This is a really easy recipe for delicious oaty chocolate chunk cookies with whatever nuts and seeds you have in your pantry. These cookies can be made healthier by reducing the brown sugar quantity by half. 


Makes 24 cookies


125g butter
1 cup softened brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut threads
1 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Added extras:
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup mixed nuts
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy and pale. Add egg and vanilla essence and mix until combined.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until dough has come together.

Add the added extras and mix together with your hands - the dough will be stiff.

Roll into balls (you may need to pack them slightly because of all the nuts and seeds) and place on a lined baking tray. Gently press the cookies down slightly with the back of a spoon.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.