I’m a sweet-o-holic, this is nothing new. My diet consists of fruits and veggies by day, (with some kind of protein e.g. beans, quinoa, rice) and sugar by night. I try to find a healthy balance, but sometimes I get a little out of control with my sugar intake. I eat clean in an attempt to justify my naughty addictions to cupcakes, cookies, and brownies.
Sometimes when I find myself “overdoing it” in the baking department I put myself in a time out. No sugar for “x amount” of time, in an attempt to detox. You can imagine my excitement when I have a party to attend and something like this is posted…
Oh yeah, I volunteer to bring dessert. Perfect excuse to bake, taste a few treats, and then LEAVE THEM SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN MY HOUSE. It’s a win, win.
Most of my baked goods contain a decent amount of chocolate, and while this recipe has 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, its main stars are the cranberry and oatmeal flavors. This isn’t the typical type of cookie I bake, but my goodness did it knock my socks off.
I’ve discovered an AMAZING GF flour that I will forever be purchasing. It made keeping my fingers out of the raw dough difficult. These cookies are moist, flavorful, fluffy, gluten free, and vegan. I need more…I NEED MORE!
Cranberry Chocolate Almond Oat CookiesInspired by Two Peas and Their Pod
- 1 cup Namaste Foods GF flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup naturally sweetened dried cranberries*
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
*I used cranberries that were sweetened with apple juice opposed to cane sugar. I found these dried cranberries to be much juicier and they taste SO much better.
1. Preheat your oven to 350F, and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or use a stoneware bake pan. I use stoneware.
2. In a medium bowl mix your flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
3. Using a stand mixer combine your coconut sugar and almond butter until light and fluffy. Then mix in your almond milk and vanilla.
4. Turn your mixer to low and add your dry ingredients. Mix until well combined. Fold in the oats, cranberries, and chocolate chips and mix by hand.
5. Roll the dough into tablespoon balls and flatten with your palm. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.
To be honest, these cookies don’t even need the chocolate chips.
I can’t believe I just said that, don’t expect me to say that often. Chocolate chips or not, these are the perfect breakfast cookie.
I have no idea what happened to the other half of that cookie…
Selfies are totally difficult to take with a heavy dSLR and handful of cookies. I’ll leave the selfies to the pros and stick to baking.
Q: What is your favorite flavor cookie?!
51 thoughts on “Cranberry Chocolate Almond Oat Cookies”
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
I wish I was your neighbor! Those (like everything else you make) look delish! The cranberries look super juicy and not tough and leathery like some are. And I’m a sucker for anything with chocolate chips 🙂 My fave cookie is peanut butter and chocolate chips- but not a traditional hard pb cookie, a soft, moist one!
Change of Pace
Those sound delicious!! I love cranberries in baking, especially when they puff up a little!
I’m with you- I do much better if I have somewhere to take and leave my sweet treats!
Lately my favourite cookies are SUGAR COOKIES! I crave them all the time!
Wow, these cookies look amazing!! It should be forbidden to upload so many of such super-delicious pictures to the Internet, hehe 😀
My favorite cookies – probably the chocolate chip cookies as well. At least they disappear from our home SO quickly 🙂
ummmm yum! i never thought to use cranberries in baking. i love the selfie, haha!
kathy@vodka and soda
i am bookmarking this shizz because they look DIVINE!! and i’m going to be ungranola like and use regular ol’ flour from robin hood *gasp*!!!!
I would totally eat your ungranola’d cookies. Let that wash over your brain in many directions, including an inappropriate direction.
Nicole @ FruitnFitness
These sound so good! Chocolate chip oatmeal and peanut butter are typically my favorites. This combines both of my favorites 😊
Davida @The Healthy Maven
happy to be of service!!! Just changing the world, one cookie at a time 😉
Does everyone freak out when you tell them they are vegan?
Yes, so I don’t tell people. It’s my little secret (until I really get to know someone then it has to come out eventually!)
These look fabulous! My cookies always seem to be flat – these are so round and perfect! My favorite cookies is a slightly *burnt* chocolate chip cookie. Weirdo, I know!
The Zen Kat
Can I say these would be my favorite cookie? They look sooo delicious!! We are literally the same with our diets, well minus the fact that I’m not as clean as you are since I’m not vegan lol but you get my gist! Sweet-a-holics all day 🙂
I totally get it, basically we are one in the same except I just don’t eat animal goodies. SOO, you can have the steak and I’ll take the quinoa burger and we can then skip and hold hands while we go to a bakery with BOTH vegan and “regular” treats. Match made in heaven.
These look absolutely DELICIOUS!! 🙂 I’m not too picky when it comes to sweets (I have a major sweet tooth too), but I’d say that my favorite cookie ever is probably the good ol’-fashioned chocolate chip cookie. 🙂
I love how eager you are about bringing dessert to parties—so cute :P! I also love how “chips and dip” and “chips and salsa” are separated…guess you can’t have too many chips?
Oh my goodness, I didn’t even notice that. I totally laughed out loud at your comment. NEVER too many chips!
I’m such a sugar addict too! These look delicious and I’m on the hunt for goof GF baked goods. My favourite cookie flavour is peanut butter chocolate chip, boring but a classic.
I love the selfie so you need to figure out how to manage the cookies, the camera and yourself. I want more selfies. 🙂 Max say he does too.
I’m digging the new blog layout by the way. Your sidebar picture is perfect. See – I’m obviously hooked on Britt pics.
D’aaawwww. If only I could just give you a REAL selfie, and by that I mean a HANGOUT session with cats and cookies.
Now that would be awesome. I’m sure I could find some hippies in the street we could dance with here.
Rach @ This Italian Family
These look delicious!
yuuuum! these look delicious, and i totally feel ya on needing to bring cookies/brownies/cupcakes annnywhere besides my kitchen!
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Seriously. You’re too cute. Keep the selfies coming. And the baking, naturally.
You are so cute!!! YUM – cranberries & choc are such a great combo – it’s so hard to find ones without cane sugar here though 😦
Matt @ Runner Savvy
Love the new blog design.
I have NO self control around cookies. Okay, who am I kidding… I have no self control around desserts, period! I’d inhale about 27 of yours (so be sure to bake a quadruple batch if I ever attend one of your parties!). The leftovers are actually my least favorite part about baking. I want to try lots of new recipes, but I’m too tempted to munch my way through the countless sweets already filling up my countertops!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
Sugar by night…. That’s your stripper name, right?? You know mine, it’s Stevia 😉 Sugar and Stevia dancing on stage number 5! LMFAO!
Umm…well I am somewhat nearby and would love some cookies. Boo, perhaps I’ll have to bake them myself. Okay, okay you convinced me. 😀
These look sooooooOOO good!!! And GF – I will be trying these out 🙂
Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani)
Call me the Cookie Monster because you bet I stealing these out the cookie jar….YUM! I am an equal opportunist with cookies- choc chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, snickerdoodle …I’ll take em all :)!
These look freaking fantastic, as always.
I made a rule that I can’t bake unless I have somewhere to take things. I’m pretty bad about eating them all but Casey and his brothers will literally put away an entire batch of chocolate chip cookies in 1 sitting. When I first moved in, I was for sure I was going to give them all diabetes within the month!
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
You are so adorable! You seriously just look so sunny and bright all the time it’s infectious! This reminds me of one of my college friends…she always throws craisins in all her baked goods (even brownies…which isn’t too great haha). Have a great weekend!
Your comment has made my day, THANK YOU! 🙂
Food, Booze, & Baggage
These look tasty! I’m shocked no coffee…ha, ha! Where did you buy your cranberries? One of our favorites is this pistachio and smoked sea salt cookie by Joy the Baker.
HA! I love that you noticed the lack of coffee…I DEFINITELY thought about it! I still need to try the coffee flour!
YUM! These look amazing! You have just given me a cookie craving, ughhhh
Yum! I know there’s almond butter in them, but i would totally slather more on top before devouring. I’m addicted to nut butters like you are sweets 🙂
I may have done this to a cookie or two…great minds think alike! 😉
Choc Chip Uru
OMG your new layout is perfect, so you!
And delicious looking cookies, they are so loaded with goodness!
Choc Chip Uru
Ahh…baked goods are my weakness. And chips. Anything salty and crunchy. You know…carbs. Carbs are just my weakness. #sorrynotsorry
These look so delicious! And your new layout is perfect. (:
These look so amazing! I have a weakness for sweet foods too…and salty foods…and, well, any food. Let’s be honest lol
If I liked fruit in my cookies, I would be all over these.
As it is, I may have to try them, because I am sure you would not feed me anything but deliciousness.
Did I ever reply to your email? I feel like my email is broken *sad face*
1) I have not been keeping up with my bloggy blogs so I have no idea when you changed your layout, but I love it! 2) I NEED THESE COOKIES IN MY FACE RIGHT NOW
The Vegan 8
You and me would be SO dangerous together because we both have such an insane sweet tooth!! These cookies look amazing and I LOVE that they are oil-free because you know I’m oil-free. They look SO good. I love the sound of those cranberries being sweetened with juice instead of sugar..omg I need that! I would always, always select dessert to out of any category!
Beautiful! I love that they’re so thick and include cranberries, they’re my favourite dried fruit! 🙂
& i’m assuming they pair great with a cup of warm or iced coffee in the morning? 🙂 🙂
YES!! You know all too well! 😉
Life After Swimming
Let me just say you have the luckiest friends in the world if you make cookies like that! LOVE!
An Unrefined Vegan
I must try that GF flour brand – always on the lookout for the best blend. Let’s see…I do love chocolate chips cookies. Maybe chocolate-chocolate chip cookies. Yeah. Those.
Luv What You Do
I love cookies! These look SOOO good!
This is pretty much my favorite cookie. I love oatmeal cranberry cookies from my work, and if you throw in some chocolate chips…I’m golden!