This recipe is easy, so get the kids in the kitchen! Inspired by a recipe from Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of "Eat for Health," these cookies are not only tasty, they're high in fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamin B6 too. Tip: Use different flavors of fruit preserves — like strawberry, blueberry, cherry, and peach — for a variety of cookies within one batch.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 c. dates, pitted
  • 1-1/2 c. almond butter
  • 1/2 c. shredded coconut
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)
  • 100% all -fruit preserves


Soak dates in warm water to cover for 10-15 minutes. Grind oats in a blender or food processor. Pour into a bowl and set aside. Place dates in the food processor with 1/2c. of soaking liquid and puree. Add to oats, along with almond butter, coconut, orange zest and juice, and spices. Knead together until a dough is formed. Form into balls and press down in middle with thumb. Place a small amount of preserves in the indentation. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.