You can have cookies for breakfast. They can be something you look forward to when you go to bed at night and still be nutritious.
They aren’t a guilty pleasure even though they kind of feel like it. With coconut, almonds, dried cherries and dried dates, these cookies are full of good stuff.
I love that they are chewy, crunchy, oat-y and yummy. You can grab one and be on your way. So I am telling you they are not only tasty and fairly healthy, but easy as well. Are you still thinking? You should just be baking.
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups regular oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup sweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Melt the butter in the microwave, about 1 minute. Remove and add the brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Combine the flours, baking soda, oats and salt in a medium bowl. Add the butter sugar mixture to the dry ingredients. Whisk the egg in a small bowl and add to the mixture. Add vanilla and mix to combine. Add the dates, almonds, coconut and cherries. Mix well. Place onto baking sheets, about a tablespoon per cookie. Bake for 12 minutes or until tops are lightly golden and dry to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
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Wow, these look wonderful! Can’t wait to try them.