Healthy Piña Colada Oatmeal Cookies Recipe – Soft and delicious oatmeal cookies bursting with Piña Colada Flavors. All healthy ingredients and easy to make!
COOKIES! They are the best, aren’t they? There’s something about the smell of freshly baked cookies making me go crazy.
I love when I feel like my entire home is one big bakery and there’s cinnamon-toasted-something everywhere.
That’s why today I decided to bake me some.
I wanted to make some cookies fit for a hot summer day, to be enjoyed with a cold glass of milk.
And let’s face it, what screams “summer” more than Piña Colada? Whoever thought of putting coconut and pineapple together must have been one evil genius.
The flavors complement each other like chocolate and peanut butter (now that’s another great cookie flavor right there!) and in combination with a soft and cakey oatmeal cookie – heaven!
Now in my pursuit of making some decent cookies wich were at the same time healthy and easy to make I kind of, sort of lost track of time.
And what happens when I lose track of time? I forget to eat. Me ravenous + trying to do anything in the kitchen = bad idea.
It happens to me every so often. You’d think I’d learn but – nah, not a chance.
So in my fantastic and ever so cheerful mood (read: angry and in starvation) I had to chop up the dried pineapple bits I wanted to add to the cookies.
If you look at the recipe – adding the pineapple is pretty much the last step in making the batter.
I was in the home stretch! Well, I may have gotten a tad too enthusiastic with the big chef’s knife and wham – drama queen that I am, I was convinced I’d cut off half my hand. At least.
Luckily it turned out that I neither sacrificed any body parts to make those cookies nor did I really do much damage at all.
The only thing that happened worth mentioning are a batch of the most softest and bestest oatmeal cookies in the world.
I would’t go as far as to say I would sacrifice a thumb for them – but we’re pretty darn close!
The nutty whole grain goodness is a great canvas for the light and fruity flavors of the famous summer cocktail.
The cookies contain all good-for-you ingredients and (if you don’t accidentally chop half your hand off in the process) are super simple and quick to make!
You can either make larger cookies to have an easy on-the-go breakfast or shape the batter into smaller cookies for an easy and healthy afternoon treat!
They will be gone before you can say “Piña Colada”! (Note to self: even cookies that are made from all healthy ingredients shouldn’t be eaten by the dozen…)
Healthy Piña Colada Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup whole grain spelt flour
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground vanilla or seeds from 1/2 a pod
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 3/4 cups maple syrup
- 1 medium banana mashed
- 2 medium sized eggs
- 1/2 cup dried pineapple chopped
- 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
- In a smaller bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine until a batter forms. Fold in dried pineapple and shredded coconut.
- Line two baking trays with parchment paper. Using a spoon drop the batter onto the baking trays to form cookies (2 tablespoons each for large cookies or 1 tablespoon each for smaller cookies). Flatten the cookies into a round - they will rise nicely while baking.
- Bake for 20 minutes (30 minutes if you're making large cookies) or until nicely browned. Cool on a wire rack.