August 21, 2013

Wednesday wisdom

I follow the blog Oh She Glows and today, Angela posted these cookies (photo below). Pretty delicious looking, right?!

My wisdom for you today? Make cookies...but just make them healthier than the version printed on every bag of chocolate chips.

Below is a recipe that I modified from Angela's version. 

Chewy Trail Mix Cookies

Chewy Trail Mix Cookies

1 c rolled oats blended into oat flour
1/2 c almond flour
1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 c thinly sliced almonds
1/4 c coconut sugar or brown sugar
1/4 c shredded unsweetened coconut
3 tbsp finely chopped chocolate (optional)
2 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

1 egg (or flax egg)
1/4 c almond butter (this should be drippy)
1/4 c coconut oil
1/8 c maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with silpat mat. Stir dry ingredients and mix together wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Make balls of dough and place on cookie sheet. 

Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes.