Eggless Wholewheat Oat Cookies

Eggless Wholewheat Oat Cookies

I have always loved road trips. Gazing out of the window while I watched the world go by, the trees and mountains, the fields, the houses, the sky, moon and stars in the night with music playing in the background, while the car zoomed past with my father at the helm was one of my favourite childhood activities.

And I got to relive this favoured pastime of mine along with my four year old  when we visited several places by road when Hari and I visited my parents during his annual holidays. I got to show him the fields with farmers working on them, the bullock carts on the roads, wind mills and in other words the "real India" which city bred children are rarely exposed to. Along the way he discovered fascinating things, asked riveting questions and chanced upon interesting things to eat giving his developing taste buds a myriad different options

In my mother's kitchen!

Soon after we came home to my parents, I made these healthy, wholesome and toothsome cookies to keep my little one’s taste for the good things in life intact.

When I had made a batch of these cookies at home in Mumbai, I remember how quickly they had disappeared. So, I decided to make a double batch this time to distribute to family and friends too.

Good quality, locally made unsalted cow butter is hard to come by in Mumbai, so I never let go of an opportunity to make cookies with butter in it when I visit my parents where this kind of butter is found in abundance.

These cookies are full of wholesome goodness, taste well and are quite easy to assemble, so there is hardly a reason not to give these a try.

As a snack served with your favorite mid afternoon drink, a breakfast side, a kiddie snack box or simply as an any time munchie these cookies rock!

And these are not to be left behind when you travel, especially on that special road trip, that brings back memories!


Eggless Wholewheat Oat Cookies Recipe

 You can use 50% whole wheat flour and 50% plain flour for lighter cookies.


100 gm (1/2 cup) butter at room temperature

220 gm (1 cup) castor sugar or powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp milk

100 gm (1 cup) oats

140 gm (1 cup) whole wheat or plain flour

1 tsp cinnamon powder

1 tsp baking soda



In a large bowl put in the butter, sugar, vanilla and milk and beat until smooth and creamy.

In another bowl, assemble all the dry ingredients, the oats, flour, cinnamon powder and baking soda and mix well.

Mix in the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and knead briefly until the cookie dough comes together.

Preheat the oven at 175 C.

Divide the mixture into 24 equal parts and form into round balls.

Place on a greased or non stick cookie tray at a distance from each other.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes for a chewy cookie and 25 to 30 minutes for crisp cookies.


Makes 24 cookies

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98 thoughts on “Eggless Wholewheat Oat Cookies

  1. great to find this post. i am collecting healthy snacks recipes for my kids(now too young to take any snacks though:))definitely this will be a keeper recipe. thanks a tonne.

  2. hey, an avid follower of your blog…love your recipes and styling…..these cookies are so drool worthy… they store well ? how long will they keep fresh and tasty Anushruti….

  3. The pictures are amazing, the cookies look so delectable and I can't wait to try them out. i love baking cookies and sending it to family and friends 🙂

  4. You write so well Anushruti !! its not only your recipes or your photography … its the entire package… A delight to read your posts … you ROCK !!.. cannot wait to try this recipe.

  5. hi Anushruthi,I am a silent reader of ur blog.Like ur recipes so much.Please tell me how to preheat the oven for baking cookies or to know that my oven has this provision? clarification please.

  6. Can you substitute sugar with sukanet ( raw sugar )? I use that in baking a different cookie recipe.
    I love your healthy recipes.

  7. not only ur photographs bt also ur writing is amazing not to mention ur recipes! u r a boon to vegans n jains. can i replace oats with chocolate chips? my kids love chocolate chip cookies so pls help n thanku 4 all ue wonderful recipes. love them all.take care.

  8. Hi Anushruti…

    loved the recipe for healthy cookies. Tried it and they turned out great… except i found them a bit too sweet… if i reduce a little sugar, do i need to modify any other ingredients ?

  9. Hi, I made these cookies and they are yum. Thank you so much. Your blog is very nice, I love to visit your blog regularly. Regards

  10. Lovely and an easy recipe..loved the 1st batch that I made. I just have one question, can i bake them at 165 degrees centigrade for a longer period of time? I'm having troubles with my oven temp setting.

  11. HI Anushruthi

    I tried your recipe today and the cookies came out well, though they got done in just about 12-15 min. By the way…loved the pictures of the arecanut farm….reminded me of my native South Kanara!:-)

  12. Hi Anushruthi

    Thanks for the amazing recipe. I just bought a brand new microwave (convention) and are the very first thing I baked, in fact the very first thing I ever backed. And they came out just perfect. These are are my favorite cookies now.

  13. rupa: These will store well for a couple of weeks in an air tight container.

    Arundati: You are very kind. 🙂

    Lakshmi: Preheating the oven means simply turning the temperature setting to the temperature mentioned in the recipe.

    Vidya: You can, but the taste and texture of the cookies will be different.

    Vasu: You could use raw sugar, not sure about sucanat though.

    priti: Will post a chocolate chip recipe soon.

    Mansi: No you need not modify any other ingredients.

    Garima: You could try that if you are sure it works for you.

    Vasumathy: Thanks for your sweet words.

  14. Hi, i found your blog while searching for rwhole wheat eggless cookies recipe. I love your recipe!! Just one question. Is adding oats neccessary is there a substitute for it?

  15. Hi Anushruti,
    It's been a while, since I hv been drooling over your posts and waiting the arrival of my new baking oven. Decided to inaugurate it, with this yummy looking recipe 🙂 It turned out perfect, tasty and chewy just like the store bought ones maybe better inspite of omitting the baking powder . My four year old daughter was very delighted to have them! Is it possible to omit baking powder and soda from the cake and cookies recipes via some healthy substitutes to make it chemical free and purely sattvik?
    Thanks again and wishing your site sweet success.

  16. Poornima: Thanks for your wishes and sweet words. Baking powder and soda play an important role in eggless baking. It is certainly not possible to omit them in most recipes. They are used in minute quantities and are permissible in a sattvik diet. So, don't worry about that. 🙂

  17. Hi Anushruti,

    I baked these today using maida and they came out excellent. Wanted to thank you from my heart for inspiring me to cook and bake. Thank you so much. I am loving these cookies. They are quite filling.

  18. hi, loved ur recipe. just wanted to know what is the exact measurement of 1 cup. is it 140 gms or 220 gms

  19. Anushruti,
    I noticed that there s Baking soda written in the ingredients and Baking powder in the procedure. Which one is right?

  20. Well,these are supaaaaaaaaa amazing! I saw ur website by chance..and oh boy! Being a vegetarian is hard enough and all those cookies normally require egg. and those cakes require gelatine. And here is YET another amazing website! Yeay me. These cookies are simply divine. Normally when I bake, I am so tired to eat I save it for later. but nuh-uh. These are perfectly simple, easy and freakin' delicious. I cut down on the sugar, replaced some with brown sugar, added almonds and used plain flour because i didn't have any whole-wheat on hand. Boy..they were freakin dilicioussssssss. THANK YOU! love it. yet another great way to include oats in my diet. next time around, i am using whole wheat and adding in some choco chips too. Hehe. Thank you wonderful lady!

  21. Hi Anushruti,

    I made these today, and they turned out great. Thanks. I felt that i could go with a little less sugar. Can I use brown sugar in this recipe?

    God Bless

  22. hii thanks for the recipe, these cookies are awesome. I tried it for very first time n turned out excellent n exactly as in your pictures. Can you please share the recipe of double choco cookies(eggless) as they serve in Subway. i wanted that recipe from years. Thanks a lot

  23. Came out excellent.
    i tried to 2 variations.
    -Added 40g melted cooking chocolate
    – Added 50g chocolate chips.
    Both came out well

  24. Hi Anu,Absolutely mouthwatering recipe and photographs. I'm planning on trying these cookies the coming week. Regarding the oats, have you used quick oats or the old fashioned oats?

  25. Made these yesterday and were great.Last time I made them, I had not followed your procedure properly.
    But yesterday I followed it to the tee. ( even made exactly 24 pieces )
    Good and Quick recipe.

  26. I tried these today…and it came out perfect…everyone at home appreciated the taste..Great job Anushruti! I also added little honey to it…it was very nice..Thanks..:)

  27. Shwetha: Glad you liked these cookies. But I would stay away from using honey in baking. According to Ayurveda when honey is heated, i produces toxins in the body.

  28. my oven is small , i can bake 9 cookies at a time,so can i leave cookie dough on the counter while other bakes?


  29. vani: Glad to know that!

    meenakshi: Yes you can leave the cookie dough at the counter while you finish baking all the cookies.

  30. Just found your blog. There are soo many recipes that I want to try and the best part is everything is available in my pantry 🙂 Thanks for such simple recipes. Can you please tell me do you crush the oats in a powder or just use it as a whole? I have quick cooking oats at home. Thanks

  31. Hey! these are great! Made them today! vanished in a jiffy just addded chocochip to lure the kids and….thanks!

  32. Hi Anushruti,

    I Came accross your blog… very nice recipes. I am going to try these cookies for sure. I have a question. I am a home baker and I have tried a couple of baking recipes. However my cookies and cakes get burnt from the bottom as I wait for the top of the cookies/cakes to turn golden color. I bake in the bake mode of my otg. I have noticed that on this mode only the below iron rod is heated. How to bake uniformly. Please let me know and suggest me where am I going wrong. awaiting your reply. Thank you. 🙂

  33. Pooja: You need to bake your cakes in the centre of the oven and also make sure that the heating is from top and bottom of the oven. This usually happens in the bake mode of an OTG. Refer to manufacturers manual for more details.

  34. Thank you so much for this receipe. I made it with maida instead of atta and it turned out really well. My first ever cookie baking. will try with atta soon. Thank u soo much ☺

  35. Hi,love to read ur recipe yummy and healthy.
    just wanted to know do we need to flatten the round balls or we just place the rounded balls.

  36. Varsha- There is no need to flatten the dough balls in this recipe. If you flatten it, you will get flat cookies as opposed to the plump shape seen here.

  37. Hi Anushruti,
    After finding so many places finally got this eggless recipes site
    These oatmeal cookies picture is very tempting , I m going to try
    it in the evening, hope to get good result and I was wondering if
    use micro then what is the procedure? Please help

  38. Thank you for the recipe. My son has an egg and peanut allergy. I am always searching for eggless/nut free treats. Am in the process of making this as we speak. So excited to try it! Thank you!

  39. Thank you Anushruti for this wonderful recipe! Loved the cookies especially their plump shape. Your recipe works as it is for microwave oven also. I baked them in the convection mode. The trickiest part was timing the baking.

  40. I just loved these cookies. I was looking for a perfect oat cookie recipe! (I have tried four.. and they had convinced me that its me who can't bake) But this is so perfect! I also substituted refined flour with wheat flour! Though they are heavy! but i was looking for something healthy! I am so happy with the result! Thank you! I just have a question! for the next batch can I reduce the amount of sugar to my taste and substitute butter to olive oil?

  41. Hi Anushree,

    I tried this recipe, came out very crisp and delicious. May be a little more on sweeter side. Will add little less sugar next timr.

    Thanks much!

  42. Hello ma'am ,
    I just bought an otg and tried to bake cookies 3 times but always my cookies burnt from bottom.I can't understand the reason. I put the tray on the upper shelf this time but still it's overcooked on the bottom. I've set function mode bake and bake + convection to check. But still same result. I've used parchment paper as well. Please help me with this.

  43. Foram- You will have to bake in the centre of the oven with both the top and bottom heating on. Also make sure that the temperature is right.

  44. Hi..just tried these and turned out awesome! ! Just added little cashew, almonds, dry coconut powder and pinch of nutmeg..but very correct measurements and instructions 🙂

  45. Made these today, yet to try them but wanted to leave a comment first. They look so perfect so I already know that they are going to taste great too. Followed the recipe to the t and they came out so nice. The cookies don't look that beautiful and perfectly round shaped as yours do but I amyway like the rustic look. Thanks for the recipe!

  46. Baked these twice. Second time with grinded dry fruits. Came out perfectly every time.

  47. Good but little sweet n comes hard…I made it today fr me its good bt for kids n older it is nt good

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