Energy Cookies – A Healthier Cookie

August 29, 2015

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Energy Cookies! Perfect for a morning on the go breakfast or a midday snack! Pack with nutritious ingredients plus chocolate chips to make them delicious!

These were inspired by the Energy Bites and Chocolate Energy Bites I posted last year, they have very similar ingredients so if you liked those you’ll love these too.

Energy Cookies

Energy Cookies – A Healthier Cookie!

We definitely aren’t morning people at my house so I’m always trying to find healthy on the go breakfasts. And then there’s those days where it just seems like I don’t have time to get to lunch by a decent hour so a healthy snack like these are just what I need.

I know there would be the nay sayers that say these aren’t healthy because they still have the chocolate chips and brown sugar, but if it doesn’t have a little bit of sweet I’m sure I just wouldn’t be able to eat it so I need a happy medium, and at least I came way down to 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

That’s big for me because I’m used to putting in about a cup for my cookies. You could cut the brown sugar down if you’d like but this was the perfect ratio for me, plus if I went any lower I’m sure there’s no way I could get my kids to love these.

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What’s the Texture Like?

They are a soft yet dense cookie, somewhat like an energy bar, but you’d be amazed that even with there tiny size how filling they really are (and you can make them bigger than I did, you’ll just need to bake them a little longer).

They’ll help give that energy you need to keep going. These are brimming with nutritious ingredients and have a fair amount of fiber yet they taste delicious, way better than any store bought energy bar!

I couldn’t believe that all the neighbor kids that were over even liked these. They saw I had cookies and asked if they could have one, I warned them that they were healthy cookies but they still loved them no matter.

If you want to get your kids to eat a little healthier just make the healthy thing in cookie form and they’ll love it :)

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What Goes Into Energy Cookies?

  • Rolled oats
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Shredded coconut – sweetened or unsweetened will work
  • Flaxseed meal – darker will be fine
  • Baking soda and baking powder
  • Salt
  • Mini chocolate chips – use cocoa nibs to make them healthier
  • Peanut butter
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey and brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla

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How to Make Energy Cookies

  • Preheat oven, line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk try ingredients.
  • In a food processor blend peanut butter, applesauce, coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
  • Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and fold with a spatula to combine
  • Scoop dough and drop onto baking sheets
  • Flatten cookies to about half their original size.
  • Bake and cool.

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Energy Cookies

These cookies have become a family favorite snack! Made with mostly healthy ingredients, and they actually taste delicious! Plus these are a nice and filling so they make a great on the go breakfast or midday snack.

Servings: 28 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Dry mixture

  • 1 1/2 cups (146g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (142g) whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup (75g) shredded coconut, sweetened, toasted and ground*
  • 1/2 cup (53g) golden flaxseed meal
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (90g) mini chocolate chips

Wet mixture

  • 1/2 cup (132g) creamy peanut butter
  • 6 Tbsp (92g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp (26g) coconut oil (soften if totally solidified)
  • 1/4 cup (80g) honey
  • 1/4 cup (52g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together oats, flour, ground toasted coconut, flax seed meal, baking soda, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. To a food processor add peanut butter, applesauce, coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Pulse until combined, about 15 seconds (you may need to stop once and break up brown sugar with a spatula).

  3. Pour wet mixture over dry mixture and fold with a spatula to combine (dough will be fairly wet). Scoop dough out using a medium cookie scoop and drop onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone liners, spacing cookies 1 1/2-inches apart.

  4. Flatten cookies to about half their original size (they really won't spread or puff up much). Bake in preheated oven 9 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for longer shelf life.

Recipe Notes

*To toast coconut preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut into an even layer on baking sheet. Toast until golden brown, removing from oven and tossing once or twice during baking (so it browns evenly) then spreading again into an even layer, about 6 - 8 minutes. Cool then grind in a food processor into tiny bits.

Nutrition Facts
Energy Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 18IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies
Author: Jaclyn