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1 Golden Delicious apple
  • 1 Red Delicious apple 
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup Craisins


  • Preheat a convection oven to 312F (conventional to 340F)
  • In the work bowl of a food processor combine the oatmeal, sugar substitute (optional), baking soda and spices.
  • Turn on and process until ground into a powder (approximately 30 seconds)
  • Peel and add bananas, puree until uniform and thick, (like cold peanut butter)
  • Transfer oatmeal mixture into a large work bowl.
  • Small dice (the size of a pea) the apples and add to mixture.
  • Add dried fruits and mix until evenly combined.
  • Use a #40 portion scoop (just under 2 tbsp) to shape the cookies into 30 equal size balls.
  • Evenly space on a parchment lined cookie sheet and lightly press down.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes (conventional 14-18 minutes) until light golden brown (these chews will not spread)
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy! 

 Yield: 30 cookies 

  • Portion:7/8 ounce
  • Fat 0.6 gm
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 43 mg
  • Fiber 1.5 gm
  • Calcium 7 mg
  • Calories 55 cal
  • Carbs 11.7 gm
  • Protein 1.5 gm

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