½cupAll Purpose Flouror any healthier gluten flour
Move the rack in the oven to the very bottom shelf, then preheat the oven to 325°F.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, cut the butter into six slices and microwave it until melted.
Add the honey, orange zest, vanilla extract and applesauce to the butter and stir with a spoon until combined.
Pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix with a spoon until well combined.
Add the oats to the batter and mix with a spoon until well combined.
Scoop 2 tablespoons worth of batter onto a baking sheet. Spread it to ½-inch thick and into the shape of a cookie.The cookie will spread very little while baking.Scoop the rest of the batter into cookies on the baking sheet, leaving 1 inch between each cookie.
Bake on the bottom shelf for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely on the baking sheet. Remove the cookies with a spatula if necessary.
If using salted butter, omit the added salt.The applesauce can be omitted without an issue.The orange zest can be omitted without an issue, but the cookies won't be as flavorful.A gluten flour is necessary in this recipe, or the cookies will crumble as you eat them.
Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 119Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 165IU1%
Vitamin E 0.2mg1%
Vitamin K 0.5µg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on the most up-to-date requirements for pregnant women.