Sprouted Fig (The Smoothie Lover)
January 24, 2013

I hate non-productive time. Like right now. A lesson has been cancelled, which means I have two hours of basically doing nothing in school. Luckily some of my friends also have a free period.

I’ve been so busy the last couple of weeks – which is also why I haven’t been blogging that much. So this free period isn’t really handy right now. A waste of time. But one good thing: I’ve made all my homework by now – whoopee!

Oh! And one more good thing: Yesterday I had time for making some great and very quick cookies. So this free period suddenly turned into a great time, since I can just use it for blogging. Win!

The winter had really hit us here in Denmark. It’s freezing-cold outside. But it’s so beautiful! Sunday morning I went for a long walk with my dog Molly. Here are some of my favorite photos from that shoot:

But back to subject of this post:

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


And as a bonus: They are completely healthy.


No Flour!

No Sugar!

No Butter! – and a minimum of oil

And totally amazing! Big, thick and gooey – exactly the way I like cookies!

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 20-24 cookies
Adaptet from The Little Things

How to do
Preheat oven to 190° C (370° F)
In a bowl mix the oatmeal, baking powder, salt, honey and coconut oil. Add in cranberries and then the water till the ingredients gather as dough. 
Using your hands or spoons make 20-24 small balls and place them on a baking sheet with non-stick paper. Flatten them out with the back of a spoon.
Bake them in the oven for approx. 20 minutes. 
Let the cookies cool down a bit and enjoy!

33 responses to “Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, healthy”

  1. Anonymous says:

    These look wonderful! And so adaptable. Question though: Does the oatmeal have to be slightly ground up before mixing it in with the other ingredients?

    • Josefine says:

      Thank you!
      If you use some very coarse oats it would be a good idea to ground them slightly, yes. But if they are like quick cooking oats you don’t have to :-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait to try these! I can’t get hold of coconut oil though – what would you suggest I use instead please?

    • Josefine says:

      You can easily sub coconut oil with a vegan butter-like spread or margarine. Or just ordinary butter. I haven’t tried with other kinds of oils, so I can’t personally vouch for that :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    im in the middle of making these, and i just cant get them to stay together! i have made vegan cookies like these before using mashed bananas which helped. Do you have any ideas?

    • Josefine says:

      Hmm… I’m sorry – I’ve never encountered that before.
      The idea about the bananas sounds good – you could try that. Or maybe try to add one more tbsp of coconut oil.
      These cookies doesn’t stick together like usual cookies, so you will have to shape them completely before baking :-)
      I hope this will help

  4. Martin says:

    Hey, thanks for this. It’s a great and very easy recipe. If anyone has problems getting the mixture to stick together, I would suggest a little coconut cream. About 1 tablespoon works well for me.

  5. Myrna says:

    Not one comment on how these taste or are they crumbly? Hmmm? Can’t afford for them not to turn out, and sorry, but that has happened a lot with internet recipes. :( Anyone?

    • I’m sad to hear you have had such bad experiences with internet recipes. These are a tiny bit crumbly yes. But mostly soft and chewy. And the taste? Well, pretty much like an usual oatmeal cookie. But they might have a slight “healthier” taste.

  6. Olga says:

    These look phenomenal! I need to pin them, but can’t figure out how? Thanks!

  7. George says:

    I made these cookies for my wife that is a teacher for small kids grade four they all loved them I scored browny points with my wife thanks for the recipe

  8. anabella says:

    Dear Smoothis Lover,
    thank for this wonderful receipt!
    Only one thing I wanted to mention for your better health: you should better not heat honey of more then 40 degrees Celcious, otherwise it gets toxic when you heat it and can cause difficult deseases. I would suggest using stevia white powder instead or just raw sugar.

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  10. Mike Bailey says:

    Really great recipe I made cookies for the girlfriend and she loved them!

    Just a note instead of oil I used natural yogurt ;).

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  12. Melina says:

    Hi there, can I substitute the oatmeal with oatbran, and coconut oil with olive oil?

  13. Nikki says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I tweaked it a bit. Cookies were delicious!


  14. Lori says:

    Wonderful recipe.

    I substituted coconut oil with avocado oil..added more honey and maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg, walnuts, raisins and almond slivers.

    My boys can now eat cookies for breakfast lol


  15. suzi west says:


    I am working on some modifications adding flax seed, dried coconut and dried apricot.

    My first batch I turned into granola – still delicious, but I seem to be having more success with the second batch, following your instructions.

    A baker in my neighborhood makes this type of cookie, but I can taste the butter and I know he uses egg. So I am playing around with a version more similar to yours – although I am trying butter and egg to test results as well.

    Your blog is beautiful. I am so impressed. Hello from Brooklyn NY! I am a Life and Wellness Coach. I was happy to subscribe to try some of your recipes and share with my clients.

    Thank you for all that you do.

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