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
(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.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 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.
- 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.
- Combine the two bowls and mix it up!
- 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?!