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Have cookies, will travel.

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Whether you’re going on a weekend ski trip or just going to work and are not stoked on prolonged periods of starvation, these cookies are a nourishing and satisfying way to keep hunger at bay, without having to succumb to whatever is most convenient to fill the void. Made with wholesome ingredients that will keep your blood sugar levels stable, they can be customized to whatever preferences you may have, eg: more protein, raisins, etc. As these tend to come out less sweet than a normal cookie, you may want to add more of the sweetener of your choice. A good option to increase sweetness but not refined sugar is by adding raisins, dates, or using a date puree, to keep the fibre in there as well as the flavour. Satisfying oats round out the texture while all the nuts and seeds provide an abundance of necessary vitamins and minerals! This version can be vegan and gluten free as long as you use vegan chocolate chips, gluten free rolled oats and swap out spelt flour for another like rice flour or buckwheat.

1.5 cups spelt flour

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup crushed walnuts or other crushed nuts

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup raisins

2 tbsp. sesame seeds

2 tbsp. sunflower seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 mashed banana

1 egg or 2 tbsp. ground flax with 3 tbsp. water

1/4 cup natural peanut butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup honey

Combine all dry ingredients except sugar, chocolate chips and raisins in a large bowl. Prepare ‘flax egg’ and let sit to gelatinize.  Mix all wet ingredients and sugar in a separate bowl and then stir into dry. Add chocolate chips and raisins and mix well. Form small balls using a tbsp. to scoop out a good amount. Flatten to about an inch in thickness. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350. This recipe yields a bunch of little gems so freeze some if you would like! They also taste really good frozen.. but they also keep for quite a while! Don’t be afraid to experiment with ingredients, as long as your wet to dry ratio is pretty good they’ll probably turn out! Have fun and enjoy! 20131106_162733

Namaste!

What other ingredients would you add to create an amazing travel cookie? Let me know what you think!

Author: ohmbass

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. -Bob Marley

7 thoughts on “Have cookies, will travel.

  1. Brilliant. I always embarrassingly pack snacks when I travel. I hate having to find unhealthy options. I’ll have to try these out, thanks! X

  2. Mmmmm girl these look delicious, definitely going to give these a shot sometime. I’ll be thinkin’ of you while I eat them ;).

    Love Leo

  3. Great idea for keeping fuelled!

  4. hhmmm – Very nutritious and tasty!

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