Granola Cookies

Currently I have a bit of a granola surplus on my hands.  I recently took a bit of a hiatus from the grocery store and I ran out of Greek yogurt (my favorite vehicle for enjoying granola) so I knew I needed to get a little creative and use of some of it up in a different way.

For some reason granola cookies sounded SO good. I wasn’t even really sure if that was a thing….but the thought of adding all that crunch to a cookies was intriguing. I did a little googling and came upon this recipe.

I made a few changes, including using sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter, using whole wheat flour, reducing the sugar and butter and adding raisins and chocolate chips.

I used the same Pecan Praline granola I used for my Granola Salmon.

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You can use whatever kind of granola, nut butter and mix-ins you have on hand!

Here’s what you do:

Cream the butter, sugar and nut butter together until fluffy. Add the baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the egg and vanilla.

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Using a spoon, stir in the flour and granola. Add the dried fruit and other mix-ins and stir until just combined.

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Use a cookie scoop to transfer the dough to baking sheets. Use a fork to flatten the cookies before baking.

Granola Cookies

recipe image Granola Cookies

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10-12 min

Keywords: bake dessert healthy peanut butter chocolate cookie

Ingredients (3 dozen)

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup nut butter of your choice (sunflower, peanut butter, almond butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups granola
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Beat the butter, brown sugar, and nut butter until light and fluffy. Add the baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.

4. Stir in the flour and granola. Add the dried fruit and chocolate chips.

5. Using a cookie scoop, drop mounds of dough onto baking sheets.

6. Use a fork to flatten the cookies and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. Wow, those look yummy!
    You didn’t say if you loved them or not but judging by the pictures how could you not?
    Now i’m craving cookies and its only 7am :)
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  2. They are AWESOME! I brought some to school and they were a big hit there too!

  3. I always have a bit of extra granola when I make it. This is a great idea!
    Alicia at AliGirl Cooks recently posted..Getting It Under Control- Week 2

  4. Those look hearty, healthy and delicious! I love ‘healthy’ cookies!!
    Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted..An Easy &amp Impressive Easter Dinner for Two

  5. Yum! These look fantastic and I think they can totally double as breakfast food :)
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..Setting the Tone

  6. I tried a granola cookie just a few months ago and was a little skeptical about how they would turn out. I thought they would taste just like oatmeal cookies, but I think I prefer them! They’ve got such a great taste and texture that you can change so easily with different types of granola. Yours look wonderful.
    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 recently posted..Ham and Cheddar Scones

  7. How fun! Josh always likes his cookies crunchy & dipped in lots of milk- these would be perfect.

  8. YUMMY!! I can’t wait to make these!
    Brittany recently posted..Weekend Roundup

  9. oooh, i just got a big box of love grown granola today – if i don’t eat it all by the handful, this would be a great use for it! :)
    sarah (sarah learns) recently posted..i feel the love

  10. Just came across your site and am enjoying your food philosophy and recipes! Look forward to following you.
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