Oatmeal & Date Cookies- anti-cancer recipes- cook for your life
Oatmeal & Date Cookies
Servings: 20
Prep time: 15
Total time: 35 minutes
Cuisine: American, cookies

Chef Naxielly Dominguez created these easy to make cookies for one of our programs for Latina breast cancer survivors. We needed a sweet treat that was healthy and dairy free. These Oatmeal & Date Cookies are it. You can get these delicious cookies together from start to finish in 30 minutes. Why would you ever buy store bought?


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cover 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, oats, shredded coconut, baking soda and chopped walnuts. Make a well in the center. Set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the coconut oil, sugar, egg, vanilla and salt using a hand whisk. When it is well blended, pour into the well in the flour mixture and mix well with a spatula. Fold in the chopped dates.
  4. Using 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie, spoon the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared sheets. Bake in the center of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until they are lightly browned.


  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1¼ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ tablespoons baking soda
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped dates

Nutritional Information


168 cals


10 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

1 g


19 g


9 g


2 g


3 g


148 mg

*per serving

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Ann's Tips and Tricks

Coconut oil is solid when you buy it. Stand the jar in a bowl of hot water to melt enough for the recipe.

Eat all sweet, sugary treats in moderation. A little bit of what you fancy does you good, but don’t overdo it – a serving is 2 cookies!




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