Friday, June 11, 2010

Trail Mix Cookies

These cookies are adapted from a Clean Eating recipe...I was skeptical that one could make a whole batch of cookies with the only fat being one tablespoon of nut butter, but it worked great! I tried a few different versions before settling on this one. It's a pretty flexible recipe, as long as you keep the same proportions of liquid to dry. I added in a bunch of seeds and nuts cuz that's just how I roll. What you end up with is a deliciously crunchy cookie that is healthy enough to eat for breakfast. Well, almost!

Have you tried these yet? If not, you really should!

Trail Mix Cookies

1 1/4C wild oats
1/2C whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp ground flax
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp finely chopped walnuts
1/4C dark chocolate chips
1/2C golden syrup (or honey or agave syrup)
1 Tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 large egg white
1 tsp vanilla
olive oil cooking spray

Combine the dry ingredients (oats through chocolate chips) in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients until well-combined. Add them to the dry ingredients and stir it all together. Form into 20 cookies (about one heaping tablespoon each)and place on a cookie sheet sprayed with olive oil. If you like a flat, crisp cookie, flatten them out to desired thickness, as they don't flatten during cooking at ALL. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Nutritional values: For one cookie (1/20 of recipe): 97 calories, 3.2g fat, 2.6g protein, 15.9g carbs, 1.5g fibre, 50g sodium.


  1. OMG cookies!!! Hi Sherylyn, I wanted to thank you for reading and your recent comment where you really identified with my story. Looks like you got your wake up call same time as me. I'm proud of you for starting to turn your life around!

  2. I'd definitely eat these for breakfast! What a great healthy recipe. My waistline, heart, arteries and colon thank