Rosie has recently started asking me to pack a cookie in her school snack box. I’m guessing she has snack envy - the crudites I usually pack for her clearly aren’t cutting it, compared to what the other kids are eating.
After giving her Oreos for a couple of days, we set about creating a healthy homemade alternative. These cookies take just 5 minutes to prepare, and only 10 minutes to bake. They’re easy to make, delicious, and so much healthier than most store bought options.
Makes 12 cookies (this recipe can be doubled)
1 cup oats
¾ cup wholewheat flour
¼ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup dairy or plant-based milk
¼ cup almond butter
⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
¼ cup goji berries
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Grease a baking tray.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
Roll the dough into 12 balls and place on the baking tray. Gently press each ball to flatten into a cookie shape.
Bake for 10 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool. That’s it!
Cooking Notes & Substitutions
I used skim cow’s milk, but any type of milk would work, including almond or soy.
If you don’t have coconut sugar, you could substitute with honey or maple syrup, but you may need to reduce the amount of milk to avoid making the mixture too wet.
Depending on what you have in the fridge, you can also use dairy butter, or other nut butters in place of the almond butter.
If you can’t get hold of goji berries, you can substitute with raisins or another dried fruit.