Tart Cherry, Walnut, and Sunflower Seed Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
 
Try this gluten-free, better-for-you cookie made with whole grain oats, almond flour, dried tart cherries, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. I used ⅓ cup honey, half a banana, and a handful of tart cherries for sweetness. For more of a dessert style cookie, add the optional mini chocolate chips.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup dried sweetened or unsweetened tart cherries, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup unsalted, roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 T semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together oats, almond flour, tart dried cherries, sunflower seeds, walnuts, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, oil, honey, banana, and vanilla until well blended. Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients, and stir until just moistened. Stir in chocolate chips, as desired, to create a more of a dessert-style cookie.
  4. Working in batches, use a ¼-cup measuring cup to scoop batter, and place on prepared baking sheets, flattening slightly with bottom of measuring cup to create circles, about 3 inches in diameter. Leave about 2 inches between each cookie. If batter starts to stick to inside of measuring cup, spray with cooking spray or simply wipe clean with a paper towel.
  5. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown on bottom. Cool slightly on baking sheet before transferring cookies to a wire rack.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 192 Fat: 11.8g Saturated fat: 2.7g Carbohydrates: 19.5 Sugar: 13.5g Sodium: 258mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 3.7
Recipe by Lizs Healthy Table at https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2022/08/09/tart-cherry-walnut-and-sunflower-seed-cookies/