Lemon Oat Cookies

Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste. Made with oats, wholemeal flour, coconut oil and lemon you’ll love this healthier cookie recipe!

Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste. Made with oats, wholemeal flour, coconut oil and lemon you'll love this healthier cookie recipe!

Folks, these lemon oat cookies fit perfectly into the 80/20 eating rule.

They’re a tasty healthier cookie compared to traditional heavily sugared, processed flour and butter based ones.

You’ll also find this recipe great fun to make and really easy too!

Basically it’s just one bowl of wet ingredients combined with another bowl of dry ingredients.

The combined ingredients are rolled into balls, pressed into cookie shapes on a baking tray and then baked in the oven.

That’s it.

Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste. Made with oats, wholemeal flour, coconut oil and lemon you'll love this healthier cookie recipe!

You know we’re all about quick healthy meals here.

But sometimes it’s nice to make a quick treat bake too and to share it with your friends which is precisely what I did here.

That’s the 20% part of the 80/20 rule. The treat part.

I hadn’t baked anything for my colleagues at work for a while, I enjoy doing that and sharing the good food love so that’s what I did with these lemon oat cookies.

The first batch on testing was an instant hit, so I made another one to check and that went down equally well too.

So now they are here for you to try!

Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste. Made with oats, wholemeal flour, coconut oil and lemon you'll love this healthier cookie recipe!

The idea for these cookies came to me from the lemon crunch cheesecake recipe.

You folks seem to really love that one as it’s been one of my most popular recipes lately.

So thank you!

It’s nice to enjoy a piece of that cheesecake occasionally isn’t it, in all it’s lemony glory?

Sometimes though you just want a little treat giving you exactly that same flavour and that’s what these lemon crunch cookies give you!

Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste. Made with oats, wholemeal flour, coconut oil and lemon you'll love this healthier cookie recipe!

Of course healthier cookies like this didn’t feature on our recent trip to Hawaii and San Francisco!

But you know, its a once in a lifetime holiday, and anyway we were still going to the gym on a daily basis even if that was just for a quick run and not the full workout so I feel I cancelled out those calories. πŸ˜‰

Anyway, if you enjoyed this healthier bake then why not check out my other healthier home baking recipes?

Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste. Made with oats, wholemeal flour, coconut oil and lemon you'll love this healthier cookie recipe!
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Lemon Oat Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and healthier simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste.
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 80 g porridge oats
  • 80 g plain wholemeal flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil/coconut butter*
  • 1 egg medium sized, lightly whisked.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon , juiced and finely grated zest
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan
  2. Lightly spray a baking tray with the olive oil spray and rub across the surface of the whole tray.
  3. In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar).
  4. In another bowl all the wet ingredients (coconut oil, whisked egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and zest).
  5. Combine the contents of both bowls together. The mixture will be sticky, but should hold together in a ball. If not, add a little more wholemeal flour.
  6. Flour your hands a little and roll the sticky mixture into 12 equal sized balls, place on the baking tray and then flatten with a fork.

  7. Bake in the centre of an oven for 12 - 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the baking tray with a spatula and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Recipe Notes

*You can use melted butter

Nutrition label is per cookie

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Oat Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
Cholesterol 13.6mg 5%
Sodium 67.9mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Sugars 4.2g
Protein 2.5g 5%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste. Made with oats, wholemeal flour, coconut oil and lemon you'll love this healthier cookie recipe!

Well hopefully you’re all experiencing some warmer weather and some more salads might be appealing?

I tentatively posted a new salad recipe a few weeks ago the shredded kale and spinach salad one, writing there that I hoped I wouldn’t jinx the weather.

Yes, well just Tuesday past we plunged to -2Β°C. So I held off in posting another salad today!

However, a new salad is on the cards for next week!

It’s a spiralized sweet potato salad with a healthier dressing. So let’s all keep our fingers crossed for good weather and I hope that you can join me then!

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Lemon oat cookies are a delicious and simple bake with an amazing fresh lemon taste. Made with oats, wholemeal flour, coconut oil and lemon you'll love this healthier cookie recipe!

Comments

  1. O Love the lemon and oat! They sound so light and crunchy!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      They are Rebecca. I was afraid they would be a bit “dense” but nope, everyone loved them!

      Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  2. Neil – I adore a lemon cookie and these – why these are baked to perfection! And – looking over your ingredient list – why they are almost like a heavier bowl of lemon oats -eh?! Now – is your job site hiring?As I would love to be on the receiving end of these cookies πŸ™‚
    Hope you and lady Lynne have a wonderful weekend!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey Shashi, thanks so much for your comment. I’m glad you like these! πŸ™‚

      I’m afraid I had to google lemon oats, but yeah they look yum! I suppose these could be a heavier bowl of that.

      Have a great weekend yourself. I’ll let you know if any jobs come up at my work. πŸ˜‰

  3. Susie @ Suzlyfe says:

    LEMON COOKIES I love lemon cookies.
    Have an awesome weekend (and I hope it gets warmer! It got randomly cold today here as well)

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you Susie and you have a great weekend too.

      We’ve got a Bank Holiday weekend here so Lynne and I are hoping that we can do a 14 mile walk we’ve had planned for a while now.

      Keep your fingers crossed for a good weekend, or at least dry anyway. πŸ™‚

  4. Tis the season for all things lemon! These do not disappoint, I would love a few of these with a big glass of almond milk πŸ™‚
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Rachel. πŸ™‚

      When Lynne and I were doing the photographs we couldn’t decide whether they should have a glass of milk or a cup of tea in.

      As you can see the cup of tea won! πŸ˜€

  5. These look like something I could sink my teeth into, for sure! πŸ™‚

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      They’ve just got the right amount of “crunch” too.

      Thanks Gigi. Have a fantastic weekend!

  6. These cookies sound amazing, Neil! I love a good lemon cookie (especially in the Spring) and the oats in there sound delicious. In fact, I bet these would be great crumbled over a bowl of yogurt in the morning. I hope the Scottish weather is treating you better this week! (It was annoyingly chilly here this weekend after being nice and (unseasonably) warm for a week or two.) The warmer days are coming! (Oh, and I peeked at that lemon crunch cheesecake, too. I need a slice now!)
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you David. And yes, I do believe that these lemon oat cookies would be amazing crumbled over a bowl of yogurt. In fact that’s a suggestion I never thought of and one I’m keen to try as soon as possible! Plus, it’s a great excuse to bake another fresh batch of these! πŸ™‚

      We had cool but dry weather over the weekend, so for Scotland that wasn’t bad. And, even better as it was a Bank Holiday weekend! I hope you’re right that those warmer days are coming. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for both of us enjoying warmer weather and you loosing that chilly weather. Brrr! πŸ˜‰

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