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Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Since school is now starting back up and we are getting into a good routine, I have a little more time on my hands! As any parent knows, summer is a blessing with the long days and excitement of vacations and endless ice cream popsicles. However, good things must always come to an end and school is back in session. (Thank Goodness!)

I was thinking that these cookies would be a good teacher gift, but really they are great for anytime of year. When you feel there’s a need to bring a gift to someone, maybe a family member or a friend that’s having a hard time, these cookies are wonderful. They take minimal time and a mixer does all the work for you. Plus my kids love to help with this since everything is just dump it in and scrape the bowl sides every one in a while.

Plus it makes a whole bunch so you can really spread the wealth very easily! And with oats and coconut in these, they could almost be breakfast, right?!

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut (I use unsweetened. If using sweetened, reduce sugar to 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup raisins and/or dried cranberries (I like to mix them half and half)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In the electric mixer bowl, cream the butter by mixing on medium speed for 15-20 seconds. Add the sugars, baking powder and soda.

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Beat until combined and scrape down side to incorporate all ingredients. Add in egg and vanilla and beat again, scraping sides if needed.

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Turn mixer on lowest speed and add flour in 1/4 cup at a time to incorporate slowly. Add in oats, coconut, dried fruit and chocolate chips.

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Drop cookies with a scoop 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (I use a scoop like this one.) Bake 10-12 minutes until cookies are set throughout and edges have browned slightly. Transfer off sheet to let cool.

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen.

Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies
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Recipe type: Baked Goodies
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 3 dozen
 
Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies are a delicious, easy-to-make drop cookie with a hearty bite of raisins, dried cranberries and a sweet surprise of chocolate chips.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (I use unsweetened. If using sweetened, reduce sugar to ¼ cup)
  • ½ cup raisins and/or dried cranberries (I like to mix them half and half)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In the electric mixer bowl, cream the butter by mixing on medium speed for 15-20 seconds. Add the sugars, baking powder and soda.
  2. Beat until combined and scrape down side to incorporate all ingredients. Add in egg and vanilla and beat again, scraping sides if needed.
  3. Turn mixer on lowest speed and add flour in ¼ cup at a time to incorporate slowly. Add in oats, coconut, dried fruit and chocolate chips.
  4. Drop cookies with a scoop 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until cookies are set throughout and edges have browned slightly. Transfer off sheet to let cool.

 

Please let me know what you thought of the Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies! I would love to hear from you!

Cider Oatmeal

Cider Oatmeal

This oatmeal is something I’ve been making since my daughter first started eating solid foods. (I’ve started adding nuts since then). Its so easy and the fruits and nuts can be swapped out for whatever you like and/or have on-hand.

I love using the apple cider around this time of year but I’ve also used apple juice in the off-season. The sweetness from the cider is the only sugar you need for this oatmeal. It’s awesome as leftovers as well, so make a big batch and warm it up as needed! Its really yummy either way!

Cider Oatmeal

2 1/2 cups apple cider
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup chopped apricots
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Apple Cider Oatmeal Ingredients

Stove top directions:

Combine apple cider and water in saucepan over medium low heat and bring to a simmer.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Cider and Water

Add fruits, nuts and spices. Mix together and bring back to simmering; this should take 1-2 minutes.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Add fruit, nuts and spices

Add rolled oats and stir to incorporate. Cover and turn heat to low.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Add oats

Cook for 8 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from heat and uncover to cool. Oatmeal should firm a bit more.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Remove lid to cool

This recipe is really easy to reheat on a busy morning. It will be really firm coming out of the refrigerator. I like to warm it up in the microwave and then thin with a little milk and some extra walnuts on top.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Warm and delicious

I’ve also made this oatmeal in my rice cooker. It doesn’t get much easier than this!

Rice Cooker directions:

Pour all ingredients into rice cooker. Turn on. Stir. Rice cooker will switch off when ready. Mine takes about 15-18 minutes. Let cool.

Cider Oatmeal
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8 servings
 
Cider oatmeal is a sweet meal that includes dried fruits and walnuts in delicious spiced oats.
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups apple cider
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup chopped apricots
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine apple cider and water in saucepan over medium low heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add fruits, nuts and spices. Mix together and bring back to simmering; this should take 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add rolled oats and stir to incorporate. Cover and turn heat to low.
  4. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from heat and uncover to cool. Oatmeal should firm a bit more.
  5. This recipe is really easy to reheat on a busy morning. It will be really firm coming out of the refrigerator. I like to warm it up in the microwave and then thin with a little milk and some extra walnuts on top.
  6. Rice Cooker directions:
  7. Pour all ingredients into rice cooker. Turn on. Stir. Rice cooker will switch off when ready. Mine takes about 15-18 minutes. Let cool.

 

ENJOY!
Please let me know what you thought of the Cider Oatmeal! I would love to hear for you!

Combine apple cider and water in saucepan over medium low heat and bring to a simmer.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Cider and Water

Add fruits, nuts and spices. Mix together and bring back to simmering; this should take 1-2 minutes.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Add fruit, nuts and spices

Add rolled oats and stir to incorporate. Cover and turn heat to low.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Add oats

Cook for 8 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from heat and uncover to cool. Oatmeal should firm a bit more.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Remove lid to cool

This recipe is really easy to reheat on a busy morning. It will be really firm coming out of the refrigerator. I like to warm it up in the microwave and then thin with a little milk and some extra walnuts on top.

Apple Cider Oatmeal- Warm and delicious

I’ve also made this oatmeal in my rice cooker. It doesn’t get much easier than this!

Rice Cooker directions:

Pour all ingredients into rice cooker. Turn on. Stir. Rice cooker will switch off when ready. Mine takes about 15-18 minutes. Let cool.

Cider Oatmeal
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8 servings
 
Cider oatmeal is a sweet meal that includes dried fruits and walnuts in delicious spiced oats.
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups apple cider
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cup rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup chopped apricots
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine apple cider and water in saucepan over medium low heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add fruits, nuts and spices. Mix together and bring back to simmering; this should take 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add rolled oats and stir to incorporate. Cover and turn heat to low.
  4. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from heat and uncover to cool. Oatmeal should firm a bit more.
  5. This recipe is really easy to reheat on a busy morning. It will be really firm coming out of the refrigerator. I like to warm it up in the microwave and then thin with a little milk and some extra walnuts on top.
  6. Rice Cooker directions:
  7. Pour all ingredients into rice cooker. Turn on. Stir. Rice cooker will switch off when ready. Mine takes about 15-18 minutes. Let cool.

 

ENJOY!
Please let me know what you thought of the Cider Oatmeal! I would love to hear for you!