Delicious Trail Cookie Recipe

Who loves quick, easy and delicious nutrient packed cookies for the trails? We really, really do. We are a family on the go but don’t like to depend on packaged foods all the time. Believe it or not, I have literally stood in a grocery store for an hour in the granola bar aisle and felt frazzled by all the sugar ingredients and things I couldn’t pronounce in every one.

We have learned that simple snacks, can also be made very simply. Usually, I do a quick Google search so I know what “type” of snack I want to do, and my 4-year-old makes the final vote.

For this Trail Cookie recipe, this was my inspiration.

Introducing: Oatmeal Chia Seed, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (a.k.a “Trail Cookie”).

Chia seeds seem a bit random, but did you know that Chia is the ancient Mayan word for “strength”? Chia seeds are considered to be a “superfood, so why not sprinkle it into everything- especially cookies.

Why Peanut butter? Well…… it’s high in protein, delicious and super filling with oatmeal. I added chocolate chips, so my children will be excited to eat a Trail Cookie!

Trail cookie recipe! #healthysnacks #healthycookie #yummycookie

Trail Cookie Recipe


(we mix organic ingredients and non-organic feel free to do the same)

2 eggs, 2 ½ cups of quick oats oatmeal,

½ cup coconut oil,

2 cups of peanut butter ( we used ADAMS peanut butter)

½ chia seeds,

1 tsp baking soda,

1 cup of honey for flava!

And of course, ¼ cups of half sweet chocolate chips. We really try to use the least amount of sugar ingredients.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Get two bowls. In the first bowl mix 2 cups peanut butter, 1 cup of honey (can warm this up in a pot too, which helps it stick together and mix) ½ coconut oil, then add your two eggs and mix.
  3. peanut butter chia seed cookie
  4. In your second bowl,  add 2 cups of oatmeal (grind or blend the first 2 cups into powder) then add ½ oats without grinding them. Add 1 tsp baking soda, ½ cup of chia seeds, and ¼ chocolate chips if your 4-year-old has not eaten them all.
  5. Combine the two bowls and mix it up!
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Makes approximately 12 depending on how big you make them, or should I say, how big my four-year-old makes them!

Who wants a Trail Cookie?!

yummy trail cookies

Bon Appetit!

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