Healthy Apple Cookies with No Refined Sugar

Here's the thing about cookies. Although they're the perfect dessert to share with others, it's hard to resist eating just one cookie when you make them for yourself. With simple pantry ingredients and less refined sugar, cookies can still be moist, delicious, and reasonably good for you. Feel free to eat more than one — you earned it!

These healthy apple cookies are infused with cinnamon and they sing with the flavours of fall. For rounder and evenly-baked cookies, use a melon baller to scoop out the dough. If you're gluten intolerant, feel free to substitute the whole wheat flour with your favorite gluten free baking mix.


  • 100g (1 cup) oats 
  • 90g (2/3 cup) whole wheat flour
  • 4 g (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 4 g (1 tsp) cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 tbsp of honey
  • An apple 


Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Sift together oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the egg together with the coconut oil, vanilla extract, and honey. Fold in dry ingredients until just incorporated. Slice the apple into cubes and fold into mixture.

Scoop out the dough using a tablespoon or melon baller and use your hands to form the cookies together.

Cut the apple in little pieces and mix all the ingredients together. Form some cute cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes and cool on a wire rack.

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