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Healthy Whole Grain Cookies

These homemade healthy whole grain cookies are diet-friendly and perfect as a sweet snack. Give them a try!

Although I do not consider myself a baking expert, I must admit that this recipe for whole grain cookies pleasantly surprised me, even though it was an experiment. Their extraordinary taste and their crunchy texture make them ideal for breakfast, accompanied by a cup of coffee or cocoa with milk.

Whole Grain Cookies

These whole grain cookies are easy to prepare and are a healthy sweet snack, rich in fiber, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. Their rich aroma, due to the added nutmeg and cinnamon, makes them irresistible. I hope you will try this recipe too!

If you are looking for other biscuit / cookies recipes, you can also try my Greek Easter Biscuits – Koulourakia, Macaroons, Pumpkin and Chocolate Cookies, Cinnamon Cookies and Thumbprint Cookies.

Healthy Whole Grain Cookies Recipe

Whole grain cookies – additional flavors & ingredients

  • Seeds: Add sesame seeds, chia seeds or pumpkin seeds to enrich the nutrient intake of the biscuits.
  • Dried fruits: For a sweet note and soft texture, you can add dried fruits such as raisins, dates, cranberries or pieces of apricots or plums. They will bring a delicious aroma and extra sweetness.
  • Additional flavors: Experiment with flavors such as vanilla, cinnamon, ground ginger or ground almonds to bring a distinctive and comforting note to whole oat biscuits.
  • Alternative sweeteners: If you want to reduce the amount of sugar, you can replace white sugar with natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup or agave syrup. This will add a natural and subtle sweetness to the biscuits.
  • Adding chocolate: For an extra touch of decadence, you can add pieces of dark chocolate or milk chocolate to the cookie dough. This will provide an explosion of flavor and a surprising delight in every bite.

Experiment with these options and adapt the recipe according to your culinary preferences to create truly unique and delicious whole oat biscuits!

Healthy Whole Grain Cookies Recipe

Healthy Vegan Whole Grain Cookies
These homemade healthy whole grain cookies are diet-friendly and perfect as a sweet snack. Give them a try!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American, European
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 67 kcal


1. Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour maybe more depending on the moisture of the mix
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg optional

2. Wet ingredients + sweetener

  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil grapeseed preferably *you can replace oil by using applesauce
  • 1 egg beaten and mixed with 1 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

3. Seeds & Dry fruits

  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds


  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients from list 1. together.
  • In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients from list 2. together.
  • Mix 1. and 2. ingredients together.
  • Add the raisins, sunflower seeds and flax seeds and mix. If the mixture seems too wet, add some flour. If it isn’t binding together very well, add an egg white.
  • Place the dough for 20 minutes in the fridge. Let it cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 335F .
  • Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto your baking sheet. Press down with a fork to ensure even cooking.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden on the bottom of the cookie.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword cookies, grains, oats
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Very simple and delicious! Loved the texture!


Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Darn! Healthy until I saw the sugar... :-( Can you replace the sugar with Stevia, and can you replace the egg with flax egg?


Friday 12th of February 2021

You can use a stevia or erythritol sweetener instead of sugar. I recommend Sukrin. Flax eggs should work as well.


Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Great recipe, I really love these cookies. Thank you!

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Glad you liked the recipe! You're welcome!

Jen @TheFitHousewife

Tuesday 12th of March 2013

these look great, something my boys would love! And I love all the healthy ingredients :)


Wednesday 26th of September 2012

made these and really liked them! thanks for the recipe! do you know how many servings a whole batch makes? or approx.?


Thursday 27th of September 2012

I'm happy do hear that Michelle! I think I made about maybe 4 dozen cookies in total..more or less. I never write down the servings though..and always forget :)