Recipe By Allie
Published Oct 23rd
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 3 dozen Calories 91.1

These are cookies you won’t need to feel guilty about! This recipe combines oats, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and wheat germ for a nutty, tasty treat.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • ½ cup wheat germ

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla and nutmeg.
  3. 3 In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and wheat germ; gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
  4. 4 Drop by rounded spoonfuls, a couple of inches apart, onto cookie sheet(s).
  5. 5 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 91.1
  • Carbohydrate 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol 14.2 mg
  • Fat 5.1 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Sodium 66.4 mg
  • Sugar 4.1 g


  1. These were good. My husband liked them too. As others suggested I replaced half the butter with applesauce.
  2. These were really good! I used 1/3 c. butter and 1/3 c. applesauce. I ground my flaxseed and did a generous 1/4 c. I added about 2 T. water and omitted the egg (b/c of the extra flax) and we didn't miss it at all. I used whole wheat flour a VERY loose 1/2 c. - Read more ...
  3. Used half the butter amount and added 3/4 cup applesauce. 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of blue agave nectar. Whole wheat flour. Chopped walnuts instead of hazelnuts. Almond meal instead of wheat germ. Added a dash of almond extract in addition to the vanilla extract. They are very moist and delicious. Thanks for - Read more ...
  4. These cookies are simply great. I used one stick of butter a few Tbsp of applesauce instead of the full amt of family loved them as did all my friends! A true guilt-free treat:)
  5. Delicious & nutty! Few changes: subbed about 1/3 of butter with applesauce (hence "healthnut") chopped pecans in place of hazelnuts and sesame nuts. Made some with raisins and some with choc. chips but we thought tastiest without. Tried putting 1/2 wheat flour but texture was not as nice. Can reduce sugar by about 1/4 with - Read more ...
  6. With all the sugar butter and white processed flour I wouldn't really consider this a healthy cookie. I gave them a try with some changes...applesauce for 1/2 the butter cutting back on the sugar by half and using spelt flour (whole wheat flour would be a good alternative too). I'm not sure how different they - Read more ...
  7. Yummy:) I also replaced 1/2 of the butter with applesauce and they turned out fine. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup added a bit of cinnamon and omitted the salt (i was using dry roasted sunflower seeds which were already plenty salty). I also omitted the hazelnuts (husband doesn't like) and flax seeds (almost - Read more ...
  8. Yummmmy! I made cookie bars instead of cookies. Very moist! I cut the butter in half and used about 3/4 c applesauce. I added raisins and omitted the sunflower seeds (only cause I didn't have any in the house). I used flax seed meal instead of the seeds and used about 3 T. My husband, - Read more ...
  9. This is a wonderful recipe! I did not have any wheat germ so I substituted more oatmeal and they turned out just fine. It is nice to find a healthy recipe that still tates great. I will definitely be making these cookies often!