Teenage Boy Trail Cookie

I titled this cookie Teenage Boy Trail Cookie because teenage boys inhale food non-stop.  They need big time fuel and I came up with this recipe so your teen son might be satisfied for at least an hour before getting hungry again!  LOL!  Of course, feel free to mix up the recipe depending on the ingredients you have on hand.  Be creative.  As a matter of fact, have your son be creative and roll up his sleeves in the kitchen too.  Of course, these cookies can be for girls too.  I am just biased because I have two teenage boys at home and they are literally non-stop hungry and looking for food to eat.  These cookies satisfy them for at least a little while.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Nut Butter of your choice – almond, cashew, peanut, etc.

1 egg

1 cup of unsweetened organic apple sauce

1 cup of organic oats Note: if you don’t want to use oats, you can use ground almond flour

1/4 cup of unsalted raw sunflower seeds ( you can also used chopped peanuts, walnuts, cashews etc)

1/4 pumpkin seeds

2 T Chia seeds

2 T Hemp seeds

1/4 ground flax seeds

1/2 organic raisins Note:  you can substitute raw cacao nibs too

1/4 cup of raw cacao powder

1/4 organic raw honey

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp baking soda

 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Mix wet ingredients first in a bowl with a fork.  Add dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.  Batter will be thick and chunky.  If it’s too dry, add a little water or nut milk. 

Place onto baking sheet in about 2 inch circles and bake for 15-18 minutes. 

Let cool.  Enjoy! 

Note:  This is a dense snack full of the right amount of carbs, proteins and fats.  This could also be a quick breakfast with 1/2 a banana or fruit.  Always use organic ingredients when you can.  Feel free to play around with the ingredients.