tasty things…oatmeal drops

Inspired by the recipe on the box, these oatmeal drops are a favorite in the house. They are easy to make and healthier than traditional oatmeal cookies.


2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup egg whites [or 2 eggs]

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 tablespoons maple syrup [honey or agave work well too]

zest of 1 orange or lemon



Heat oven to 350º

1. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl.

2. Add wet ingredients and zest to bowl. Mix to combine, and let sit for 15 minutes.

3. Place tablespoon size drops onto greased baking sheet [a silpat works great here] and use the back of a spoon to flatten and shape the drops. 

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. I like to bake them until all the edges are brown. Remove and let cool on wire rack.



I find that by adding the cinnamon and zest, you can cut back on the brown sugar. I wouldn't cut back on the syrup as the recipe requires the wet ingredients to stick together. A batch lasts about two days in the house if we're on good behavior. They are perfect for school lunches and after school snacks.