Healthy Granola Cookies Recipe (Video)

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I wanted to have healthy cookies that will provide an instant and slow release of energy for my daughter’s football team. As always, it was time to run a test kitchen, experimenting to create the perfect granola cookie to my liking. The first batch turned too hard, I added more butter to the next but, it turned too soft, I put less eggs to third and less butter, I was almost there. By batch four I was happy with the results and the cookies proved popular amongst her team and the PE department.

I wanted to share the recipe as it is so easy to make, 10 minutes of prep is hardly any work. They are full of goodness, they are moreish and addictive.

Let me know how popular they are in your home.

Yield: 15 cookies

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Start to finish: 40 minutes


  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons date molasses

  • 1/4 cup ground almonds

  • 1/4 cup pistachio nut

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, roasted

  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon cardamom powder

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 cup Craisins

  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots

  • Salt


* Preheat the oven to 150 C fan setting.

* Mix all the ingredients in glass ball and mix by hand until all is combined.

* Using an ice cream scoop, place each scoop of cookie dough 5 cm apart as they will expand in the oven.

* Slightly press each cookie with the palm of the hand to flatten it.

* Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25 minutes.

* Leave to cool and store in an air tight container.


* These cookies can store for up to 2 weeks.

* For a softer and chewy cookie bake for 20 minutes.

* You can use any dried fruits you have in the larder.

Per Serving: 225 Calories; 10g Fat (39.6% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 148mg Sodium.