Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Maple season was good this year! Maple syrup is my favorite sugar substitute! These cookies have just the right sweetness and a burst of flavor with dates and pecans. I tried different spices like cinnamon and cardamom. Ahh I love cardamom! When I crave it I mix it with a bowl of warm blueberries for a snack.

These cookies are egg free and I use amazing local flour from Seasons Pharmacy. 

I gained five pounds tweeking this recipe so it’s time for me to get more active and eat more salad. I like to create a recipe with an easy to remember strategy and less dishes to wash. 

Maple Oatmeal Cookies

1/4 cup Butter

1/4 cup Coconut oil

Less a 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar

Less a  1/4 cup Maple Syrup

1 tsp Vanilla

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Salt

Spices optional

Spoonful of Shredded Coconut

3/4 cup of Organic Flour (see note)

3/4 cup Quick Oats

1/2 cup Dates chopped small

1/2 cup Pecans chopped

Blend together butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and coconut sugar. Blend in vanilla, salt and baking soda and coconut (if using). Add the remaining ingredients and blend until combined. Preheat oven to 360°. Parchment paper has been sold out lately due to Covid, so I have been getting a lot of use of the reusable cooking mats. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and press down to flatten. Bake for around 10 minutes, until edges start to brown. Leave on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and move to cooling rack. Cool completely so that they don’t fall apart.

Makes 16 cookies if you don’t eat the dough. Double recipe for a crowd.

I get my flour from Seasons Pharmacy, it’s organic, stone ground and no additives. It is flour from Poschhaven Farms which is in Kenabeek Ontario. I had to Google where that is and WOW it’s for sure Northern Ontario. Kenabeek is halfway between Elk Lake and New Liskeard. Interesting enough it’s an unincorporated town. I learn something new everyday.

Thanks Dad for all the maple syrup this year!