Can Cookies be Healthy? This one is!

Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called “The Tree of Life.” For an in-depth article about the health benefits and a ton of research visit the Coconut Research Center.

Coconut Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup coconut sap sugar

1/2 Rapadura or Sucanat

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup coconut oil, softened

2 free range eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp homemade baking powder

1/2 cup rolled oats

2 cups coconut flakes, unsweetened

1 cup pecans or other nut

Cream together  your wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients and stir. Mix in oats, coconut and nuts. Form tablespoon sized balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Makes 30-35 cookies. Store in an air tight container.

This recipe featured on Wild Wednesdays and on Real Food Wednesdays and on Our Simple Farm and on Making a Home

 

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6 Comments

  1. March 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    I am going to make these this afternoon. Perfect for a bunch of Friday-Hungry kids.

  2. March 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE coconut. I actually love a lot of foods but coconut is at the top. These sound so good and I had no idea they were so good for me! Thanks so much for sharing this at my place!

  3. March 13, 2012 at 9:21 AM

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  4. March 17, 2012 at 8:17 AM

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  5. Gwynn said,

    March 20, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Was your cookie dough VERY wet? Mine is almost liquid. What could be the problem? Wanted to try to touch base with u before trying again. Got all my special ingredients from WFN.

    • April 1, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      Gwynn, it sounds like maybe you melted your coconut oil or butter all the way, rather than just heating it a bit to soften? Perhaps?


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