Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

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October 31, 2013

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.



Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 Cookies


  • 50 g reduced-fat spread (I cheated and used unsalted butter)
  • 50 g 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


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Cream spread with sugar until soft. Beat in egg. Add honey and cinnamon and mix well.
  • In another bowl mix flour, baking powder, oats and dates. Add to creamed mixture.
  • Place 12 heaped spoonfuls of mixture onto trays, leaving space in between for spreading.
  • 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.
  • Cool completely before storing for up to 2 days in a sealed container.
Keyword Cookies, Honey Oatmeal Cookies
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Susan, AKA Kiwicook
About The Author
Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.


  1. I love oat biscuits and the chewyness is calling to me! Yum!

  2. Hi, just wondering how much ground cinnamon you put in? Is it 1/3-1/2 cup? Thank you!

  3. ah no worries, thought it might have been teaspoons! Thank you :]


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