Oaty almond & cherry cookies2

Almond oat and cherry cookies

These cookies are a healthier twist on traditional cookies. Oats provide a healthy dose of fibre while the ground almonds provide healthy fats and calcium and add a nutty sweetness that means you need to add less sweetener. A great pre work-out snack.

Cook time & preparation

  • Cook time: 12 mins
  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Makes around 16 cookies


  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g jumbo oats
  • 100g spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 75g dried cherries


Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

In a bowl add the ground almonds and oats.  Sift the flour and baking powder together and add to the almonds mixture.

In a separate bowl add the coconut oil, maple syrup and egg.  Add to the dry ingredients and combine until you have a sticky dough.  Add the cherries and mix well.

Divide the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place on baking trays and bake in oven until starting to brown, around 12 minutes.


To increase protein content add 1 serving protein powder with the almonds and oats.

Swap cherries for chopped dark chocolate.