• Ellie

Cranberry Oat Cookies

Updated: Jun 19

Cookies are one of my favourite treats. They take me back to my childhood, coming home from a long day at school to the sweet smell of freshly baked cookies! Since becoming Coeliac, I have experimented with lots of different ingredients to try and create the easiest and healthiest recipe (while still keeping the yum factor high).

I've tried and tested lots of different flours but have found that oat flour is best for this recipe. At first, I found it impossible to find gluten-free oat four in the supermarkets. I learnt a quick hack that has changed my baking game for good!

BLEND YOUR OATS PEOPLE! I don't know why it took me so long to figure this one out, simply chuck your oats in a blender or food processor and create your own oat flour!

Now, oat flour has got a bit of a reputation for making your food taste dry. I found that adding mashed banana made the cookie soft on the inside while the oats gave them a nice crunchy outside. The cranberries add a really delicious flavour and give the cookies a subtle added sweetness.

Remember that when baking with bananas the riper the banana the sweeter the treat! These cookies have only three main ingredients which make them so easy to bake. They are a great recipe to try with children or even to let children bake on their own. The ingredients needed for them are common house food staples so no prior planning on a visit to the shop to collect ingredients is needed!

If you are not a fan of cranberries simply swap them for whatever you'd prefer. This recipe works great with chocolate chips, raisins or chopped almonds.

When creating this recipe, the cookies were intended to be a snack. However they kept me feeling satiated for a really long time. One or two cookies could make for a great pre or post-workout snack or even a light breakfast.

Simple as that! Cookies can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days.

I hope you find this recipe delicious, I would love to see how your cookies turned out. Leave me a comment or tag me on instagram @healthylivingellie. Im also on Pinterest if you'd like to pin this recipe to your cookie boards and come back to it later.


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