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Coconut Oat Goji Berry Cookies by Honest Fare

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This delicious, wholesome recipe made with high integrity ingredients was crafted by Gabi of Honest Fare, a beautifully photographed and extremely well written blog of “Pretty Provisions and notes from the kitchen”. Make these breakfast cookies for breakfast, a snack, or to impress upon your friends and family.

All photos, ingredients, and directions are courtesy of Honestfare.

Excerpt from her post regarding this recipe (this is why she was compelled to make these treats):

“You’ve got to respect the person who just whips up a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies from scratch at 10pm for no other reason than to satisfy a craving. I’m not talking about myself, of course. I would probably never do such a wild thing. But, that’s exactly what a friend (rather discretely) did for us after dinner the other night, reminding me of how very much I love oatmeal cookies. I limited myself to just one pancake-sized, warm and chewy with the steam still rising cookie that that evening, butI thought about those damn things for the rest of the week. Until one morning, it occurred to me that I should just throw caution to the wind and bake a batch of spontaneous cookies for breakfast! So I basically just opened the cupboard and started

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pulling things out and this is what I came up with…”

Recipe

Prep + bake time: 40 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies. These cookies are lightly sweetened so feel free to add or even substitute in brown sugar for half the amount of honey for a slightly sweeter and richer flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups large rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut

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  • 1/2 cup honey (add some brown sugar too for sweeter version)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325° Use this lower temp and keep your eye on the cookies because the honey cooks faster than sugar and has the potential to burn.
  2. Except for the goji berries, mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix all wet ingredients together in another bowl. Combine wet and dry ingredients together and fold in goji berries until evenly distributed in the batter.
  3. Cool mix in the fridge for at least 20 minutes. This will make it easier to shape and work with.
  4. Place heaping teaspoonful sized balls of batter on a lined baking sheet and press each lightly in center.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the bottoms are just golden brown.