Coffee & cookies

You know that time around 3pm when you hit that afternoon slump, can’t keep your eyes open but still have lots more work to do? At that time I need either caffeine or sugar (or both).
Yes, I know that caffeine and sugar aren’t the healthiest options for sustenance. But my oatmeal cookies are not all that sweet, and they do a great job satisfying afternoon cravings and giving you a little boost of energy.
My oatmeal cookies use wholegrain rolled oats, coconut, walnuts and of course, smooth, rich and anti-oxidant packed dark chocolate.  Once the batter was made, I used an ice cream scoop to make small little imperfect balls, pressed them down a little and baked for 10-15 minutes. Easy to make and delicious to eat – the perfect afternoon treat (with your coffee!).

oatmeal-coconut-walnut cookies
makes about 15 fat cookies

1/4  cup canola oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp soy milk
1/4  raw sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup wholegrain oats
1/2 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch sea salt
1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
In a large bowl add oil, egg, vanilla, soy milk and sugar and mix until well incorporated.  In a separate bowl mix coconut, oats, flour, salt and baking powder.  Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir through walnuts and chocolate. Using an ice cream scooper or large spoon make little balls and place onto lined baking tray. Bake 10-15 minutes or until just golden. Enjoy with your afternoon coffee!


  1. beautiful pics! can't wait for your recipe!

  2. Chunkies are go quickly in this house. I will await a recipe patiently!



  3. They look great! I like a bit of a sweet in the afternoon with coffee as well :)

  4. love the shadows and feel of this series, b. so cozy and perfect.

  5. hey, now you've got me craving these cookies and I can't even make them yet!!! please share the recipe SOON.

  6. Yes, I totally know that 3pm slump. It's great that these cookies contain oatmeal. That's a free pass to guiltfree snacking :) Yum!

  7. Your oatmeal cookies sound fantastic! And they're beautiful! These would definitely satisfy that 3pm slump.

  8. These cookies look delicious. I've had a wee bit of a coconut addiction lately, so it's nice to see that I'll have one MORE recipe to keep it going! I love your photography, by the way.

  9. too fat to stack-I love thick cookies, look forward to this recipe. The extra healthy ingredients get my vote.

  10. Great cookies! Fat cookies are so yummy!

  11. Oh I know that afternoon slump feeling all to well. I think I'm going to have to give your oatmeal cookies a go!

  12. mmmmm i cant wait for you to put the recipe up! they look so comforting and totally yummy :)

  13. Who cares if they are fat -- just eat them!

  14. 3pm and it's a small square of dark chocolate that keeps me going. But only because I haven't got any of these to hand. These photos are to drool for.

  15. Thanks for the sweet words friends! I posted the recipe so you can now fight off your afternoon slump...

  16. Those are packed with such wonderful things. I can see why they would make a great afternoon pick me up!

  17. glenda from edmonton, abJune 30, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    as soon as it cools down a bit, I'm making these - thanks for the recipe!!

  18. Delicious cookies! Love the pics, please do send some my way. Fantastico :)



  19. Nothing like freshly baked cookies, delicious!