Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies

Hi Everyone,

I was in the mood to create a new cookie, that is pretty healthy, guilt-free and something I can have for an afternoon snack or a quick pre-breakfast snack to have as I drive to work.  I wasn’t sure what to make, but I saw a bowl of pears on my counter and I thought, I could incorporate a pear into a cookie.  I automatically thought I must add cinnamon, and oats and fa la Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies.

Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are so good!  yeah, yeah, I know your thinking I am just saying that, but they are.  They taste like a pear pie.  They are slightly chewy, thick, pops of pear and a nice cinnamon flavor.  Oh and the smell of them baking is O.M.G.  I couldn’t wait for these little gems to be finished.  My kitchen smelled like Fall.  Nothing like the smell of cinnamon and oats baking in the oven.  Yum!

 

Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies

The cookies are a breeze to make.  I used a large spoon and one bowl.  I like quick, easy clean-up.  For the cookies I used coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla and 1 egg; gave it a nice mix and then added baking soda, salt, cinnamon and whole wheat flour.  I gave that a mix, and shhhhhh a little taste.  Had to make sure it tasted sweet enough.  Then I added the oats and fresh pear that I peeled and sliced small.  How easy was that?  I just baked for 10 minutes and you have these beautiful little cookies that are chock full of wonderful flavor.

Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies don’t spread much in the oven, which is good because I was going for a big, thick cookie.  You can easily make these cookies gluten-free, by using gluten-free rolled oats and gluten-free flour.  I actually used Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats in this recipe, which is gluten-free.  The cookies are dairy free since I used coconut oil in place of butter.  I love Trader Joe’s coconut oil.  It’s in expensive and great for baking.  I suppose if you do not have coconut oil, softened butter will work, but I haven’t tried that.  The flavor may change a little too.  Just know you don’t taste the coconut in this recipe, even with coconut oil and coconut sugar.

Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies

Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 18 cookies
  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 15
  • Sugar: 6.5
  • Sodium: 71
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 10.3
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Thick, chewy, big oatmeal cookies with chunks of fresh pear and a hint of spicy cinnamon. Tastes like a mini pear pie. This is and easy one bowl cookie that are low calorie, dairy-free and full of Fall flavor. Great after school snack.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • ¾ cup whole wheat
  • 1½ cup old fashion oats (I used Trader Joe's rolled oats)
  • 1 cup pear, peeled, cored, diced small (1 large pear)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl; add coconut oil, coconut sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Mix with a spoon, until well combined.
  4. Add to the same bowl, baking soda salt, cinnamon and whole wheat flour; mix until well combined. Stir in pear and oatmeal.
  5. With a large cookie scoop (I used 3 tbsp. capacity scoop), scoop out the dough and pat it into the scoop to form a firm cookie. Place onto prepared baking sheet, spaced about 2" apart. I put 9 cookies per baking sheet. Note: I used my fingers to pat the top of the cookie to flatten a bit and to make sure it is held together.
  6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, until bottom of cookie turns lightly brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes; place on cookie rack until completely cooled.
Notes
You can make the cookies gluten-free by using gluten-free oats and flour.

Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies

When creating this recipe, I went with my personal guidelines for a guilt-free cookie; below 9 grams of sugar, and contains protein and fiber.  I also like that it doesn’t have butter and the only cholesterol is from the egg.

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do.  They are so easy to make and so full of flavor.  I love the simplicity of the recipe and if you don’t have a pear, use an apple.  I bet with apple it would taste just amazing!

Have a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

Cinnamon & Pear Oatmeal Cookies

Comments

  1. These look so tasty! YUM!

  2. I think pear in an oatmeal cookie is new to me. I will have to try it.

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