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Healthy Cookie Cluster

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Spring has arrived and some of us are counting down the days until we can hit the beach.  This healthy little cookie is a great way to satisfy those cookie cravings.  The best ingredients make the best cookies.  Don’t get me wrong I still love my chocolate chip cookies and will never give those up, but we need a little bit of health in our diet now and then.  I hope you enjoy this yummy cookie with some Coffee, Tea, Milk or maybe even a scoop of ice cream.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of Freekeh

1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

 1/2 cup chopped almonds

 1/2 cup dried dates, thinly sliced

 1/2 dried apricots, thinly sliced

 1/4 cup sugar or brown sugar

 1/2 teaspoon salt

 1/4 cup honey

 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs plus 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring 2 cups water and 1 cup of Freekeh to a boil, stir,cover and cook on reduced heat for 20 minutes. Afterwards transfer to a baking sheet with some parchment paper. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in a large bowl. Next spread oats on baking sheet; bake until lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add oats to Freekeh.  Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.Toss almonds , apricots, dates,sugar, and salt with Freekeh mixture. Slightly beat honey, oil, and vanilla into eggs; stir into Freekeh mixture.

Line a baking sheet with new piece of parchment; lightly coat with cooking spray. Spoon 1/4 cup of batter onto sheet for each cluster; ( I used an ice cream scooper for this) Flatten them with the bottom of a flat cup so they are all even. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until crisp, about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool and Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Healthy Cookie Cluster

  1. Oh my god, these have EVERYTHING i love in a cookie! and then some. I’ve never used freekeh like this.
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  2. I had a hard time finding Freekeh in Washington state. Whole foods in Lynnwood, Wa. Was the only place on the eastside that had it in their stores.

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