Pear Oatmeal Cookies

Hey Everyone!  These cookies are so awesome for breakfast after a run or hike.  They are easy to make, not too sweet and pretty healthy!  I cut out half of the brown sugar in this recipe, so if you aren't concerned about the sweetness or sugar content of the cookie feel free to add it back in.  I actually made them with my niece and nephew over the weekend.  It was a fun activity to do with the kiddos.  Griffin is 8 years old and helped measure out the dry ingredients.  I also taught him to crack an egg!  Still a little work to do, but he had fun ;)  I chopped the pear and Olivia, who is 5 years old, helped stir everything together.  I formed the cookies which was a little difficult, but the trick is to press them firmly into an ice cream scoop and then turn them out onto a greased cookie sheet.  I think they are best after placing them in a sealed container and eating them the next day.  Guilty confession: I put them in a container and have been carting them around with me in the car so that post run or hike I have something to eat!  They are the perfect treat!  The pear chunks keep the cookies moist with little bursts of flavor.  Enjoy!


1/2 cup coconut oil
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2  tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
1/4 cup whole wheat flour or almond flour
1 1/2 cup old fashion oats
1 pear, diced small 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 1 baking sheet & set aside.  In glass, microwaveable measuring cup add coconut oil and heat until melted.  Allow to cool and add egg and vanilla.  Mix oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon a large separate bowl.  Combine wet and dry ingredients and finally stir in pears.  Using a large cookie scoop (I used 3 tbsp. capacity scoop), scoop out the dough and pat it into the scoop to form a firm cookie. Place onto prepared baking sheet, spaced about 2" apart. I put 12 cookies on one baking sheet.  Bake in oven for 10-20 minutes, until bottom of cookie turns lightly brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes; Enjoy immediately or place in containers and enjoy the next day.  I like them the next day!


Heather Poast