Yield: 20-25 cookies
These cookies are one of my favourites and you can always find them in my freezer! Not only are they nutrient dense (hello fibre, protein, iron and omega 3s) but I find they keep that sweet tooth right in place. Pair with a side of Greek yogurt or cheese for some additional protein and a complete snack! Feel free to double this recipe or freeze cookies (I actually prefer them right out of the freezer)!
- 2 1/4 cups quick oats
- 1 1/2 cups spelt flour*
- 1/2 - 3/4 cups protein powder (I used chocolate)
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1/4-1/2 cup chia seeds **
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon (2 Tbsp or more if you love it like me)
- 2 tsp salt, optional
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4-1/2 cup honey or other sweetener
- 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
- 1/4 cup oil (i.e. coconut, canola)
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips***
- 1 1/4 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Line two baking trays with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients from oats to salt.
- In a small bowl, combine wet ingredients from water to milk.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
- Mix in raisins and chocolate chips. Adjust as needed.
- Place about 1/3 cup of dough onto baking tray. Adjust cookie size per personal preference.
- Gently flatten cookies.
- Bake for 20-25min or until lightly brown.
Note: I change this recipe almost every time I make it and it seems to be delicious no matter what. So don’t worry if you change things around a bit!
* For an alternative, try 3/4 cup spelt flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (see interesting fact below).
* If you do not want to add protein powder, replace with spelt or whole wheat flour.
** Flaxseeds would be a great alternative. Just note, they need to be grounded for your body to absorb the healthy fat (omega 3s)! If not grounded, flaxseeds are an excellent source of fibre.
*** Adjust chocolate or raisins based on your taste.
Interesting fact: Spelt or whole wheat flour?
Comparing 2 cups of whole wheat and spelt flour, spelt flour is higher in protein and iron, while whole wheat flour is higher in fibre. However, when it comes down to each cookie, the nutrition facts are quite comparable. So go ahead and try different flour types but don’t stress about needing spelt flour for added nutrition!
I would love to hear of any additional combinations or ingredients you choose! Comment below.