Healthy Oatmeal Date Cookies Recipe

Healthy oatmeal date cookies are the perfect way to include healthy dates and oats in your family’s diet. These easy-to-make cookies are healthy bites of crunchy oats and juicy, sweet dates!! They are crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside!! Munch on these with a glass of cold milk, chai or coffee for a tasty, scrumptious treat!!

I know, Christmas is long gone, but who does not like a cookie to munch on when there is a snack attack!! I am so happy to share this easy recipe which I have been using to make yummy healthy oatmeal date cookies full of healthy oats and dates for my kids ever since I can remember! They have both moved out and are doing well for themselves in this wonderful world (making us proud every day); so frequency of making these has drastically reduced.

During a visit of some family friends last month, I decided to make these again and pack a bagful of them as a gift when they left (I did get a call from them later that they were so yummy!). I dug out this recipe from my huge collection of cookbooks (it has been so long since I made them, I had to read through about 4 to 5 written cookbooks of mine to find it hidden in my tattered but well-used cooking journal!) and made a huge batch, some for them to take away and some for us at home (all of us have a fairly big sweet tooth)!!

You may very well know by now, my fondness for dates in my diet (Date and Cornflake energy bites, Eggless Date and Cashew nut cake, Chocolate covered stuffed Dates etc).  These cookies are another way to chow down some more dates (powerhouse of nutrition)!!! With oatmeal for added crunch (and of course, they are good for you, with their cholesterol lowering properties and all that healthy mumbo-jumbo!!)  and whole wheat flour (what is there not to love in these cookies), I am sure you will not mind if your family gobble them up when you make them!

It is so easy to make: just mix the liquids with the dry ingredients, stir in oats and dates, make small balls, roll them in more sugar and bake. That is it!! If you are wary of the extra sugar used for coating, you can omit it (but I would not, as it gives it additional crunch in every bite!). With no butter, only oil and healthy oats, it cannot get any healthier!

You can dress them up with added chocolate chips (for the chocoholics) or even some chopped nuts. If you don’t have dates, use raisins or dried cranberries! Any way you make them, I am sure you will love them.

Please do make them today and treat your family to a healthy dessert or as a treat in your kids’ lunch box. They make great edible gifts too!!

Other decadent cookies you can try are: Karachi Biscuits, Rich Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Eggless Jam-filled Thumbprint Cookies etc.

Healthy Oatmeal Date Cookies
Yields 25
Scrumptious crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside oatmeal and date cookies; little bites of decadent munchies!!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
129 calories
18 g
7 g
5 g
2 g
0 g
30 g
65 g
8 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
30g
Yields
25
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129
Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 7mg
2%
Sodium 65mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ½ cup vegetable oil
  2. ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  3. 1 egg
  4. ¾ cup granulated sugar plus some for coating
  5. ½ cup whole wheat flour
  6. ½ cup all-purpose flour/maida
  7. ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  8. ¼ teaspoon salt
  9. 1 ½ cups oats
  10. ½ cup chopped dates
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade
  2. In a large bowl, mix oil, vanilla, sugar and egg with a beater till well mixed.
  3. Stir in the flours, soda and salt.
  4. Gently, mix in the oats and dates with a spoon or better yet with clean hands (nature’s best tool!!) to form a smooth dough.
  5. Place some granulated sugar in a bowl.
  6. Make small balls of the dough and roll in the sugar.
  7. Place the rolled dough about 2 inches apart on an ungreased pan.
  8. Press each ball flat.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes till slightly golden.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool on wire racks.
  11. Bite into heavenly, chewy healthy oatmeal date cookies and enjoy them with your evening chai or coffee!!
  12. Store leftovers in airtight containers.
  13. Enjoy!!!
Adapted from GoodHousekeeping Magazine
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calories
129
fat
5g
protein
2g
carbs
18g
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Adapted from GoodHousekeeping Magazine
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How to make Healthy Oatmeal Date cookies with step-by-step method:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Centigrade.
  • Gather all the ingredients.

  • In a large bowl, mix oil, vanilla, sugar and egg.

  • Beat well with a hand beater till well mixed.

  • Stir in the flours, soda and salt.

  • Add the oats and chopped dates.

  • Gently, mix with a spoon or better yet with clean hands (nature’s best tool!!) to form a smooth dough.

  • Place some granulated sugar in a bowl.
  • Make small balls of the dough and roll in the sugar.

  • Place the rolled dough about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased pan.
  • Press each ball flat.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes till slightly golden.

  • Remove from oven and let cool on wire racks.

  • Bite into heavenly, chewy healthy oatmeal date cookies and enjoy them with your evening chai/coffee!!
  • Store leftovers in airtight containers.
  • Enjoy!!!

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