Saturday, July 18, 2009

Energy Cookies


I love cookies so I was happy to discover this healthier version of a cookie. One that's yummy, and that I can eat frequently and still feel like I'm nourishing my body! As the name implies, I think these are great to have on hand for an energy boost. Which is exactly how I used them while studying for my finals (yes I made these a while ago)! I love that they pack so much good stuff in them (sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax, raisins, spelt flour). I thought they would be cakey but they were more soft and dense. And tasted kind of peanut butter-y, even though there's no peanut butter. Maybe from the hemp seeds? And they freeze well.


I looooooooove this picture of Abby. I put the wok under our bed (because our kitchen and pantry are already stuffed!) and Abby discovered it. I found her curled up in there, so then I dragged the wok out to the living room (with her in it) so I could take pictures of her adorableness.


If this sounds good, you might also like:
Sunny Jungle Bars
Whole Wheat Orange Spice Muffins
Applesauce-Oat Bran Muffins
Pumpkin Pecan Raisin Muffins

Energy Cookies
Adapted from Vive le Vegan!

Makes 10-12 cookies.

3/4 cup + 1 tbsp light spelt flour (90 g)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup hemp seed nuts
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp flax meal
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tbsp non-dairy milk
1 tsp blackstrap molasses
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp canola oil

Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients except the flax meal, mixing well. In another bowl, combine the flax meal with the maple syrup and milk, and stir through. Add the molasses, vanilla, and canola oil and stir through. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir through until well combined. Drop spoonfuls of the batter (about 2 tbsp each) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten a little and bake for 13-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 1 minute on sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack.

28 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Delicious cookies and cuuuuuuute Abby!! :-D

Kiersten said...

Those sound yummy! I love healthier cookie recipes. The "super charge me" cookies from Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan are my favorites. (http://vivelevegan.blogspot.com/2009/04/recipe-post-super-charge-me-cookies.html)

sweetkaroline said...

lol super sweet kitty picture!

Deborah said...

The cookies sound delicious, and the picture with Abby is too cute!!

Helene said...

It's nice to have healthy cookies for a change. That cat is so cute!

Vegetation said...

Fantastic cookies!!!

And how is it our kitties manage to find things that look terribly uncomfortable....well comfortable?!?! That's so cute!

Jacqueline said...

That is a hilarious photo of yoour cat! And it's not just the predicament she got herself into, it is the look on her face. Brilliant! I cannot believe she stayed in the wok while you dragged it through to the living room!

The cookies look great, but I am afraid I will remember the post because of your cat :)

Katrina said...

LOVE the wok kitty pic!

Yummy cookies!

Grace said...

watching my new kitties wedge themselves into the strangest places, i fully appreciate that picture of abby--she's a doll!
great cookies, of course. i don't think i know what hemp seeds taste like, but i'm surely willing to try!

Johanna said...

looks like yummy goodness - and that pic of abby is so cute - looks like she is ready for cooking :-)

Ricki said...

Loving that spelt!! ;)

Racheli said...

OMG that cat is adorable!!!!

the cookies look great too :-)

CookiePie said...

Cookies as heslth food - yay!!! :) And that pic of your cat is hysterical!

The Food Librarian said...

Great looking cookies - with lots of good stuff inside. And such an adorable kitty!!!!

Pam said...

Love the photo of your kitty - the energy cookies look great.

Teanna said...

I'm not one to pass up a cookie, especially a healthy one! Great recipe!

Melle Marion said...

They seems very delicious!

Maria said...

I am always up for a new cookie! Love the kitty photo too:)

kickpleat said...

These cookies look super good! I'm always nervous baking with something other than flour. Glad they turned out so well!

Rose&Thorn said...

We hike a lot, so it is really handy to have a cookie like this I can bake and take along for an energy burst. Thanks!

Chef Fresco said...

We (or I) love healthy recipe. And these look so amazing!

Hannah said...

How fantastic, I love healthy-crunchy treats like this that are easy to grab and go for some quick energy!

buffmuffy said...

I love this cat picture :) SO ADORABLE!
-muffy

Steph said...

That is such a cute picture of abby. Cookies are the best for studying.. they give you a much needed break when you're tired and want to bake and they're delicious! These have an added nutritional bonus too. When I study, I tend to live off chocolate.. so bad because I'm talking bars of it!

Cait (Cait's Plate) said...

I'm totally loving this blog! I have to try these cookies ASAP :)

You're definitely going on my blogroll!

lengslog said...

OMG Abby is the cutest!! I like how she gives the innocent face. haha.

Jamie Walker said...

MMMMM....these looks really delicious! :) I love making healthy cookies, and am obsessed with hemp seeds! I'm going to have to try this recipe.

clumsyraine said...

I saw this pic of Abby on a website and remembered it from way back when. I didn't see you credited so I wanted to make sure you knew they had it!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/samir/cats-who-have-found-that-perfect-place-to-relax