These healthy oat cookies have to be some of the easiest snacks I’ve made for a while. They’re also tasty and full of fruit – a total winner.

Having a ‘recovering’ fussy eater in the family – I think of William in this way because he’s slowly losing his anxiety and is nowhere near as picky as he used to be, but it is a slow process – I’m always on the look-out for food, specifically snacks, and drinks that can provide some of his fruit and veg intake without him really realising it.

You may have seen my post about how to sneak fruit and vegetables into your child’s diet. Thankfully, I don’t need to be quite as sneaky now because William does eat some vegetables of his own accord and likes some fruit, namely raisins and cranberries.

My son’s eating habits is one of the reasons I came up with this recipe. I wanted to take his favourite fruit and wrap it up in an appetising way while sneaking in some more fruit at the same time.

These healthy oat cookies are just that – healthy. The fruit in this recipe is the only source of sugar and the coconut oil in its small quantity is good for you too.

Healthy oat cookies.

This recipe is dead easy to make and perfect for children. Each batch makes around 15 cookies or so.

Healthy oat cookies

What you need…

  • 200g rolled oats
  • 1 large banana, loosely mashed
  • 100g raisins (I actually used a mix of raisins and dried cranberries)
  • 2 tbsps of coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Baking parchment

What you need to do…

  1. Heat your oven to 160°C / 320°F.
  2. Line a baking try with baking parchment and put to one side for later.
  3. Next, pour the oats into a large bowl and stir in the baking powder and dried fruit.
  4. Mix the coconut oil, banana and milk together and add to the oats.
  5. Mix everything together until it forms a firm ‘batter’.
  6. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter out of the bowl and roll into balls.
  7. Place each ball onto the baking tray and flatten them with the palm of your hand.
  8. Leave a space between each cookie for them to expand slightly during baking. You may need more than one baking tray for all of your healthy oat cookies, depending on the size of the tray.
  9. Cook in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until they start going a golden brown.
  10. Take out of the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Keep in an airtight container and consume as you wish!

Healthy oat cookies

Healthy oat cookies

Baking tips

Don’t worry about finely mashing the banana. Leaving chunks in the mixture will simply add to the texture of the cookies.

I hope you like this recipe and don’t forget to check out some of my other recipes too.