The cookie! The healthy cookie!! The great, healthy pumpkin cookie!!!
2 1/2 cups whole grain flour (or flour of your choice)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar (or sugar of your choice)-most recipes like this call for a whopping 2 cups of sugar!! I cut that way down and used some goodies below to add in a little more sweetness!
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree (if you wanted you could use almond or peanut butter to change this from a pumpkin cookie to a nut based)
2 Flax eggs (2 tsp ground flaxseed set in 4 tsp water for 2 min) or 2 eggs
2 tsp Chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup mini choc chips
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup crasins or raisins
<<<Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees>>>
#1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon in large bowl and beat until well mixed.
#2. Add the pumpkin, vanilla extract, flax eggs and oils and beat about 2 min until dough forms.
#3. Add the choc chips, raisins and or crasins, coconut flakes and dates (leave any of this out if you want) and blend again for 1 more min.
#4. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for approx 13 min. Let cool for 2 min then remove from sheet.
These will be almost the same consistency as a scone. They are packed with nutrients-of course!! Makes 2 dozen. Great as your carb before or after a workout, also great as your carb with breakfast with eggs and veggies…..Great with morning coffee or tea or an afternoon “treat”! Just Great all around 🙂
Read about the nutrition of dates here:
Trying new smoothies makes me happy! Now, you try!
Need more energy? Who doesn’t?!?! Try this granola in the morning for breakfast, as a snack or as a pre workout boost!
Here is what is in it and why it is so fabulous:
4 cups Old fashioned oats
1 cup unsalted sliced roasted almonds-protein, vitamin E, manganese (the miracle mineral) go ahead look it up-I dare you!
1/2 cup chopped walnuts-amino acids (good fats!)
1/2 cup unsalted roasted soybeans-high protein, fiber, manganese and iron
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds-protein, folate and amino acids
1/2 cup roasted salted pepitas-protein, magnesium, phosphorus and manganese
1/2 cup chia seeds-B vitamins, fiber and amino acids
1/2 cup chopped dates
2 tbsp cinnamon
Bake oats, chia seeds,walnuts, almonds and cinnamon mixture spread flat on a baking sheet at 350 for 20 to 25 min. Once that cools add all other ingredients and mix well! Serving size is 1/4 cup.
Enjoy and Happy Healthy New Year!!!
Filled with goodies!! Makes a great healthy gift to give to loved ones too (which of course I am doing). I love to eat my granola with plain Greek yogurt!!! So delicious and fun to make!
blueberry and pomegranate crasins-1 cup
white chocolate chips-1/2 cup
toasted coconut-1/2 cup
Mix together oats, nuts, coconut, honey and cinnamon then bake at 350 for 25 min. Let cool and add in crasins, choc chips and dates. Serving size is 1/4 cup.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
COCONUT & DATES GRANOLA
Pre-heat oven to 380 degrees
mix together the following:
4 c Old Fashioned Oats
1 c raw natural silvered almonds
2 to 3 tbsp honey
1/4 c dark brown sugar
1/4 c cinnamon
Bake on big cookie sheet, spreading as evenly as you can to ensure even toasting for 15 min
Add 1/4 flaxseed meal, 1 c shredded coconut on top and place back in oven for 10 additional min
***Let cool completely, add 1/2 chopped dates and then place in the fridge to store***
Serving suggestions: 1/4 c topping Greek yogurt, alone when you are hungry in the car or on the go or with milk.