Health in a Cookie?

Would you like a cookie? …….. they’re healthy!!

What!

Anyone who knows me well, can back me up when I say, “I have never had ‘store bought’ cookies in the house”.

Harsh? ….. not really.  I love to bake! and because of that, I love that I know exactly what is in the things we eat and snack on. Sometimes I get a little ‘slack’ from my husband who would just loovve a good buttery, white flour, chocolate cookie,  but on the most part, he appreciates what I do.

Last year, I came across this awesome website called  Oh She Glows!  You can find it here http://ohsheglows.com/.   It has been one of my ‘go to’ sites for healthy recipes!.    One of the most recent recipes I saw, was something called a “Happy Trails Adventure Cookie”.  They definitely looked amazing, and right up my alley!

trail ing

So, I decided to give them a try, of course adding my own touch to them. These cookies (or healthy snacks) turned out great, and were delicious!  My husband even ate them.

Here is the recipe for my Trail Cookies:

  • 1 Cup Spelt flour
  • 1 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 1 Tbsp gr Flax Seed
  • 1 Tbsp Hemp Seed
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberries or raisins
  • 3/4 Cup Carob chips

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup (or agava if preferred)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all dry ingredients together.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir well until combined. The dough will be very sticky, but not to worry. Fold in the mix-ins.

With lightly wet hands, grab about 2 tbsp dough and shape into a patty. Place on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Repeat for the rest, wetting hands every 4 cookies or so.

6. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes (I baked for 11.5 mins). Cool on baking sheet for at least 10 minutes. When completely cooled, store in a glass jar or freeze for maximum freshness.

Note: 1) To make these gluten-free, using certified GF oats and check all other ingredients. 2) If you eat honey, you can probably use a tablespoon or two in addition to the other wet ingredients, depending on how sweet you prefer these.  3)  Also, feel free to substitute the seeds for hemp or chia seeds …… anything goes.

Enjoy!   Feel good about your snack.

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9 thoughts on “Health in a Cookie?

  1. Hi there, Sean from SumahoMAMA here. I like your blog!

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