Three Oprah Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies on White Background
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Oprah's Healthy Sugar-Free Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies

A nourishing way to start the day, these breakfast cookies are brimming with good for you ingredients.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 198
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 small apples (such as gala, braeburn or honey crisp)
  • 5 medium very ripe bananas, mashed (I used three bananas)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (or 1/3 cup apple juice)
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried apples, minced (omitted)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (I used golden raisins)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Spread the rolled oats evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are lightly colored and fragrant. Remove from the oven, scrape the toasted oats onto a plate, and let them cool to room temperature.
  • While the oats are cooling, coat a nonstick sauté pan with cooking spray. Heat the pan over medium-high heat, add the chopped apples, and cook for three minutes, or until they are tender. Alternatively you could microwave the apples for 2 to 3 minutes until tender. Scrape the apples into a large bowl and set aside for about 10 minutes to cool.
  • Add the mashed bananas and applesauce or apple juice to the cooked apples and stir with a wooden spoon to until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the toasted oats, walnuts, dried apples, raisins, oat flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, mace, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and, using your hands or a large spoon, mix the dough until well combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the mixture rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Using a 3/4-ounce ice cream scoop, portion 12 scoops of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Cover the scooped portions of dough with plastic wrap and, using the flat bottom of a glass, press down on the scoops until they are 1/2-inch thick.
  • Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • The cookies can be stored in a plastic container or plastic bag for up to one week.

Recipe Notes

This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of oat flour. If you don't have any on hand you can make it yourself. You just need oats — either old-fashioned oats or quick oats will work — and a blender or food processor—that's it!
Just pour the oats into your blender or food processor, turn it on, and let it do its thing. After a few minutes, the oats will have been transformed into powdery flour.
Serving size: 1 sugar-free apple oatmeal cookie
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Oprah's Healthy Sugar-Free Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy cookies, sugar free breakfast cookies