A classic favorite gets a new twist in these sweet, chewy oatmeal fig cookies! They’re a delicious treat and they’re good for you, too!
Oatmeal Fig Cookies
Oatmeal cookies were always my favorite growing up. No matter what was added in– raisins, chocolate chips, both raisins and chocolate chips– they were my ultimate cookie experience. It was pretty easy, then, to find a use for leftover dried figs: I was definitely going to stick them in some oatmeal cookies!
Figs are wonderful for you anyway, but studies suggest that their health benefits actually increase when they are dried! They are a great source of potassium and fiber, as well as manganese, magnesium, and calcium. Figs are an anti-inflammatory food and have been linked to good heart and digestive health. And they’re delicious!
Filled with good, wholesome ingredients and amazingly yummy anyway, you won’t go wrong with these cookies.
- ⅔ cup brown or coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- ⅔ cup oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3-4 tablespoons almond milk, as needed
- ½ cup dried figs, chopped
- Preheat your oven to 350° and grease cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- With an electric mixer, beat the sugar, oil, and applesauce together, then add the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until the cookie dough forms.
- Fold in the chopped figs.
- Place spoonfuls of the dough onto your cookie sheets and flatten.
- Bake for 8 minutes, then allow them to cool on the sheets for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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