Honey Oatmeal Cookies


They’re crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, and they’re pretty darn near being healthy! Well, they were in a diabetes-friendly cookbook, so that says something! Just felt like whipping up a batch of biccies, but didn’t want to bring on a sugar coma, so these fit the bill nicely. I liked the addition of cinnamon, though next time I might substitute ginger which I think would work really nicely with the honey and oats. I might also throw in a handful of sesame seeds which will make the cookies even healthier. Thanks to New Zealand’s Healthy Food Guide cookbook ‘101 diabetes-friendly recipes’ for this recipe.


Makes 12 big cookies


  • 50g reduced-fat spread (I cheated and used unsalted butter)
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp liquid honey
  • 1/3-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (ginger would be great too)
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup oats
  • ½ cup chopped dates


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream spread with sugar until soft. Beat in egg. Add honey and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, oats and dates. Add to creamed mixture.
  4. Place 12 heaped spoonfuls of mixture onto trays, leaving space in between for spreading.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden. The cookies should be slightly soft to touch when removed from oven. Cool for 5 minutes on tray.
  6. Cool completely before storing for up to 2 days in a sealed container.

Food Photography Info: Canon 550D (EOS Rebel T2i); Canon 50mm 1.8 lens / Natural lighting


5 thoughts on “Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s