Oatmeal Cookies Without Butter

Being health conscious, you may want to prepare cookies without butter. In that case, you may find this article useful, with some tips for making butterless oatmeal cookies.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2018
Oatmeal is undoubtedly one of the healthiest foods for human beings. While oatmeal porridge is widely consumed, cookies made of oats are also equally popular. As we all know, butter is one of the ingredients used in making cookies. However, if you have a sweet tooth for cookies, it will be better to use a butter substitute in the recipe. This will considerably reduce the amount of saturated fats and the calorific content of the cookies. So, if you are a health conscious person who wants to cut down the calories and intake of saturated fats, then, opt for oatmeal cookies without butter.

No Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

The following are some of the oatmeal cookie recipes without butter. These no butter cookies are definitely a healthy option. These recipes may also prove useful for those who run out of butter.

Recipe ~ I

Ingredients
  • Quick cooking oats - 3 cups
  • All-purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Regular white sugar - ¼ cup
  • Brown sugar - 1 cup
  • Unsweetened applesauce - ¾ cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Egg - 1
  • Salt - ½ teaspoon
  • Raisins - 2 cups
How to Prepare
Take the applesauce in a large bowl and add both types of sugar, along with the vanilla extract. Mix them well before adding the egg. Beat the mixture till all the ingredients form a smooth paste. Now, sift the flour with salt and baking soda. The next step is to add the sifted flour into the applesauce mixture. Blend them well before adding the oatmeal. Combine them together to form the cookie dough. The last step is to mix the raisins in this cookie dough. Now, drop small amounts of cookie dough (a spoonful) on ungreased baking sheets. Slightly flatten them so that each piece has a thickness of around half an inch. Make sure that they have a space of at least two inches in between. Bake them in the oven that is preheated to 375 degree Fahrenheit, for around eight minutes. If you like crispy cookies, the baking time should be increased to ten minutes.

Recipe ~ II

Ingredients
  • Quick cooking oats - 1 ½ cup
  • All-purpose flour - 1 ½ cup
  • White sugar - 1 cup
  • Brown sugar - 1 cup
  • Canola oil - ¾ cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Baking powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Baking soda - ½ teaspoon
  • Salt - ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon - 1 to 2 pinches
  • Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
How to Prepare
Start with sifting the flour with salt, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder. Once done mix the flour with oats, white sugar and brown sugar. Combine them well before adding canola oil and eggs. Now, take a wooden spatula and mix them to form the cookie dough. Make small balls out of this dough and place them on greased cookie sheets. Flatten the balls to a thickness of up to half an inch. Now, bake these cookies in the oven that is preheated to 350 degree Fahrenheit, for around ten to twelve minutes. Your healthy oatmeal cookies without butter are ready.

Recipe ~ III

Ingredients
  • Rolled oats (large or small flakes) - 1 ½ cup
  • Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Honey - ½ cup
  • Olive oil (can be replaced with canola or corn oil) - ½ cup
  • Molasses - 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla - 1 teaspoon
  • Egg - 1
  • Baking soda - ½ teaspoon
  • Baking powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Salt - ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Raisins - ½ cup
How to Prepare
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients like flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Sift them together, before adding the oats. Take another bowl to mix honey, along with oil, molasses, vanilla and egg. It will be better to beat the egg in a small bowl with a tablespoon of water, before adding it to the honey mixture. Now, combine the flour-oats mixture with the wet ingredients. If you find the consistency of this cookies dough to be too watery, add some more flour. Now, refrigerate this dough for around twenty minutes. Make sure that it is kept in a container with a tight lid. After that, take it out and drop small spoonfuls of dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten the dough with a fork and bake for around 15 to 20 minutes, in the oven that is preheated to 330 degree Fahrenheit. Make sure that the cookies are golden brown in color, especially, at the bottom.

There are various other versions of healthy oatmeal cookie recipes and you may try them as well. So, this is one of the healthy ways of incorporating oatmeal into your diet. Try these recipes and enjoy the goodness of oats in a tasty and healthy way.
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