Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Healthy Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

I have been craving oatmeal cookies but wanted to do a healthy version. I found a recipe on Mom's Who Think and made some changes adding dried cranberries and walnuts.

These are not flat, chewy oatmeal cookies, they are fluffy and cakey. They also cut out quite a bit of fat and calories by using Splenda and applesauce instead of sugar and oil.

Healthy Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies


1/2 c Splenda/sugar/sweetener of choice
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c unsalted butter
2 eggs
1/2 c applesauce
1/4 c skim or low-fat milk
2 c whole wheat flour
2 c quick rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 c dried cranberries
1/2 c walnut pieces


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl mix margarine, sugar, egg, applesauce, and milk. Mix with an electric mixer on medium until well blended (2 or 3 minutes.) Add flour, oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix on low speed for one minute. Add cranberries and walnuts. Fold in with a spoon. Drop teaspoons full on to cookie sheet about 2 inched apart. Bake until lightly browned about 13-15 minutes.


  1. I've been looking for that perfect healthy oatmeal/walnut/cranberry cookie recipe that uses applesauce, and thanks to you I found it! I'm eating one as we speak and just want to thank you for sharing your recipe. This is the 4th recipe I've tried and it looks like 4th times a charm ;)

    Grateful consumer,
    Redondo Beach, CA

  2. I'm so glad you loved them Tia! Thanks for reading and sharing!