Chewy Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies – SRC (Oil-free, Vegan)

January 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm 13 comments

Where the last two months have gone, I couldn’t tell you…I blinked and it was 2014! That being said, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all in one to you lovely readers!

trail mix cookies srcWhat better way to jumpstart this new year than with cookies? Easy, peasy one-bowl cookies that are good for you. They aren’t your traditional buttery cookies with a crisp edge and a gooey middle. Nope, these are light two or three-bite goodies that can triple as a light snack, healthy portable breakfast or a sweet ending to a meal when your sweet tooth hits. I’d say they are a mix between banana bread, baked oatmeal and a granola bar all in one?

trail mix cookies src1These delicious oaty bites were lightly adapted from Nicole’s Trail Mix Cookies over at Colie’s Kitchen. I was thrilled to be assigned her blog this month for the first Secret Recipe Club reveal of the new year! As Nicole phrases it, her site “isn’t necessary a recipe blog, but a blog based on the views from my side of the world, or my side of the table so to speak.” I have a few more recipes I can’t wait to try, such as her Parmesan Meatloaf Muffins, Shrimp Etouffee, and Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate…yum!

I didn’t alter much; I used gluten-free oats, added a bit of flaxseed meal to the dough and decreased the milk by 1 tablespoon. I upped the “add-ins” and used a combo of both fruit and nuts for added texture and flavor. I’ll be making these again and experimenting with different combinations…these were SO easy and delicious!

trail mix cookies src2Chewy Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies (lightly adapted from Colie’s Kitchen)
Gluten-free, Egg-free, Vegan, Nut-free Option, Oil-free, Soy-free, Fruit-Sweetened

Ingredients:
 3 medium ripe bananas mashed (feel free to mash in the stand mixer bowl before adding ingredients)
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce (or unsweetened with cinnamon)
2 cups of gluten free old fashioned oats (Not minute oats)
2 tbsp flaxseed meal, optional (or chia seed)
3 Tbsp non-dairy milk such almond, coconut, rice milk, etc
1/3 cup pecans (chopped or slivered almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts etc OR chocolate chips or coconut for nut free)
1/3 cup juice sweetened dried cranberries (or other dried fruit – cherries, raisins, apricots, dates)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (or almond, coconut, rum)
1 tsp. cinnamon (pumpkin spice)
4 tbsp. coconut flakes, optional
2-3 packs stevia (if desired taste the batter first)
Directions
 1.Mix all ingredients together in a stand mixer. Let sit for 10 minutes. (Batter will look wet, this is okay.)
2. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper, silpat mat or lightly grease.
2. Scoop out dough into two tablespoon cookie scoops.
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before removing, otherwise they might fall apart.

Number of Servings: 20 cookies

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JennyO  |  January 27, 2014 at 6:54 am

    This sounds YUMMY, I’ve got another batch of cookies to try out.  Looks like maybe a bake off weekend for me! :D Supposed to get snow so that works.

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  • 2. Bean  |  January 27, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Yummy! I love how these are so healthy and allergy friendly and are just begging to be made! Great SRC pick!

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  • 3. Rebekah @ Making Miracles  |  January 27, 2014 at 7:26 am

    These look wonderful – definitely something we would enjoy at my house. Thanks for sharing and happy reveal day! :)

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  • 4. hapatite  |  January 27, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I’ve been playing around with healthy snack options — would love to try this!

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  • 5. Kelsey @ K&K Test Kitchen  |  January 27, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Yum! I love the sound of these cookies. Great (healthy) choice for SRC!

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  • 6. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel  |  January 27, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Yum! These look amazing… I love any excuse to have cookies for breakfast :)

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  • 7. sallybr  |  January 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Well, your description of “a mix between banana bread, baked oatmeal and a granola bar” had me dreaming…

    very nice choice to start the 2014 SRC cycle! Hope you are enjoying the reveal day!

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  • 8. Lindsay (life and kitchen)  |  January 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Oh yum. I can’t wait to try these!

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  • 9. Melissa  |  January 27, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Cookies for breakfast sounds good to me!! Awesome pick this month :)

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  • 10. Turnips 2 Tangerines  |  January 28, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Wonderful Recipe for cookies~Great SRC choice! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  • 11. April Tuell  |  January 29, 2014 at 4:03 am

    With a description of, ” A mix between banana bread, baked oatmeal and a granola bar all in one” you sure caught my attention. These sound so tasty! Great job this month!

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  • 12. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories  |  January 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    These look great and the photos are wonderful! Love the polka dot fabric too =)

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  • 13. Kirstin  |  January 30, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    These sound awesome and would be great and hearty to take on trips or maybe between soccer games.

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