I was sitting on my couch reading a book at way too early of an hour yesterday morning and got hungry. I opened the refrigerator and stared into it like most and thought about how there was nothing in there I wanted to eat.
For breakfast, I am usually a protein junky. I love my fresh duck eggs or a nice turkey sausage to go along with my hot coffee.
However, yesterday morning I wanted a cookie, not a chocolate chip cookie but some kind of granola-y type cookie. I also wanted it to be simple and quick. Within 30 minutes I was eating this cookie and back to reading my book…
“What She Left Behind” by Ellen Marie Wiseman (if you were wondering).
This cookie is only slightly sweet and has a bit of a muffin texture. Very hearty and sustaining for my morning tasks of trimming shrubs and cleaning out the garage. It would be great to take along on a hike as well for a quick carb boost!
makes about 16
1 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 c. coconut sugar (brown sugar would work too)
1 c. oats
1/2 c. shredded coconut
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1 c. white whole wheat flour (all-purpose would work too)
1 1/2 t. baking spice (or pumpkin pie spice)
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. I simply tossed all of these ingredients into the bowl (in no particular order) of my stand mixer and mixed just until combined and then scooped the batter out onto a baking sheet lined with a silicon mat. You don’t have to space the cookies out too far because they don’t spread much. Each scoop was about 2 tablespoons.
Bake for 6 minutes, slightly press down with a spatula to flatten a bit and back for an additional 6 minutes. Cool and store in a storage container for several days. They could certainly be frozen for longer storage as well. Store them in small ziplocs and toss in your backpack and by the time you need a snack they would be thawed and ready to eat!
For some unknown reason I like taking pictures of the things I bake after a bite has been taken out of it!June 14, 2015
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