The fan-bloody-tastic Lauren Hunter aka The Wholesome Hunter has made yet another banger of a recipe for us this week. For tips on nutrition, fitness, recipes and wellbeing it is well worth visiting her blog.

Maple Chocolate Chip and Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

This is her twist on the classic oatmeal and raisin cookie – she's added some spice, swapped raisins for chewy cherries, and used a combination of whole oats and ground almonds rather than oatmeal for a coarser texture. She has also given these a subtle maple flavour using maple syrup to sweeten and adding in some chocolate chunks using Doisy and Dam’s Maple, toasted rice and pink Himalayan salt dark chocolate. Containing plenty of fibre, protein and slow-releasing carbs, these are ideal paired with a cup of tea when the 4pm slump hits!


Makes approx. 9 cookies


125g porridge oats

125g ground almonds

1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda

2tsp ground cinnamon

2tsp vanilla extract

2.5tbsp maple syrup

3tbsp coconut oil, melted

1 egg

50ml of your preferred milk (I used coconut milk)

35g dried cherries

60g Doisy & Dam Maple, toasted rice & pink Himalayan dark chocolate, chopped into small chunks




  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Mix together the oats, ground almonds, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. (You can alternatively blend the dry ingredients together for a finer texture, I just prefer the coarser texture of the whole oats).
  • Add in the vanilla extract, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, milk and egg and mix together before stirring in the chopped chocolate and cherries.
  • Mould into small balls of dough and flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand as you place them on the baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and firm.




Lauren x