3.25.2012

Granola Cookie

Granola Cookie

No added sugar.  Just oats, almond meal, cranberries, bananas, almonds, coconut, coconut oil, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. 

These grab-and- go Granola Cookies are perfect for breakfast, an after school snack, or that little something sweet anytime of the day.  A dense cookie loaded with all your favorite ingredients in granola, it that fills you up so can make it through that mid afternoon slump.  I like to package them in clear cellophane treat bags that are available at most craft stores like Michael's and AC Moore or online from Amazon.  That way they are quick to snatch as you head out the door to tackle your day.


Make a double batch because they freeze well, and you will have plenty on hand for the next couple weeks.

Granola Cookies

makes 12 large cookies

1 1/2 cups rolled oats (I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats)*
1/4 cup almond meal/flour (I used Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour)*
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes *
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 very ripe bananas
1/4 cup coconut oil (can substitute grapeseed, peanut oil, or extra virgin olive oil)

* the oats, almond meal/flour and unsweetened coconut are available in the baking aisle of well stocked grocery stores.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine oats, almond meal/flour, coconut flakes, almonds, cranberries, salt, and cinnamon.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas and stir in the coconut oil.  Add to the oat mixture and stir to combine.

Using a large cookie scoop, portion batter into 12 cookies.  Using wet hands, form the dough into a cookie shape and place about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.  Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until set and golden brown on the bottom.  Remove to a cooling rack and completely cool.  Package individually in plastic wrap or clear cellophane treat bags.  Will stay fresh up to 1 week at room temperature or can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Packaged and ready to grab-and-go

5 comments:

Robin Sue said...

Good one! On paleo I can have all of this but the oats, but I am sure I can figure something out. Loving all these good for us recipes!

EAT! said...

robin sue - thanks! what do you think of upping the almonds meal, nuts and dried fruits? let me know how it works out.

chacha said...

I'm glad I found you on facebook and came back to your blog tonight. We seem to have similar tastes and many of your recipes that aren't gluten free seem very adaptable.

I've got everything on hand and can't wait to try these. Might even surprise the guys with these tomorrow.

EAT! said...

cha cha - thanks for stopping by. I get requests many times from my personal chef clients for gluten free cooking so yes - many of my recipes can be easily adpated to gluten free.

happy baking!

teresa said...

this is such an amazing treat, can't wait to try!