Coconut Date Breakfast Cookies

Coconut Date Breakfast Cookies IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Coconut Date Breakfast Cookies IMAGE

These wholesome cookies are great not only as an on-the-go breakfast but also as a midday snack. Dates are a source of protein and iron, giving you the energy you need to get through a busy day. And when puréed into paste form, they add natural sweetness and moisture to baked goods. Cost: $0.40 per serving

  • Portion size 15 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup date pitted and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup large-flake rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberry

Method

In food processor, purée dates into smooth paste. Add coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, egg and vanilla; purée until smooth. Scrape into large bowl.

In separate bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; stir into date mixture until combined. Stir in cranberries.

Roll by 2 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 3 inches (8 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets; flatten to ó-inch (1 cm) thickness.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until firm and no longer shiny, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Use soft dates for the paste, as they will purée more easily and add the most moisture to the dough.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 96 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 106.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Potassium 84 mg
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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