Good morning friends, I still owe you a race report for my awesome last place finish at the Cap Crusher 8k trail race this past weekend (did I mention it’s billed as Canada’s toughest 8k race?) but in the meantime I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for some truly yummy power cookies I made the other day.
I’m not a huge baker but I do like a good cookie now and then. What I love about having baked goods on hand however, is that they’re always so easy to grab when you’re heading out the door or need. I had a phase where I made my own granola bars for awhile but they were pretty time consuming to make so I kind of fell off that wagon.
I’ve seen so many recipes floating around for ‘power cookies’ lately so when the nutritionist I met with a few weeks ago shared a recipe with me, I was game to give it a try. I ended up having to change the recipe quite a bit because I didn’t quite have all the right ingredients but I substituted for things I’ve seen in other recipes so I hope that was okay.
And you know what? They turned out certifiably delicious! Even my kids loved these hefty cookies!
- 1.5 cups whole wear flour (or gluten free flours)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/4 wheat germ or bran
- 1.75 cups rolled oats or flakes
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup raisins (I actually used a mix of raisins, cranberries and dried cherries)
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 cup milk, soy milk or almond milk
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 deg C and place parchment on or spray your cookie sheets. In large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Add oats, raisins, bran, coconut and seeds. In another bowl mix canola oil, molasses and milk. Beat until well-blended. Add to try mixture and mix well. Add chocolate chips.
- Drop onto prepared cookie sheets (they’re sticky so wet your hands or use a spoon). Bake in preheated oven about 20 minutes or until they are golden on edges and tops are set. Cool on wire racks, makes about 20 cookies.
I’m linking this post up to the What I Ate Wednesday linkup with peasandcrayons.com to share so go check it out for more ideas of what others are eating these days!