Healthier then Average Oatmeal Spice Cookies

These are a soft, chewy and healthIER alternative to other oatmeal spice cookies. Spelt flour gives them the wholesome taste, as well as using apple sauce instead of oil. If you have a cookie scoop, now is the time to use it because this is a very sticky dough. I soaked my raisins in warm water while I mixed the other ingredients to moisten them and separate them. Nutmeg is optional but I put it in the ingredient list because lots of people like it. I didn’t use it because I don’t like nutmeg, but knock yourself out if you’re a fan.

Oatmeal Spice Cookies


1/3 cup soy milk

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup spelt flour

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg (optional)

¾ tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1 ¼ cup quick oats

½ cup of raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. (or not, if you want a slightly crisper bottom)

  2. Combine soy milk, flax seeds, sugars and apple suace and mix well.

  3. Add vanilla extract.

  4. Sift in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and mix.

  5. Fold in quick oats and raisins.

  6. Scoop the dough by tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheets.

  7. Bake for 12 minutes.

  8. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to wire rack.

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Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Makes 1 ½ Dozen

These are a soft, chewy and healthy-ER alternative to other oatmeal spice cookies. Spelt flour gives them the wholesome taste, as well as using apple sauce in place of oil. If you have a cookie scoop, now is the time to use it because this is a very sticky dough. I soaked my raisins in warm water while I mixed the other ingredients to moisten them and separate them. Nutmeg is optional but I put it in the ingredient list because lots of people like it. I didn’t use it because I don’t like nutmeg, but knock yourself out if you’re a fan.

1/3 cup soy milk

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup spelt flour

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg (optional)

¾ tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1 ¼ cup quick oats

½ cup of raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. (or not, if you want a slightly crisper bottom)

  2. Combine soy milk, flax seeds, sugars and apple suace and mix well.

  3. Add vanilla extract.

  4. Sift in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and mix.

  5. Fold in quick oats and raisins.

  6. Scoop the dough in tablespoonsfull onto prepared cookie sheets.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  8. Cool on baking sheet for 7 minutes and transfer to wire rack.

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