Recipe Super-Charge Me Cookies

Super-Charge Me! Cookies

photo credit: mealsandmovesblog.com

Recipe from eat, drink & be vegan
wheat-free, soy-free

I created these cookies after one of our daughter’s soccer games. All the kids were given an enormous commercial cookie that was full of hydrogenated fats, white flour, white sugar – and the cookie weighed 1/4 lb! Looking at the nutritional information on the cookie, I thought “we don’t need to super-size our kids’ food… we need to super-charge it! I got to work straight away, and then gave our kids these delicious AND healthy cookies.

1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
2/3 cup spelt flour
1/4 tsp (rounded) sea salt
1/4 – 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 –1/3 cup raisins or chopped dried fruit
3–4 tbsp carob or chocolate chips (optional; or use more dried fruit, nuts, or seeds)
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup flax meal (not flax seed)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbsp almond butter (may use cashew, peanut, hemp seed butter)
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp organic neutral-flavored oil

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, coconut, raisins, and carob or chocolate chips, sift in baking powder, and stir until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine flax meal, syrup, almond butter, and vanilla and stir until well combined. Stir in oil. Add wet mixture to dry, and stir until just well combined (do not overmix). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon batter onto baking sheet evenly space apart, and lightly flatten. Bake for 13 minutes (no longer, or they will dry out). Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute (no longer), then transfer to a cooling rack.  Makes 11-12 cookies