Agave and Honey Oatmeal M&M Cookies

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Agave and Honey Oatmeal M&M Cookies.

Yield: 8 cookies

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Agave & Honey Oatmeal- M&M Cookies

These cookies are a healthy, delicious alternative to regular M&M cookies. Note that this only makes 8 cookies, which is a good idea for those who are watching their weight (not too many cookies lying around 🙂 ) Nutritional information included below.


2 Tablespoons lightly beaten egg
3 Tablespoons agave nectar
1 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed (or wheat germ)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon (heaping) ground cinnamon
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
M&M's (or raisins)


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Mix egg, agave, honey, oil and vanilla together in a bowl. Whisk together very well.

3. Combine flour, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk very well, then stir into agave mixture until blended. Stir in oats and desired amount of M&M's (or raisins). Let batter sit for about 5 minutes.

4. Scoop Tablespoonfuls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You should be able to fit 8 cookies on one sheet.

5. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, until set and golden. Cool completely. Store in covered container.


*Agave nectar can be found at Trader Joe's and other specialty markets & health food stores.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 cookie (M&M's/raisins not included in nutr. info)
Calories per serving: 132
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated Fat per serving: .5g
Fiber per serving: 2.14g
Protein per serving: 3.05g
Cholesterol per serving: 16.06mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 20g

WW POINTS per cookie (M&M's not included in points total):
Points Plus Program: 4 Old Points Program: 3.5

Source: (Adapted from Cookie Madness)

6 Responses to “Agave and Honey Oatmeal M&M Cookies”

  1. postedMay 1, 2009 4:13 PM

    Hi – I am a HUGE fan of agave and cook/bake with it all the time – the same with flax seed. I just made oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies, and while they are good, they are very soft. Curious, what is the texture of these?
    Have a good weekend!

    Lily (thequeenoftarts)

    • postedMay 1, 2009 4:48 PM

      They’re not soft… and not crispy… somewhere in the middle.

  2. postedJul 19, 2010 5:26 PM

    Recipe for the agave & Honey oatmeal looks great. I have been developing a few agave recipes for my business. The question I have for you is what software or formula do you use to create the nutrition labels for your recipes?

    • postedJul 20, 2010 4:45 AM

      @mike, Living Cookbook is the program I use.

  3. postedSep 1, 2010 1:43 PM

    Being that I am sensitive to wheat, rice & rye I substituted for 1//4cup oat flour & 1/4 cup masa(corn flour) 1/2 tsp xanthan gum. I was worried but surprisingly they turned out very good. Very good flavor and they held together well. I am a happy baker now!

  4. postedNov 22, 2012 12:23 PM
    Roselle Margolis

    Great cookies to serve people who want something sweet/somewhat healthy. Try mini chocolate chips instead of m&ms or small diced dried apricots as another alternative.

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