If you are looking for a healthier cookie recipe, these oatmeal cookies are not only low in fat but use less flour than other recipes. And they are a perfect treat for kids who have allergies to eggs or diary.

This recipe comes from the family of our very own Kevin Moffitt at Utah Valley Pediatrics.


  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the applesauce, oil, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Mix the ingredients from both bowls together a little at a time.
  5. Mix in the raisins, walnuts, and oats.
  6. Drop the dough from a teaspoon onto the cookie sheet. Either use a silpat or parchment paper or grease the cookie sheet well. (Note: It will be much easier to get the cookies off a silpat or parchment paper).
  7. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes depending on size. They should be slightly undercooked.
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