Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 272KCAL

These amazing, slimming friendly Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies are so tasty and the perfect treat if you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories272
  • Carbs34g
  • Protein13g
  • Fat8g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars9g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

There’s nothing better than the smell of cookies baking in the oven and with a cooking time of just 10 minutes, you can enjoy this moreish treat anytime you want!

Whether you’re batch baking to freeze or baking a small batch to eat right now, these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies are the perfect match for a cup of tea – it might be hard to only have one!

If you enjoy a crispier cookie then you can flatten them down a bit more when you place them on the baking tray, but keep an eye on them so that they don’t burn.

What diets are these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies suitable for?

This recipe can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Porridge oats

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies recipe?

  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies?

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You can find Almond extract in most supermarkets or here at Amazon. You can use almond essence, but we prefer to use extract as essences or flavourings are a chemically developed flavouring and can often give your baking a synthetic taste.

Our sweetener of choice is Sukrin 1 which is a natural, granulated sweetener (just like sugar) that has none of that horrible, artificial taste.

That being said, you don’t have to use Sukrin.  There are lots of other high quality, granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket including Canderel Sugarly and Natvia.

If you’re using powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases, you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners can weigh less.

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We like to use this Almond Extract. You can pick it up over at Amazon.

You can also pick up Natvia as an alternative.

How many calories are in these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies?

There are 272 calories per portion in these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 180°C, then line a baking tray with baking parchment.

Step 2

Mix all of the ingredients together, then spoon the mixture onto the baking parchment. You should get 10 tablespoons out of the mix. Be sure to leave enough space between each one so they can spread out a bit.

Step 3

Bake for 10 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 5 minutes.

Step 4

Turn off the oven and leave them for 10 minutes or so until they start to crisp.

What could I serve with these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies?

Other than a nice cuppa, here are some other sweet treats you could enjoy with these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies:

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How do you know when these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies are cooked?

The cookies should be crisp and golden which should take around 20 minutes including cooling time in the oven.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies in the fridge?

There is no need to refrigerate these cookies. Allow the cookies to completely cool and make sure you store them in an airtight container. You can keep these Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies?

Yes, you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before eating.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies

These amazing, slimming friendly Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies are so tasty and the perfect treat if you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 272
  • Carbs 34G
WW Points
  • 10 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 3 Purple

Ingredients

  • 80 g Porridge Oats
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sweetener
  • 1 tbsp Quark
  • 2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 25 g Dried Cranberries chopped
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt

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Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C, then line a baking tray with baking parchment
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together, then spoon the mixture onto the baking parchment. You should get 10 tablespoons out of the mix. Be sure to leave enough space between each one so they can spread out a bit
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 5 minutes
  4. Turn off the oven and leave them for 10 minutes or so until they start to crisp

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JuliaThursday 16th April 2020

What can I use instead of quark, as I don’t have any in my fridge? Thanks

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    Sharon FitzpatrickMonday 18th May 2020

    Hi Julia, you could try using 0% fat Greek yogurt or plain fromage frais instead of quark. Let us know how you get on!

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KerrySunday 31st March 2019

Hey there, how long can these be kept for?

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    Emma TSunday 7th April 2019

    Hi Kerry,

    They’ll keep for a few days in an airtight container!

    Reply

Pauline JewellTuesday 18th December 2018

Could you use fresh cranberries instead of dried ?

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