by Olena

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

by Olena

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry orange oatmeal cookies that are nutty, chewy and full of season’s flavour. They are delicate, airy and super moist. And healthy! Bursting with fresh cranberries. Yum!

I took a few cookies for my friend as we went for a day of shopping and she loved them! She quickly noticed the taste of coconut oil. My Italian neighbours highly approved as well and she suggested to use lemon if you are not a big fan of orange like her.

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies FAQs & Tips

How to make almond meal at home?

I do not follow a gluten free diet but rather keep everything in balance. Therefore, I never buy gluten free flour mixes as I find many people like me do not have them on hand. What I always have on hand is almonds and quick oats. I make my own almond meal by grinding almonds in a food processor into fine powder. That way I always can bake gluten free without spending extra $$$ and making a trip to the store.

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookie batter in red bowl with spatula; raw Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookie

Can I use dried cranberries?

Fresh cranberries add such a nice tartness and a burst of flavour. No need to chop them, leave them whole – that way they won’t get lost in the cookies.

You can use dried cranberries but fresh are the best!

How to bring an egg to room temperature fast?

To warm up the egg, place in a cup with hot water for 5 minutes.

What to do if coconut oil has solidified while I was making the dough?

If coconut oil solidifies, fill the bottom of kitchen sink with hot water and place the bowl in it for 15 minutes.

Cool them down!

It is important to let the cookies cool down completely otherwise they will crumble.

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies on parchment lined baking tray

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Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

Easy, Healthy and Chewy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies Recipe with fresh cranberries.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 28 cookies
Author: Olena


  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/3 cup orange juice 1/2 extra large orange juice of
  • Zest of extra large orange
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups quick oats use certified gluten free oats for GF version
  • 1 + 3/4 cups almond meal finely ground almonds
  • 1 cup cranberries fresh


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg. Add coconut oil, maple syrup or honey, orange juice, orange zest, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and whisk until well combined. If coconut oil solidifies, fill the bottom of kitchen sink with hot water and place the bowl in it for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in oats and almond meal until combined. Then gently stir in cranberries.
  • Using 1.5" wide cookie scoop, drop cookie dough on prepared baking sheet 1" apart (cookies do not spread much).
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cookies turn golden brown. Remove from the oven, cool on the sheet for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool off completely.

Store: Store in a cool dry place for a week or freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


    To warm up the egg, place in a cup with hot water for 5 minutes.
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

    What You Will Find Here

    Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

    A Little More About Me

    Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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    1. 5 stars
      I have been following you for a while now and I love your no nonsense approach to food. I am on an all plant diet for health reasons and am always looking forward to your recipes. I would comment more often, but your links don’t always work. My all time favorite is your almond chocolate chip cookies. Yes – I do make an exception to my diet for chocolate. After all, I am Belgian 🙂

      1. There is nothing wrong with a bit of sugar sometimes.:) And more plants can’t be a bad thing ever! I wonder what links don’t work for you. Would love to get it solved.

    2. Hi,
      Thanks for sharing this recipe. However I would like to point that this recipe isn’t gluten free unless you use certified gluten free oats (the one you referenced in your recipe is not).

      1. I have added link to certified GF oats. If I had celiac I would look for certified GF oats and replace them for regular in any recipe, pretty easy to do.

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