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Homemade Healthy Cookies Recipes Part 1- Cowboy Cookies

Healthy Cookies Recipe- Cowboy Cookies

Kids love cookies! And my children are no different.

While shopping for snacks for them,  I try to buy cookies and other goodies that are easy on the sugar side and saturated fat so that it doesn’t take a toll on their health in the long run.

Yes,  let’s just face it! They aren’t the healthiest of choices sometimes.

 So I did some research into making some health-friendly, at the same time, yummy cookies and finally came up with three varieties of ‘awesome goodness’  that are easy to prepare and store.So if you are looking for homemade healthy cookies recipes, you can stop the search here. because I have 3 of them to share 🙂 

It is also ‘kid tested’ to be a hit.  These are great healthy snacks you can have no qualms about sharing with your kids as their favorite after school snack. Even better, they are home made with a taste and level of nutrition that the ‘store bought’ can never match!

I will start my ‘Cookies Series’ with the first recipe in the list which is called ‘Healthy Cowboy Cookies’. It does have an interesting name and I have no idea how that title came about.  But I am sure a child would love the name and the cookies as well. My little one told me so! 

So here goes: 

Homemade Healthy Cookies Recipes #1- Cowboy Cookies

Homemade Healthy Cookies Recipe- Cowboy Cookies


1 Cup Flour 

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Ripe Banana

1/8 Cup Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons Applesauce

½ Cup Oats

¼ Cup Chopped Pecans

¼ Cup Honey

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon Ginger


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In medium bowl, mix together Banana, coconut oil, honey, ginger and cinnamon until smooth.  Add in flour, baking soda and baking powder until just mixed.  Lastly add Oats and pecans until just blended.  You could also add  some chocolate chips if you like. Not needed, its up to you. I improvise sometimes with various ingredients and you can never go wrong with chocolate, you see?   Drop by spoonful onto pre-sprayed cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes.  

Voila! There you have it!


Pretty easy to prep and bake. And it turned out to be so yummy that I and my ‘little partner’ couldn’t stop eating them and had to make the next batch right away so that we have more for the ‘school days’ too 

Try this out and let me know how you find the Healthy Cowboy Cookies- yummy or what? 

P.S: Stick around for more homemade healthy cookies recipes 🙂 



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  • Reply
    Sharm's Outlet
    29 August, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I have not tried coconut oil in cookies… does it taste like coconut… I have to give a try.. where do you buy your coconut oil?
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      Momless Mom
      29 August, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      hmm..not really! but it tastes really good though.. fresher than the normal canola or the vegetable oil we use… I get my coconut oil from Indian store near by. But I think you could also get it from grocery stores.
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    29 August, 2013 at 6:57 am

    These are a great alternative to the well known Oreos!! 🙂 While my youngest has a nut allergy, I know my other children would definitely enjoy these.

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      Momless Mom
      29 August, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      You can always eliminate pecans you know? There are lots other good stuff in there.. But between you and me, I love pecans… I like it literally in anything I eat 😉
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    29 August, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Yummy these sound like they are a real treat! I see you have several mixed ingredients like banana, applesauce etcetera, so I’m curious, what’s the main flavor that you get when they are done?
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      Momless Mom
      29 August, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      For me, it was more banana.. It was so ripe, may be that’s why.. Coming to think of it, I can also remember tasting a bit of apple too 🙂
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    29 August, 2013 at 8:10 am

    They look really good.. I heard if you use applesauce it makes it much more healthy.

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    John Hurd
    29 August, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Even though I haven’t tried it before. From the looks of it, I think its pretty tasty indeed. I would definitely try some of these Cowboy Cookies, I think a 10 minute preparation is not that long,
    besides its a good pair for coffee.

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    Missy Homemaker
    29 August, 2013 at 8:57 am

    These look VERY tasty, and anything with pecans has to be good!
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    Patricia Figurski
    29 August, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Wow! It looks good my friend! I’ll have to try it 🙂

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    Jessica @Bkeepsushonest
    29 August, 2013 at 9:13 am

    These look yummy! I would use Almond Flour instead to make them Paleo for my family but otherwise they look great.
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      Momless Mom
      29 August, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Almond flour sounds like a good choice.. hmm..may be next time, I would try with it 🙂 Thanks for the idea.
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    29 August, 2013 at 9:27 am

    These sound great! I think I might have to make this as an after school snack during the first week of school next week.
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    Sarah Jane
    29 August, 2013 at 9:34 am

    YUMMY!! I know what my daughter and I will hopefully do after her nap. We have bananas that NEED to be used up.
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    29 August, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I could SO go for some homemade cookies about now, and these look great!
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    working mama
    29 August, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Perfect snack for kids. Surely my lil man wil like this

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    Anita Breeze
    29 August, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I like how you described them as ‘awesome goodness’. I will give these a whirl as the kids go back to school next week and I am guilty of packing store bought cookies in their lunches. Those are full of transfats, and these seem several steps up on the healthy scale! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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    29 August, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Having healthier choices is great! When children get used to healthier their tastes change and the garbage tastes, well, like garbage!

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    29 August, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    These sound good for being healthy. 😉 Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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    Tabitha Stevenson
    29 August, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Oh I love coconut oil. Those look great and will have to try out for my kiddos.

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    Casey Gardner
    29 August, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you for putting this recipe out. I love coconut oil too and hoping they have a bit of that flavor!

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    29 August, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I didn’t think healthy and cookies could go in the same recipe. 😉 Thanks for sharing!
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    Foodie in WV
    29 August, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I love using coconut oil in baking! Your recipe looks like a nice treat 🙂
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    Dov Shapira
    29 August, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Can I use a whole wheat flour in this recipe ?
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      Momless Mom
      29 August, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      I haven’t used whole wheat flour in baking these. So, I am not sure how it will turn out. But I guess, there is no harm in trying. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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    Robin F.
    29 August, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Yummy!!! I will have to add this to the list of cookies I bake for x-ms

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    Allen Hall
    29 August, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    great idea for healthy eating

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    Yvonne Brown
    29 August, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for this thoughtful post! It is relevant and helpful for moms that want to try something different. I’ve never made cookies with coconut oil. Curious about the texture it creates.


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    29 August, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    looks so yummy

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    Don Purdum
    30 August, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Now you did it. You enticed my sweet tooth. Great!!! LOL… Seriously though, Yum!
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    30 August, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Ma’am, you have a truly great site. I will be making these cookies this weekend.

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    31 August, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    We used to make Coyboy Cookies when I was growing up and when my daughter’s were small. I love the healthy twist. Will have to try this.

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    10 December, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    This is truly a great recipe. These cookies are delicious and at the same time they are much healthier than the store bought cookies.

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