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Cranberry and Oat Cookies Recipe

Vegan Cranberry and Oat Cookies with Shredded Coconut Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

Cranberries are rich in protective antioxidants, vitamin A and K — all-important nutrients needed to promote healthy eyes and good vision. Cranberries are also known for their ability to prevent bacteria from binding to teeth and the urinary tract, making them beneficial for preventing gum disease and urinary tract infections.

Makes: 12 cookies



  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 heaped tbsp almond butter
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (unsweetened), roughly chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and line cookie tray with baking paper.
  2. Place all ingredients except hazelnuts and cranberries in food processor and pulse until mixture is combined but still has chunks.
  3. Gently stir through cranberries and hazelnuts.
  4. Place around 1½ tbsp of mixture for each cookie on baking tray.
  5. Bake for 18–20 mins, until light golden colour.
  6. Place cookies in fridge until ready to eat.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .