Easy, Healthy Oatmeal "Everything" Cookies

Easy, Healthy Oatmeal "Everything" Cookies


Author Notes: Enjoy this wholesome cookie without breaking the caloric bank. As yummy as they are, the cookies should fill you up nicely and provide you with some tasty, midnight nutrients. What a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth!Gracie Limoncelli

Serves: 20

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (+ more to sprinkle)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 6 Medjool dates, chopped and pitted
  • 1/4 cup unsalted toasted and slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup halved walnuts
  • palm-full chia seeds (to sprinkle)
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy.
  3. Add in egg, extracts, and mashed banana, beating until combined.
  4. Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. At a lower speed, stir in oats. Then add in chocolate, nuts, and fruit until batter just comes together.
  6. Make lumps of batter by hand with a diameter of 2/3 palm width. Mush these onto cookie sheets, leaving room between each cookie. Sprinkle with some kosher salt and chia seeds.
  7. Bake in oven for about 10-15 minutes. They should be done when the edges are golden brown and the top of each cookie no longer shines.
  8. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving with your favorite drink (I recommend milk).

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