Healthy Cacao Nut Granola Cookies via @CUButtercups

These are a cinch to whip up so don’t let the long ingredient list scare you off–you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. This is also a fun recipe to make with your little ones. These make for a healthy, on-the-go breakfast/lunchbox treat or after dinner dessert. And they freeze well so feel free to double the batch!


  • 1 cup old fashioned (thick) rolled oats (blended into oat flour below)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds flour (blended into almond flour below)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned (thick) rolled oats (not blended)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3c dried cherries, cranberries or raisins
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place first two ingredients in blender/food processor. Blend until finely ground.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, place all ingredients and blend together well.
  4. Portion small balls of dough onto the baking sheet, spacing them a couple inches apart.
  5. Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes, until light golden brown on the bottom. Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving.
  6. Store leftovers in glass tupperware or in the freezer.
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