If you’re searching for the perfect blend of healthy and delicious – you’ve come to the right place! These Trail Mix Cookies are so sweet and delicious while still packing a nutritional punch. Filled with healthy ingredients like coconut, banana, oats, flaxseeds and shelled hemp seed, the whole family will love this snack! The ingredients are the perfect combination of chocolate, fruit, and oats – you’ll be making double in no time.
Nutrient Booster: Hemp Hearts
We love shelled hemp seeds (or hemp hearts) for so many reasons, but especially because of their nutritive quality. Hemp hearts are filled with magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and manganese . Hemp is a great source of protein as they contain all 10 amino acids. Hemp foods also have omega-3, omega-6, and other essential fatty acids. Hemp hearts are easy to add to foods, too. We love to add them to baked goods, but you can top your salad, smoothie, oats and more for a protein, fiber and fatty-acid boost! For more information on hemp products, visit the Manitoba Harvest.
Freeze For Later
To save yourself time and stress you can make this cookie dough ahead of time! Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place dough on the baking sheet, they don’t need to be spread apart as they are not being baked. Cover the cookie tray with aluminum foil and freeze for 1-2 hours or overnight until frozen. Transfer to a large freezer bag and seal tightly. The frozen cookie dough will last in a sealed freezer bag for up to 6 months. Then, to cook them preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place frozen cookies on the sheet with a small space in between and bake for about 30 minutes until the cookies are slightly browned, the cookie bottoms should be golden brown.
Trail Mix Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 8 ounces unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries, chopped
- 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350⁰F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine oats, almond flour, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, cinnamon, sea salt, and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the mashed banana, coconut oil, vanilla, water, ground flaxseed, and chocolate chips to the oat mixture. Combine well.
Using a spoon, place a 1-inch ball of dough on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until cookie bottoms are be golden brown.
Serving size: 1 cookie, Calories: 155 Fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 20 g Sugar: 15 g Sodium: 35 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to Manitoba Harvest. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.  Mihoc, M., Pop, G., Alexa, E., & Radulov, I. (2012). Nutritive quality of romanian hemp varieties (Cannabis sativa L.) with special focus on oil and metal contents of seeds. Chemistry Central Journal, 6, 122. http://doi.org/10.1186/1752-153X-6-122