The first week of back to school went by rather quick, it also only started on Tuesday, because Monday was a Snow-day. All schools were closed because of bad weather. The remaining of the week was very warm and rainy, melting almost all of the snow we had, which was a lot. Now we are back to freezing temperatures.
I like to use weekends to prepare some healthy snacks to have on hand, easy to grab for breakfast, school, work or for that moment when you are just really craving something sweet;) lol. I usually make cookies or granola bars. The following recipe is a healthy, vegan, crunchy granola cookie that tastes, well, like granola.
I’ve been using flaxseeds and flaxoil for my breakfast for a few years now already, these are rich in omega-3 fats. Because of my very low iron level I always have to include foods into my diet that are rich in iron, and these cookies are perfect, rich in healthy fats, protein and minerals, including iron.
Vegan Granola Cookies
Yields: 20 large cookies
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup sunflowerseeds
- 1/4 cup pumpkinseeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup almonds, slivered
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup cranberries, dried
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp natural almond butter, or any natural nut butter
- 3 tbsp finely ground flaxseeds/flaxmeal
- 6 1/2 tbsp warm water
-Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350F/180C
-In a small bowl or cup mix together the flaxmeal with the water, let stand for at least 5 minutes to thicken.
-In a large bowl mix all your dry ingredients including cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
-Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter and “flax egg”, mix together well.
-With a tablespoon drop equal amounts of dough onto the sheets, and form, with the help of your hands into cookie shapes.
-Bake in preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or golden brown.
-Let cool completely.
Enjoy with a glass of milk!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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