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.
1/2 cup Nut Butter of your choice – almond, cashew, peanut, etc.
1 egg (optional-if you want Vegan, then omit)
1 cup of unsweetened organic apple sauce
1 cup of organic GF 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, dried cherries, or cranberries
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 more applesauce.
Place onto baking sheet in about 2 inch circles and bake for 11-13 minutes.
Let cool. Enjoy!
I’ve been making these quite a bit lately for special occasions and realized that I don’t have these on my site! Well, I need to fix that, so here you go!
1/4 cup of coconut oil melted
1/4 cup of almond butter
1/2 cup of raisins
1 can of organic pumpkin
2-3 tablespoons of honey
1 cup of old fashioned oats GF
1/2 cup of ground almonds
1/2 cup of brown rice flour or other GF flour
1/4 cup of ground flax seed
3 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of baking powder
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
note: If you are looking for a chocolate treat, omit the raisins and add semi sweet chocolates instead! Yum!
Preheat oven to 375. Add wet ingredients to large mixing bowl and mix with a fork until incorporated. Add dry ingredients and mix slowly and carefully until mixed together. Batter should look moist, but not too wet and should stick together. Using a spoon, drop batter into 1 1/2 inch rounds onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cookies will look a little on the brown side because of the spices and flax seed, so that’s normal! They are healthy and delicious, yet will satisfy your sweet cravings.
What is life without enjoying a yummy homemade cookie every once in a while? I know you will love this recipe and can feel confident giving these to your family knowing that you are giving them a healthier treat.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
1 cup of oat bran
1 cup of ground almonds or almond meal (TJ’s has this)
1 cup of oats
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup salted butter – 1 stick room temperature
2 large eggs – organic if possible
1 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of pecans or walnuts chopped – optional
In a medium bowl, combine oat bran, almond meal, baking soda and oats.
In a large bowl, blend sugars with electric mixer set at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Scrape down sides of bowl, then add honey, vanilla and eggs. Mix at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add the dry ingredients, raisins (nuts optional) and blend at low speed just until combined. Do not overmix.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet, 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Immediately transfer cookies with spatula to a cool flat surface.
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