A great vegan snack for hiking, outdoor activities, or to beat the afternoon slump!
These vegan cookies are packed with healthy fats and fibre which make them a satisfying snack and also a great option to bring on hikes or other outdoor activities. They are just the right level of sweetness and can be enjoyed by all ages. I like taking a few along with me on outdoor adventures to share with friends on ski days or summer hikes.
Makes ~16-18 cookies
What You Need:
- 1 tablespoon ground flax mixed with 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1/4 cup nut butter of your choice
- 3 tablespoons of milk alternative (i.e. almond, soy or oat)
- 1/4 maple syrup
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 cup large flake rolled oats, blended into oat flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup blanched and sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
How to Make the Summit Cookies:
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Mix ground flax with water- leave for at least 5 minutes to gel
- Put 1 cup of large flake oats in a food processor and blend into fine flour.
- In a large bowl mix oat flour, whole wheat flour, rolled oats, sliced almonds, brown sugar, coconut, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda until combined
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flax and water mixture, nut butter, milk, maple syrup and vanilla, and milk until combined
- Mix wet and dry ingredients until combined
- Using your hands form the dough into balls and place on a baking sheet a few inches apart. The dough will be drier than typical cookie dough but should stick together when made into balls.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden brown on the bottom
- They are quite crumbly until cooled. Allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes
*Note: these cookies freeze well!
I hope you enjoy these plant-based cookies and can share them with friends and family on your next adventure.
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Thoughtful and empathetic are words often used to describe Courtney. She strives to create genuine connections with clients and works to create an inclusive space for all. She is passionate about working with individuals struggling with health issues, yo-yo dieting recovery, disordered eating and helping clients feel at peace with food and their bodies.