These Deliciously Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies are Perfect for the Holidays

Holiday treats that are healthy and taste great? Yes, please. 

Staff Writer
Staff Writer
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December 19, 2023

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and, of course, indulging in delicious treats. However, you don't have to sacrifice your commitment to a healthy lifestyle to enjoy festive baked goods. Instead, try this festive recipe that combines the warmth of the holidays with the goodness of nutritious ingredients like walnuts, cranberries, and cinnamon. Read on for a guilt-free recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your wellness goals intact.

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the Oven: 

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix Dry Ingredients:

In a large bowl, combine the old-fashioned oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until well mixed.

Prepare Wet Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.

Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures:

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a cookie dough forms. Be careful not to overmix.

Fold in Cranberries and Walnuts:

Gently fold in the dried cranberries and chopped walnuts into the cookie dough, distributing them evenly for a burst of flavor and texture in every bite.

Shape Cookies:

Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

Bake to Perfection:

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Keep a close eye to avoid overbaking, as these cookies are best when they're soft and chewy.

Cool and Enjoy:

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, share these delightful treats with loved ones or keep them on hand for a wholesome holiday snack.

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