Homemade Healthy Cookies Recipes Part 1- 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 🙂 


    1. 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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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 😉

  2. 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?

    1. 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 🙂

  3. 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.

    1. Almond flour sounds like a good choice.. hmm..may be next time, I would try with it 🙂 Thanks for the idea.

  4. 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!

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

    1. 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 🙂

  6. 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.


  7. 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. 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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