Super Nutritious Chocolate Chip Cookies {The Perfect pre-run snack cookie}

vegan chocolate chip healthy cookie

As I sit here unable to skate-ski, run or anything because of my stupid concussion from my fall.. I figured I would share this recipe with you today!

The first thing you should know is that this is the healthiest treat recipe that I have created yet.

I was inspired to do so because we have realized that we really really want a treat as an afternoon snack - basically every day.. before our afternoon workout or just between lunch and dinner. 

It is nice to have a treat but it is even nicer if that treat is actually a nutrient dense health boosting food disguised as a treat… and so this creation was born!

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I messed around for a while making things out of green sweet peas, frozen is my favorite but canned green sweet peas work too. It just blows my mind that green peas can be used in the place of refined flours in baked goods, and so I have just been trying so many different combinations to come up with the perfect cookie.

I have written the recipe in a way that you can substitute ingredients depending on what you have in your kitchen, what you can find in the store or just what you like most. I have tried all the combinations and they are all good, so don't worry about that.

BLENT OR PROCESS THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS TOGETHER:

  • 3 cups of either one or a combination of: (green peas, cooked sweet potatoes, cooked butternut squash)
  • 3 Bananas, very ripe
  • 1 Sweet apple or 2 more bananas
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • Optional to add dates to sweeten, if you do add up to 2 cups chopped dates (sometimes I use them, sometimes I do not and they are still amazing just less sweet).
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Once that is roughly blended together it should look like some radioactive green mixture..  

Now add: 

  • 1 cup cocoa powder, blend until it turns brown!

Then transfer to a big bowl if you are using a blender or if you are using a food processor you can keep it in there.

 Add in / mix in the following:

  • 3 cups rolled oats or puffed cereal (or a combination of the two. Also to make it grain free you can use shredded coconut and almond flour here)

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, crushed walnuts, chopped almonds or whatever nut/seed you like (we use Skout Backcountry Pumpkin Seeds)

  • 1/2 - 1 cup mini or regular sized dark chocolate chips (we like mini ones, you can add more if you really want to sweeten them up)  If you really did not want to use any refined sugar even in the chocolate chips then try using craisins, raisins or cacao nibs in the place of the chocolate chips.

The mixture will be really gooey and sticky kinda like brownie batter mixed with what you think of cookie batter, that is ok, it doesn't matter and every time i make these they are a little different

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  • Preheat the oven to 350F while you create cookie sized balls on a nonstick cookie sheet or on a sheet with parchment paper. Again, the size is up to you, we like to make them smaller so they are a snack size, as they are really filling!
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until the outsides of the cookies become a little more solid.
    • They will not cook all the way through so don't worry if when you pull them out after 30 minutes they are still soft, allow them to cool down and they will become more solid.
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Keep in the refrigerator because they have so many fresh ingredients they are not your normal shelf stable crap filled cookie!

Enjoy anytime, and have fun sharing them with friends without telling them what is in them!

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