• Maple Oatmeal Cookies with Chopped Dates and Sliced Almonds

    January 27, 2014

    Oatmeal is my new favorite thing. Obviously, it’s warm, comforting, and satisfying for breakfast, but it’s also helping to ease some of my morning sickness queasiness during other times of the day.

    Most mornings, I eat banana oatmeal with nut butter and, last week, I whipped up a batch of Maple Oatmeal Cookies, which also helped settle my stomach in the afternoon as well as in the evening after dinner. Eating just a couple of these cookies made me feel better and, boy, they were delicious. I can definitely see them sticking around as a favorite, go-to recipe long after Baby Haupert arrives!

    Maple Oatmeal Cookies

    These cookies are thick and chewy with a sweet maple flavor and plenty of wonderful texture throughout—rolled oats mixed with soft, gooey date chunks and delicate, crunchy sliced almonds. Mmm!

    I loved this batch of cookies so much, I already want to make another. And I know you guys will love them too!


    • 2.5 cups rolled oats
    • 6 tbsp butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup chopped dates
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt


    1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; blend well.
    2. Chill batter in the refrigerator for at least two hour or overnight.
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    4. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
    5. Roll batter into 1.5-inch balls and then flatten with your hand on baking sheet.
    6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until tops of cookies are lightly browned.
    7. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

    Makes 12 cookies

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    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run January 27, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    mmm, oatmeal is one of my top comfort foods. banana oatmeal is always my favorite thing! current love: banana oats with warm blueberries and almond butter.


    Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    These look great! I’m glad you found something to help combat your morning sickness. From what I’ve heard, that stuff can be pretty terrible.


    Danica @ It's Progression January 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    This look so good! I’ve never added dates to cookies before, but I’ll have to try it!


    Jackie January 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    These sound really good!!!!


    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat January 27, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    These cookies look wonderful! I love that they’re so easy to make and would definitely be a perfect snack for during the day!


    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Sounds delicious!! I love anything with dates!


    Sarah @ Sweet Miles January 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Mmm these look delicious! My husband actually loves cooking with dates, so I know he will love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!


    Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork January 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    These sound delicious! You had me at maple. I’m 3/4 French Canadian and my husband jokes that maple syrup runs through my veins. Much of my family still live in the Quebec region and have maple farms. Yum! Thanks for sharing!


    lauren@golaurengo January 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Must make these. They look so good!


    Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit January 27, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I love anything maple – yum!


    Shel@PeachyPalate January 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    They look amazing!! Love a good hearty cookie with lots of chew!


    Sara @ fitcupcaker January 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    these look so good! When im done with my sweets challenge I may make them! I love the addition of the almonds and dates


    Stacy January 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Thx for sharing! They look delish

    You used to post your dinners for the week. Are you getting back to that at some point. I think they were pretty helpful..


    Alex @ Kenzie Life January 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Mmm looks awesome! I’ve been on a date kick lately so these look particularly delicious!


    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Yum these looks DELICIOUS!


    Hayley @healthyregards January 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    its cold and snowing here today so I have been brainstorming what I can bake with what I already have in the house, these may be a winner!


    kara January 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    If you are planning to breastfeed, I just read today that oatmeal can boost your milk production!


    Annie Atherton January 28, 2014 at 8:47 am

    @kara: Yes! I ate oatmeal every morning after my first baby! I’m not sure if it was the oatmeal or just my super boobies, but I had TONS of milk :)


    Elizabeth @ Positive Change January 27, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Yummy!! Oatmeal is one of my favorite morning foods! Can’t wait to try them!


    Kirsten January 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Hey Tina,

    If I left out the sugar completely and/or possibly added in a bit of honey??? How do you think they would turn out? Obviously not as sweet, but edible? haha


    Tina January 27, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Probably! If you try it, let me know how they turn out! 😄


    Livi January 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    these look too good to be gluten free :)! dreams do come true, dreams of cookies that is!


    Ashley January 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    those look SO good. Add some chocolate chips, perfect!


    Abi@AbsofSteel January 27, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    yumm! I love oatmeal, both for breakfast an for baking.


    Sanaz@runforcake January 27, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I’m going to bake these right now!!! This is right up my alley. I am obsessed with almond butter and oats. Yay for an awesome recipe!


    Mariah January 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    My mouth is watering. Wow! These cookies look absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to try these! I just need to get some dates. Thank you soooo much for sharing the recipe. :) God bless you!


    Megan @ The Skinny-Life January 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    These sound delicious! I live any cookie with oatmeal. Great pic too!


    logan January 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Those look amazing!!! I need to start being more hands on when it comes to cooking . Do you know the nutrition facts for them?


    Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties January 27, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    OOOH these sound amazing! I love a good oatmeal cookie :)


    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats January 27, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Yum these look absolutely delicious! Love the flavour combination you have used :)


    Jody - Fit at 56 January 28, 2014 at 9:05 am

    The cookie lover here approves!!! :)


    Tara January 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Sounds good-actually sounds just like my morning oats-oats w/almond milk, cinnamon, sliced dates, almonds, coconut flakes and PB.


    Makenzie January 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Those cookies are very similar to some yummy ones I made for breakfast and snacks before Christmas! Mine were Honey-Maple Oatmeal Raisin. They are super quick and easy as well!


    Makenzie January 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen January 28, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Yum! What tasty sounding cookies!


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