Trail Mix Cookies

I made a batch of these last night, without the chocolate chips. (I needed those for my birthday cheesecake. No scrimping there.) But since these are supposed to be a little healthy, I figured it was ok. FishBoys didn’t agree. Chocolate is necessary, they say. Well, they’ll live.

Enjoy!

1 c. canola oil
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. white flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 c. rolled quick oats
1 c. trail mix (cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, nuts, pepitas)
1/4 c. dark chocolate chips

In large mixing bowl, combine oil and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flours, salt, soda, and oats. Then, add the trail mix and chocolate chips. Drop onto cookie sheet or silpat mat and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Place baked and cooled cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Here is a similar recipe that is a little “healthier.”

2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
3/4 c. canola oil
3/4 c. ground flax seed meal
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. white flour
1/4 c. wheat bran
1/4 c. wheat germ
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
2 c. rolled oats
1 c. trail mix (cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, pepitas)
1/4 c. dark chocolate chips

I mixed this in the Kitchen Aid, combining the eggs, vanilla, and oil first, then adding the flax and sugars. When that was well blended, I added the flour, wheat bran, wheat germ, salt, soda, and oats. Then, the trail mix and chocolate chips. I made large cookies: about 9 per cookie sheet. The total recipe yielded about 20. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes.

Place baked and cooled cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Comments

  1. I am going to have to try those. They look healthier than most and I am trying to cook with more whole grains.

  2. I was wanting to make something today but did not know what. When I saw these on your blog this afternoon I knew I wanted to try them. I made them and posted a picture on my blog tonight and linked back to your recipe. We thought they were very good. I just wanted to let you know. Thanks!

  3. FishMama says:

    Lynn, thanks for trying it! Like I said on your blog, I do have a leaner, healthier version of the same…less oil, less sugar, and flax seed meal. I’ll have to post it for you.

  4. I would love to see the leaner version. I was thinking I could probably mess with it a litte but I try to follow directions the first time I make something then I change it later. I don’t think it is fair to say you don’t like a recipe if you didn’t follow directions. So I did it just as you said. I would really like to see the other version. If you don’t post it maybe you could email it to me. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. Thanks for the healthier version. I will have to give it a try!

  6. Just wondering if you have the nutrient value of this scrumptious sounding cookie. Calories, fat, protein thank you

  7. these sound delicious they are chocked full of so much I love cookies like this

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