Stallone's Rocky Oatmeal Cookies

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Stallone's Rocky Oatmeal Cookies are just one of the many foods Slyvester Stallone ate while filming Rocky 3.



He wrote about his diet and what it consisted of back then in 1982 and this recipe was inspired by that.



While filming this movie, his meals consisted of just a few oatmeal cookies made with brown rice flour, and he also drank up to 25 cups of coffee a day with honey and a couple of scoops of tuna fish.



He really worked hard to get that buff body, and although it was extremely dangerous to his health and he admitted it, he wrote he never regretted going to such extremes.



I wanted to share this recipe I adapted that was published originally from Sylvester Stallone’s awesome book "Sly Moves", which was written in 2005 for those getting fit out there and still available for purchase.



The only difference in mine is I add soaked plump raisins in these cookies, and sometimes cranberries or nuts.



For all my Rocky Balboa fans out there, this one for you.



Through the years I have made many kinds of Oatmeal Cookies, and even a Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie.



Having a son who works out and a huge fan of Stallone movies, these are a favorite healthy version.



Scroll down to the printable recipe card for this recipe.







this is a healthy oatmeal cookie from the book Sly Moves the cookie is made with brown rice flour and healthy alternatives for Oatmeal cookie recipes













Healthy Oatmeal Cookies




Stallone's cookies are not very sweet, the texture is chewy and moist and just a hint of sweetness.



This healthy alternative cookie is full of wholesome ingredients and delicious for healthy desserts.



If you would like a sweet cookie, I would add a tablespoon of honey extra to the recipe and also try adding dried fruits like chopped figs, raisins, dates or cranberries for additional sweetness.







healthy recipe for oatmeal cookie from the book Sly Moves and inspired by the movie Rocky 3









Ingredients in Sly Moves Cookie Recipe

scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements


  • whole wheat flour
  • brown rice flour
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • old-fashioned rolled oats
  • egg
  • olive oil
  • water
  • molasses
  • Optional: raisins soaked in hot water for 1 hour then drained)
  • dried cranberries or chopped nuts can also be added.














Tips:



  • Bake the cookies on parchment paper for easy removal or on a Silpat mat
  • Keep cookies in an airtight container
  • These cookies freeze well
  • I use an ice cream scooper sprayed with oil spray for easy release
  • For flatter cookies, use a round glass dipped in brown rice flour to flatten







this are a stack of oatmeal raisin healthy cookies from the book Sly Moves from the Rocky 3 movie he ate on the set






Other Cookie Additions To Add:


  • Dried apricots chopped
  • Chopped nuts of any kind
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds toasted
  • Dried raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Carob chocolate pieces
  • Organic coconut








this are a stack of oatmeal raisin healthy cookies from the book Sly Moves from the Rocky 3 movie he ate on the set







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Oatmeal Cookies




Even though I have adapted this recipe, it's perfect for the weight lifter in your family and health-conscious dieters.



Stallone has always been a fabulous actor for his time, and this is a keeper recipe.



The cookie can be made with many variations added as I have in my suggestions above.



If you love healthy alternative recipes, this is a great place to start, and if you're a big fan of Sylvester Stallone like we are, this is the perfect cookie for rewatching the whole  Rocky series again and all the Rambo movies!



Enjoy in good health!







Stallone's Rocky Oatmeal Cookies
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Stallone's Rocky Oatmeal Cookies

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 15 M
This is a healthy oatmeal cookie developed by Slyvester Stallones and a copycat version. The original recipe is in the book Sly Moves from 2005 that was published. This is a version of his cookie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup of brown rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 of a cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 small egg or half of large egg
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tablespoon molasses
  • Optional: 1/2 cup raisins soaked in hot water for 1 hour then drained)
  • Dried apricots chopped
  • Chopped nuts of any kind
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds toasted
  • Dried raisins
  • Dried cranberries
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Carob chocolate pieces
  • Organic coconut

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in the wet ingredients.
  4. Drop cookies by rounded tablespoons on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Baking time will vary between 8 to 10 minutes.
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More Cookie Recipes To Try:




If your a cookie jar cookie lover, do try my family's favorite everything cookies, chocolate chip cookie recipe, peanut butter cookie recipe, and oatmeal cookies!





this are a stack of oatmeal raisin healthy cookies from the book Sly Moves from the Rocky 3 movie he ate on the set








Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2011. It was edited and re-published in 2020.



36 comments

  1. Claudia, these cookies look great - and Oatmeal Raisin is one of Grumpy's favorites. I will be trying your cookies very soon and will let you know what he thought! Hugs!

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  2. Interesting Fam story you Have Claudia..
    And those cookies I think will be everybody' favorite! ^_^

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  3. These look wonderful. I like the tip about plumping up the raisins. You're right my Italian ancestors had no recipes even for baking! And everything was fantastic!

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  4. Claudia - I fell in love with soft raisin oatmeal cookies when I was in NYC last year and have been looking for a good recipe since. I have a very good feeling about yours - thank you so much for sharing. I've always felt "authentic" is a very loaded word and people are too hung up on it. Authentic should be what speaks to you, or takes you back to a time or place, not slavish reproduction of something that you have no real feeling for or understanding of - you'll never succeed for the very same reasons you cited. Things have changed irreversibly. We just try our best and that's all anyone can and should expect. Thanks for a great read and a lovely recipe!

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  5. It's all so true. My aunts and my mother always tried to recreate what Grandma did but in the end - they made it their own. I love the oatmeal cookie recipe - it seems most Italians plumped their raisins in boiling water - or many plumped them in rum! They certainly were on to something - the cookies are more moist. Lovely posting!

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  6. I have always thought that anyone who has a culinary tradition to recreate and remember is very lucky indeed. Thank you for sharing so much about your family's unique history, and for continuing to share the recipes that have been handed down through the generations.

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  7. These look great! I love handed down recipes.

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  8. Awesome cookies, interesting family story.

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  9. My grandmother never measured anything and the old recipes from my great grandmother that I have are written 'suggestions' instead of actual measures and ingredients. I love that and the idea of plumping the raisins that end up keeping the cookies moist is a brilliant idea. These cookies are perfect for breakfast, I agree.

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  10. Clauida,
    You have such a rich history and so glad to read about it here, thank you for sharing!

    The cookies are a wonderful tradition too!

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  11. When I was young, it frustrated me no end that "recipes" to my mother or grandmother went something like: add eggs to a couple of handsful of flour.... I get it! The cookies look perfect; and why not for breakfast?

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  12. I've always loved oatmeal cookies the best. The texture and the sweetness is just perfect. Nice recipe!

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  13. These recipes are the best - those passed down...these should be sitting on my kitchen counter!

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  14. What a treat to have a favorite old family recipe! Your cookies look great! I like the tip about plumping the raisins up before adding them.

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  15. It's the same way in my family Claudia! My Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma all cook by intuition - and so do I - I only started measuring when I started my blog. The cookies are wonderful! I like your idea of eating them for breakfast!

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  16. YUM YUM! I would love one of these right now. Nice work Claudia!

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  17. What an interesting post! And a great recipe too! Just before I read this post I was thinking about a recipe that was in my grandmother's file. I wanted to post about it on my blog but the recipe is incomplete and I can't recreate it to be like she made it.

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  18. I love this post Claudia. I have my grandmother's recipe box and hava found some of the same general guidelines. I'm sure you experience when you cook, for familiar recipes you just have a sense of how much to use. This is a great reminder though we may cook that way, our children may want to make our dishes too so we probably should heed your experience and be sure there is at least one version WITH measurements written down (or on the computer these days!). Thanks for sharing this.

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  19. I adore oatmeal cookies...and yours look outstanding, Claudia! Yummy~

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  20. All families are special but there is an extra something in Italian families... one of my great pleasures when we live in Italy was traveling from region to region, even town to town and seeing the differences in the dishes and how they were prepared. The one thing they all had in common was that they were all delicious! Oatmeal cookies have always been a favorite and we look forward to trying yours! Thanks!

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  21. What a wonderful history of cooking in your family...and the cookies look delicious :)

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  22. Wonderful post. The cookies look wonderful and hearty.

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  23. These got to be the best Oatmeal Raisin cookies, ever. Loved reading about your family history. Thank you for sharing your mom's recipe, it's such a treasure. For sure I will make it this way the next time I make Oatmeal Raisin cookies/

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  24. These look like they will be a big hit with everyone and anyone. They are one of those popular cookies that goes. I want to try your recipe. It is making me hungry. I am thrilled you shared these.

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  25. My favorite cookie of all time is Oatmeal Raisin, but since hubby dislikes raisins, we make half a batch with raisins, and the other half without. Gotta try your famly recipe, since I don't have a family recipe for these. Also, my mother just said today, "You have to understand that I don't write anything down when I cook!" becuase she made her best batch of meatloaves this weekend and I wanted to make a note of what she did! Funny how mothers are!

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  26. Claudia...this post in particular resonated with my heart and soul. I found myself nodding throughout everything you wrote.
    It's so true how fortunate we are to have had great examples from the older ways. Now, it's our turn to take their recipes and our instincts in the kitchen and make them proud ;o)

    BTW...I soak my dried fruits all the time because this way we have less moisture to add to the recipe to balance with the dried ingredients.

    Your cookie recipe sounds great...I shall make myself a small batch hopefully soon ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  27. Very nice post Claudia...great cookies:)

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  28. What sources of inspiration you have! And what delicious cookies as proof. Happy mother's day.

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  29. Those cookies look wonderful and I can see that they are made from love!
    Thanks you for sharing and Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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  30. Yum. I love that there is sugar and molasses in these. We all have favorite cookie recipes, but these look like real keepers!

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  31. I would love to get my hands on some old family recipes! Like many families the women didn't write anything down. And I must admit I didn't always pay attention in my Mother's Kitchen. These cookies look so moist and that's a great tip about plumping the raisins. Thanks for sharing so much.

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  32. deliciously done cookies
    happy mother's day

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  33. Looks great! What is the missing ingredient next to 1 2/3 cup? Thx!

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  34. I love oatmeal cookies..these look crisp yet chewy..simply perfect.

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  35. Congratulations, your awesome post is on the Top Ten at Full Plate Thursday,508 this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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