Eggless Sesame Oatmeal Cookies Recipe – No baking soda, no baking powder

post modified on May 3

Written by Puja

Eggless Oatmeal cookies recipe is a combination of whole wheat flour, oatmeal, and sesame seeds, spiced with some cardamom powder. These cookies are great to serve along with milk, chai, or coffee. (Step by Step photos with detailed instructions).

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About Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:

We all love cookies, aren’t we? More than any biscuits I prefer having cookies. They have a unique and rich taste which is probably one of the many reasons that I like them. The addition of sesame seeds and oats gives a wonderful nutty flavor and chewy texture.

These oatmeal cookies are perfect for kids and are perfect for holidays or any other time.

Though I won’t claim it as a completely healthy cookie, this recipe uses whole wheat flour, oats, and sesame seeds. So yes, it is slightly on the healthier side. What do you say?

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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe is really very simple and easy to make. It does not require any fancy items and uses some basic pantry items.

And most importantly it does not contain eggs. So happy me since I don’t eat eggs and I guess, happy all those who don’t eat eggs. Good for them as well. Isn’t it?

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Why you should Make this Recipe?

This is a very tasty snack recipe that kids will like a lot. In fact, even adults will enjoy it with a cup of tea. Here are some reasons why this Oatmeal Cookies Recipe is an ideal recipe for you.

  • Eggless
  • No Baking Powder
  • No Baking Soda
  • Are made with whole wheat flour, oats, and sesame seeds
  • Packed with fiber
  • More importantly, simple and easy to make
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Basic Ingredients used to make Sesame Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:

Whole wheat flour: I have used whole wheat flour to make it a little healthier, but you can use all purpose flour to get lighter texture in the cookies.

Oats: I have used rolled oats here, but you can also use quick cooking oats as well.

Butter: It is advisable to use unsalted butter. But you can use salted butter also, if you don’t have unsalted butter.

Sugar: White granulated sugar can be powdered and used in the recipe. You can even use brown sugar. If you prefer brown sugar then there is no need to powder it.

Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds gives a mild, sweet, and nutty flavor and a satisfying crunch, so here I have used some roasted sesame seeds also. But it is completely optional.

Cinnamon Powder: It adds a nice flavor in the cookies. So I always add it. But if you are not a fan of it, you can skip it completely.

oatmeal cookies

Eggless Sesame Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Eggless Oats cookies recipe is a combination of whole wheat flour, oatmeal, and sesame seeds, spiced with some cardamom powder. These cookies are great to serve along with milk, chai, or coffee.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: oatmeal cookies recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 2429kcal
Author: Puja



  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2/3 cup Unsalted Butter chilled
  • 1 cup Oats rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 to 4 tbsp Chilled Milk or as required
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder


Preparation for Cookies:

  • Add the sugar to a grinder jar and powder finely. Set it aside.
  • Now grease a baking pan or tray with some butter and set aside.
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  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) for 15 minutes.

How to Make Cookie Dough:

  • Take a mixing bowl add whole wheat flour and chilled unsalted butter.
  • Now mix well using your fingertips and make a breadcrumb-like texture in flour. (you can use a stand mixer for this process if you have one).
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  • Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp sesame seeds, and oats. mix well.
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  • Now just add enough milk in parts to mix and bind the mixture well. Do not knead.
  • The cookie dough will be sticky (that is how it should be).
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How to Make Cookies:

  • Now scoop out the dough with any spoon or you can simply pinch the desired amount of dough with your hand.
  • Place the scooped dough on the greased tray or pan. Keep some space of about 1 inch between the cookies.
  • Make cookies this way with the rest of the cookie dough.
  • Now gently press the top of each oatmeal cookie with a spatula or hand just to even it and make it smooth.
  • Now sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of each cookies and press gently, so that the sesame seeds stick to the cookie.
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  • Now place the cookie tray in the preheated oven on the top rack of an OTG and bake it for about 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit). Then move the tray to the bottommost rack and then bake it for another 15-20 minutes or till the cookies become light golden in color.
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  • The time taken can be different in your oven. While these are guidelines, you might want to follow whatever is the best and recommended timings for your oven.
  • Do not over-bake them or make them too much golden as then oatmeal cookies will become hard. (If you want to check the doneness, press the top of the cookie with a spoon or fork. It should not create any impression on it.
  • Keep the tray outside for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Then using oven mitts and a spatula remove the cookie and place them on a wired rack and let it cool down.
  • Once it gets cold store oatmeal cookies in an airtight container.
  • Serve these tasty oatmeal cookies with milk or tea or coffee.
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Don’t panic when the dough feels quite wet and sticky, it’s supposed to be that way.
Let the cookies cool down on a wire rack once they are baked.
Place the cookies in an airtight container and store them at room temperature.
They should stay good for 2 weeks at least.


Nutrition Facts
Eggless Sesame Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2429 Calories from Fat 1260
% Daily Value*
Fat 140g215%
Saturated Fat 81g506%
Trans Fat 5g
Cholesterol 328mg109%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 887mg25%
Carbohydrates 281g94%
Fiber 23g96%
Sugar 136g151%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 3846IU77%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 320mg32%
Iron 10mg56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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So you can go for any one of these products, depending on your needs. Both the products are really good.

It’s been almost three months, that I have been using my Usha (OTG), and I have never faced any problem with this. It is pretty simple to use and very efficient too. So I would highly recommend this product to those who are passionate about baking. This OTG is good for 5-8 people.

If you are looking for a slightly bigger OTG for your bigger family, then I would recommend the BOROSIL Prima 60 Litres OTG.

This too, is an extremely good product and is pretty similar in terms of features, to the Usha OTG. My co-sister has been using it for about 3 months now and it too has impressed me with its efficiency and ease of use.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:

Are Oatmeal cookies healthy?

Oatmeal cookies have a high fiber content compared to normal sugar cookies. Oatmeal cookies contain significant amount of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, all of which are needed for overall physical health. Compared to sugar cookies, oatmeal cookies also have less calorie content.

Why are my Oatmeal cookies hard?

Overmixing develops the gluten in the flour, which can produce tough cookies. When dry ingredients like flour are “scooped” into the measuring cup directly from the container, it compresses, or becomes packed. So you will be adding more flour than called for in the recipe.

Why do my Cookies go flat after baking?

Kitchens tend to heat up during any baking extravaganza, which means the butter you leave on the counter to soften might just get too soft. If this happens, the butter will melt faster in the oven and your cookies will flatten before they’ve been able to set.

Can I substitute Rolled Oats to Quick Oats or Instant Oats for cookies?

You could use quick cooking oats or instant oats, but be careful while adding milk. Add milk in parts so that the dough doesn’t get watery

In Convection Otg which mode should I use(both bottom and top rod on or only bottom rods on)

In convection Otg you can use the bake mode, if you have an option of selecting the rod then switch on both the rods.

Can we make it healthier by adding jaggery powder, if yes how much quantity to use?

Yes, of course, you can add jaggery powder, but the taste and texture will be different with jaggery powder. Jaggery will give some moistness to the cookies. Use the same amount of jaggery.

Can I replace butter with Ghee or Olive oil?

You can use ghee or olive oil, with oil or ghee the texture will be soft and the taste will be different. Oil you can take about 1/2 cup and ghee can be same amount which is 1/3 cup.

I want to make Cookies for my Toddler so how can I make the cookies soft and chewy instead of crisp?

For soft cookies, do not add butter. Add oil and mix the oil with the flour till you get a breadcrumb like consistency. Also add some more milk and make a softer and more sticky cookie dough consistency. Generally for softer and cake like cookies baking soda is added, but for a toddler I would not recommend to add baking soda or baking powder. But you can add apple sauce or banana puree in the cookie to make them soft. In case you are adding apple sauce or banana puree, then reduce the sugar and reduce the amount of milk and use them as needed.

My cookies were crispy on the day I baked them, but became soft the next day. What did I do wrong?

Always store baked cookies only after they’ve cooled completely. If you store them while they’re still warm, condensation will make them soggy.

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