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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Healthy Cookie Recipe Oatmeal

Santa-Approved Blueberry Banana Apple Cookies: A Fresh Twist with Vitamix Magic

Discover a delightful cookie recipe transformed by the power of a Vitamix! From pulverizing apple skins to crafting your own flours, this egg-free, butter-free, milk-free delight is a game-changer. Embrace the joy of basic ingredients and see if Santa gives his seal of approval this holiday season.

Heart Healthy Cookie Recipe

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The other day, I got a call from the North Pole – it was Mrs. Claus! She asked if I could whip up a healthier cookie for Santa. Assuring her, I gladly accepted the challenge.

Even Santa needs a little help sometimes, right?

So, today's experiment: a health-friendly cookie made from items on the brink of expiration in my cupboards. That's my cooking style – been doing it for years, so why stop now? Not to mention we try to reduce waste as much as we can.

Let's dive into this on-the-fly recipe! Oh, and since we are helping Santa, maybe he will be gracious enough to gift you a Vitamix if you do not already have one. They are a game changer in the kitchen whipping up light and airy cookies, yum!

No sugar added cookie recipe

Blueberry Banana Apple Oatmeal Cookies (try saying that three times fast!)


  1. 3 washed apples with skin
  2. 3 peeled bananas
  3. 1 c fresh blueberries, washed and drained 
  4. 1 c roasted unsalted almonds
  5. 1 c gluten free oats
  6. 5 T gluten free all purpose baking flour
  7. 1 t salt
  8. 1 t baking powder


  • Cut apples into quarters, place in the Vitamix along with bananas (or a food processor if you don't have one). Ensure apples and skins are pulverized.
  • Add almonds, oats, salt, baking powder, and flour to mixture, and let the Vitamix do it's magic
  • Transfer batter to a bowl, fold in blueberries
  • Spoon cookie dough onto baking sheet, bake for 9 minutes at 350 degrees
  • Remove from oven, let them cool and voila!  Yummy, delicious, no sugar added cookies!  

Baking can sometimes be fickle, and sometimes my creations do not work out, but this one?  Oh my goodness, this one is Bentley and the Santa that lives here approved!  This healthy cookie recipe oatmeal is moist, airy, and those bits of fresh blueberries burst in your mouth when biting into these cookies!  

Healthy Cookie Recipe Oatmea

My Vitamix is my baking sidekick, tackling everything from cookies to bread to soups, amongst other things. It effortlessly pulverizes apple skins, almonds, and helps me whip up my own flours. Santa gifted it to me years ago, and I initially underestimated its potential, thinking it was just for smoothies. Little did I know, it's a kitchen powerhouse – handling flours, bread doughs, and even making my own ground chicken for chicken spinach burgers. Freshness is the secret ingredient!

Cooking and baking with the simplest ingredients adds a magical touch to our meals. Now, if you're on the hunt for a sugar-loaded cookie, well, this might not be it. Yet, with the sweetness of bananas, apples, and blueberries, it's a different kind of delightful. Not your typical store-bought cookie - in my humble opinion, they're even better!

Let me take a moment to tip my hat off to my Vitamix, my trusty helper in the kitchen. It's the maestro, especially when dealing with dates or conjuring up almond, rice, and oat flours.

Baking often finds me teetering between health-conscious creations and the occasional sweet indulgence. Some crave more sugar in my recipes, while others champion the healthy route. Sugar enthusiasts, fear not, you can customize it to your liking, spoon by spoon. While I occasionally share the sugary confections we all love, my daily recipes cater to what works for us.

In the grand scheme of things, I'm just striving to do what's best for us. Pleasing everyone is a Herculean task, and I've tried. So, here's a festive reminder: do your best, and if others miss the effort, take a breather. No need to stress over doing it all. I used to think I had to be everything for everyone, but life's events often humble us, revealing we are enough.

So, embrace your enough-ness! You're amazing, you rock, and I wish you a holiday season filled with joy and self-love. Cheers to you! 🌟

Give this recipe a shot! Another egg-free, butter-free, milk-free delight. Isn't it satisfying to cook and bake with the most basic ingredients? I like to believe I rose to Mrs. Claus's challenge. We'll see if Santa gives his jolly approval when he visits through the chimney.

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Happy Holidays!


Would you like to comment?

  1. Healthy cookies that look good and taste good are so hard to find sometimes, Cara. Especially, this time of year. I'm super excited to try these. They look delicious. Big hugs, CoCo

    1. You will have to let me know if you like them CoCo. My tastes are sometimes different than others, since I have been away from sugar and the like for so long. When I have something with a lot of sugar in it, it really hits me. I was worried they would not form, but they turned out so fluffy, and airy, I was pretty excited.

  2. I never had cookies like these before, but they look delicious especially with the addition of apples, bananas, and blueberries! I'll have to try them out!

    1. I hope you like them Karalee, they were a hit here in our home. I am always searching for ways to incorporate fruit instead of sugar into cookies. I was happy this recipe turned out.