Soft & Chewy Apple Oatmeal Cookies

These soft and chewy apple oatmeal cookies are healthy, delicious, and go perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning! Make a double batch of cookies so you have extra for the week!

Apple oatmeal cookies on a cooling rack.

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Say hello to the most delicious apple oatmeal cookies in all of the land. These cookies are perfect any time of year, but especially in the fall where there is an abundance of delicious apples!

We love incorporating apples and applesauce in our baked goods. They act as a natural sweetener and add extra moisture to whatever they’re in.

Our cinnamon apple bread, apple cake and delicious apple crisp are some of our favorite apple recipes right now!

Why are these apple cookies so good and how are they healthy? Let me count all the ways.

  • These cookies are sweetened with applesauce and brown sugar. A little natural and a little sugar. It’s the perfect combination.
  • You can eat these cookies for breakfast, yes BREAKFAST! They are packed with oats and apples and go great with a cup of coffee.
  • Making a double batch of these cookies is always a good idea! Pop half of these cookies in the freezer for easy access to delicious cookies forever!

All of the ingredients for the apple oatmeal cookies in a bowl.

Everything You Need for these Cookies

Have no fear, all of the ingredients in these cookies are accessible and easy to find! Here is everything you’ll need!

  • White whole wheat
  • Rolled oats
  • Baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Apples
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil

Ingredient Swaps

Don’t have some of the ingredients on the list above? That’s ok, there are very easy ingredient swaps.

  • White Whole Wheat—-> All Purpose Flour
  • Rolled Oats—> Quick Cooking Oats
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce—> Mashed Banana
  • Brown Sugar—> White Sugar

Apple oatmeal cookies batter in bowl.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies 101

How do you prepare apples for apple oatmeal cookies?

To get your apples ready to put in these cookies, we recommend peeling your apples and then dicing them up into small chunks.

What type of apples should I use in these cookies?

You can use any apple that you have in these cookies. We used gala apples!

What can I add to these apple oatmeal cookies?

The sky is the limit when it come to mix-ins for these apple oatmeal cookies! Below are some of the mix-ins that we would add into these cookies!

  • Rasins
  • Craisins
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Flax Seed

Apple oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet before they are baked.

Baked apple oatmeal cookies on a cooling rack.

Healthy Cookie Recipes

Apple oatmeal cookies on a cooling rack.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

These soft and chewy apple oatmeal cookies are healthy, delicious, and go perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning! Make a double batch of cookies so you have extra for the week!

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 13 minutesTotal: 33 minutes

Fat 2 Carbs 21 Protein 2

Yield 20 1x



  • 1.5 cups rolled oats, lightly pulverized (or quick-cooking oats)
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup finely diced fresh apples, + more for topping (~1 medium gala apple)


  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons melted coconut oil


  1. First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Next, place dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Then, place wet ingredients (minus the melted coconut oil) into a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix again. Finally, add in melted coconut oil and mix one more time. Your batter should be thinner than normal cookie dough and similar to a thick oatmeal.
  4. Next, use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the batter onto the baking sheet. Use your hands to flatten cookies as they will not expand much while baking. Place diced fresh apple on top, if desired.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 12-14 minutes or until the bottoms begin to brown. Remove from oven and immediately transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. Before serving, dust cookies with ground cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/20 Calories: 107 Sugar: 12 Fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 21 Fiber: 2 Protein: 2

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