We always start off the year with a week or more of fasting and an attempt to eat extra healthy.  Today I tried a wonderful recipe for healthy cookies that are delicious and easy to make, not to mention good for you.  They end up kind of chewy, almost like a granola cookie but not too sweet, and very satisfying!

This recipe is from Whole Living magazine but I modified it slightly as follows:

1 1/2 c. rolled oats (not quick oats)

1/2 c. amaranth (found this at Earth Fare in the bulk flour dept., it’s super tiny granules)

1/2 c. chopped dry roasted or toasted almonds

1/2 c. dried cherries, chopped

1/2 c. dates, chopped

1/4 c. honey (I used raw, local, which is best for fighting allergies)

2 large eggs (whites only)

kosher salt

1.  Combine oats, amaranth, nuts, dried fruit, and honey in a medium bowl.  Whisk egg whites with 1/4 tsp. salt until foamy.  Pour over dried fruit and stir to combine.

2.  Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment.  Scoop 3 T. mixture (using an ice cream scoop) and pat into a 3-inch round on baking sheet.  Bake until clusters are golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.  Let cool completely.  Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Per serving: 120 calories; 1 g saturated fat; 3 g unsaturated fat; 19g carbohydrates

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