Sugar Free Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal, yes.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there are so many great possibilities that can help you get your day off to a healthy and tasty start.

Oatmeal is one of our favourite breakfasts. We use the ten minute cooking version not the instant one. The instant oatmeal still has benefits but we have the time and prefer the taste of the longer cooking version.

I do not like to rush in the morning, it is not a time to leap out of bed, jump in the shower dress and rush out the door, grabbing a coffee and bagel at the closest drive through.

Our day’s start slowly. We get up approximately two hours before we have to leave. This allows time for 2 or 3 cups of organic fair trade coffee, conversation and a decent breakfast.

Oatmeal not only tastes delicious, it's good for your heart. Research conducted over the past 40 years shows that eating 3g of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Oats contain soluble fiber that binds with and helps remove some of the cholesterol which can clog your arteries and lead to heart disease.

Perhaps, best of all, you can make cookies, sugar free good for you cookies. Now what could be better than that?

SUGAR FREE OATMEAL COOKIES :

Ingredients:

1 c. whole wheat flour

1 c. oatmeal

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

1/2 c. raisins

1 c. unsweetened applesauce

1/4 c. water

1/3 c. vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 c. chopped nuts (optional)

1/4 tsp. sea salt

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat well. Drop by spoonfuls onto a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned. Makes 48 cookies.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies:

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, dates, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.

You can take these as part of your lunch or carry a couple for a quick snack should you need one.

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cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

Wow, that is a great recipe. I eat a lot of oatmeal, I always wanted to get a good recipe, this one sounds nice. I will check it out.


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Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA

Yum... One of the very first hubs I wrote was my favorite fat free oatmeal cookies recipes. Oatmeal cookies are the best!!!


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Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick Author

We do enjoiy oatmeal cookies and are on the lookout for new recipes.


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Nikita 9 years ago from Florida

Mr. Ewing you got me hungry. I will try it. Oh! I have a question, What is the difference between baking powder and baking soda? Thanks.


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Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Nitka, thanks,

Baking soda consists purely of sodium bicarbonate, so recipes using it must include an acidic ingredient like lemon juice, buttermilk, or brown sugar (the molasses in brown sugar is acidic) to activate it. Baking powder contains some baking soda, cornstarch to keep it from clumping, and one or more acidic salts, which act as the activating/neutralizing agents for the bicarbonate.

The two leavening agents work at different speeds. Baking soda produces gas immediately upon contact with liquid acid. Remember when you were a kid and you’d mix it with Coke to get a crazy foaming effect? So your dough or batter begins rising the minute you mix in the soda. Baking powder, on the other hand, creates a little gas when you first mix it in (that’s the baking soda working), and then more when the acidic salts have had a chance to fully dissolve, and yet a little more when your product is put in the oven.


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MichaelHoleman 9 years ago from Crockett

Thanks, I am so glad to see I can still enjoy my favorite cookie. I am looking forward to trying some of you other recipes.

Michael


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mgwhite 9 years ago from Mobile, AL

These will be my cookies of choice this holiday season. It's great to find a healthy cookie recipe!


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Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I am planning a holiday version.


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Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Sugar free, that's the key. After your pecan pie recipe I just used up my alottment of calories for the week...

Thanks

regards Zsuzsy


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Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick Author

When it comes to cookies and pies calories can add up fast.


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trakker14 9 years ago from franklin

this is great for us diabetic folks.....thank you. Maybe Santa should have these.

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Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Santa would love them.


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Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

My husband has diabetes, but he really misses sweets. Oatmeal cookies are my favorites, but I feel guilty eating cookies around him. Thanks for solving my predicament. And your breakfasts in the morning sound really nice and relaxing- a great start to the day.


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Our mornings are relaxing and get us centred for the day ahead, I have diabetes and loved sweets so these cookies helped.


Baysuite 8 years ago

May I join you and your wife for breakfast sometime? I love it! And fair trade coffee to boost! I love how you ease into your day, I aspire to the very same thing --- slower moving mornings. I actually think I have everything in stock to make these sugar free cookies. This is great stuff.


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Sure baysuite, you bring the cookies.


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CherylTheWriter 8 years ago from Humble, Texas (the ultimate oxymoron)

Bob, I'm making these right now, the first batch is out of the oven and the second one in, and my husband has already been raiding the kitchen. These rock. Thanks for posting this recipe.


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks for the comment and enjoy.


Bobbie 8 years ago

These cookies look awesome! Any chance you can tell me the calorie count per cookie?


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Can't help, I don't count calories.


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

this is great for those watching the sugar count, which should be all of us. yum, thanks for sharing these Bob...I really like the oatmeal cookies with applesauce recipe, and I bet the banana/oatmeal is scrumptious too!

=))


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks fo stopping by, I'm going to have to make these soon.


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betherickson 8 years ago from Minnesota

Wow! One of my favorite recipes of all time. Good Job Bob!


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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks beth, one of mine as well.


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Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

Very healthy and very easy recipes Bob. Thanks. Will try out soon.


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

These are indeed easy and tasty,thanks for visiting.


Michelle 7 years ago

Bob- Thanks this is Great....We have been looking for this kind of recipe."Healthly and Gooooood tasting" If you have more please post them. Thanks again!!! Me and my Family


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks Michelle.


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dllhubpages 7 years ago from Southeastern US

I love oatmeal cookies, can't wait to try this recipe.


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

enjoy, thanks for dropping by


carmen 7 years ago

hello, I got 1 question... are these oatmeal cookies healthy or are any oatmeal cookies please answer this someone and could someone also tell me how many calories are in 1 of these if that's not to much to ask just an estimate?


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

It depends upon your definition of healthy, I consider this recipe to be healthy.


gingerk 6 years ago

can we substitute honey for the dates?


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Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

if you wish, but the sugar content may be higher.


manny rivera 6 years ago

i love oatmeal cookies . thanks for the recipe. here in manila it cost more buying the cookies. so i would rather prepare it myself.


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Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Enjoy and thanks for dropping by.


Chasuk 6 years ago

Oatmeal cookies are my favorite. Dates are hard to get here, so I'll have to try this with raisins.

Thanks for the recipe.


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Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

You are welcome, raisins will work fine.


Sky dive 6 years ago

The batter was wetter than I am used to for oatmeal cookies. I think they were pretty sugar-free tasting. I guess I was hoping for a miracle. I think they are more like oatmeal scones rather than cookies. Not bad, but not really "cookies" as I think of them. What can I say, I want it all - the taste and the sugar free... I'm a dreamer...


Dean 5 years ago

Great!!! Thanks for posting this recipe, was easy to make and really good :)


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Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks for dropping by.


Kara 5 years ago

Thanks for giving us a recipe that is sugar free and aspartame free as well!


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Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

You are welcome, enjoy


anon 5 years ago

these cookies are good, but adding 1 1/3 tsps of Truvia (or 2 servings of any other non-sugar sweetener) really helps to make them taste sweet like cookies :)


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Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I avoid artificial sweeteners, but to each their own.


BoB/335 5 years ago

Is Truvia an artificial sweetener? How about Blue Agave?


Anonymous 3 years ago

Do you think i could sub the oil out for applesauce as well? and i was also just wondering if these cookies are sweet at all? there is not really a sweetener in it. I`m thinking of trying them anyhow though, because there are lots of good reviews.


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Bob Ewing 3 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Of course, make them to suit your preferences.


Deanna 2 years ago

I cooked two apples and mashed them (left them a little lumpy) for the applesauce called for.I did not have raisins or allspice. I added about 1/3 cup sucralose and these were delicious.I was worried about the batter being so wet,but they turned out fine.


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Bob Ewing 2 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Hi,thanks for the reply, happy you enjoyed the cookies.

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