Mason Jar Gifts are easy and personable gifts. And, believe me, your friends and family will go crazy for these incredible vegan, gluten-free Cranberry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies.
These cookies may be super healthy and may not be the prettiest of desserts, but trust me, you can’t just eat one. Right after Brad tasted them, he said, “oh you’re definitely making these again”. I totally agree with Brad- in fact, I think they’re actually my very favorite healthy cookie! I first combined the pistachios and cranberries because I liked the Christmas colors- red and green, but the combination is also crazy yummy!!!
The dry ingredients look really pretty and festive layered in a large mason jar. Mason jar gifts are super easy and who doesn’t love receiving yummy desserts or snacks. There are so many different foods you can use for filling your mason jar gift. A few ideas are-
- cookie mixes
- muffin mixes
- nuts (Try Sahale fruit and nut mixes- crazy good!)
- hot cocoa
- chocolate covered pretzels
Tie some cute ribbon or holly to your jar and attach the recipe (if necessary). Cute, easy and cheap!
Whether your loved one is vegan, gluten-free or just a cookie monster (like myself), this is sure to become their new favorite cookie! The sweet and salty combo is completely irresistible. These Cranberry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies are soft and chewy with tons of texture. Salty pistachios take these cookies from ordinary to extraordinary!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 26 cookies
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Gift that special someone with these gluten-free, vegan clean-eating cookies, that is sure to become their new favorite cookie recipe!
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 ½ cup oats, gluten-free if needed
- ½ cup oat flour, gluten-free if needed
- ½ cup almond meal (finely ground almonds)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
- ½ cup dried cranberries or craisins
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- ½ cup sun, almond or peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons canola oil or melted coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 5 tablespoons water
- Preheat oven to 350 dgrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix well.
- Combine all dry ingredients (not nuts or cranberries) in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine wet and dry ingredients together and then fold in pistachios and cranberries.
- Drop cookies by the spoonful onto cookie sheet.
- Bake 15-17 minutes or until slightly browned.
Slightly adapted from Morgan Shupe's recipe at myvega.com. Nutritional information below is calculated for 1 cookie, using coconut oil and sun butter.
Something to think about….
Have you ever created a mason jar gift? Tell me what you made.
Have you participated in a cookie exchange, this year?
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