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N'Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on 29 Jan 2012 by maisha (posted in: blogs)

This morning I ran 6.5 k. Non-stop in 44 minutes. That's at an average pace of about 8.9 k/h, which for me is something to be proud of! I used to be all about speed and time. I used to get pretty competitive when it came to running and I sort of lost sight of why I started running in the first place. Which was for FUN! Now I run at a pace that my body allows me to. One that doesn't make my permanent knee injury hurt more, or my feet sore. A pace that makes me feel good and happy ^^ And this morning my body felt like I could pull off 6.5 k, so I did. I think most of it was thanks to my pre-run breakfast:

One of these guys + 1 boiled egg + 1 date stuffed with pumpkin/sunflower seed butter = ENERGY!

I modified the original recipe quite a bit to create a cookie with less fat and sugar. Even though coconut oil is considered a very healthy and clean oil, it's still fat. By using a pureed banana I was able to lean out these cookies and add natural sweetness.

N'Oatmeal Cookies (makes 12)
Nutritional info per cookie (based on 12 cookies total):

Ingredients


    Dry
  • 200 g (2 c) almond meal
  • 50 g (1/2 c) ground flax seed
  • 62 g (1/2 c) raw pumpkin seeds
  • 61 g (1/2 c) raw sunflower seeds
  • 60 g (1/2 c) dried cranberries
  • 36 g (1/2 c) dried shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp (6-7 g) stevia baking blend
  • 1 tsp baking soda
    Wet
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 pureed banana
  • 18 g coconut oil (about 1.5 tbsp melted)
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract



Method


  1. Blend wet ingredients together in a blender.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Add wet to dry and stir to incorporate.
  4. Drop tablespoonfuls (1 tbsp is roughly 1 cookie) of cookie batter on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake until browned and fragrant.

 

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