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Nut Butter Chia Seed Whole Grain Cookies (Peanut-Free, Egg-Free & Vegan)

October 10, 2013 by Melanie Zook

Fiber, omega-3s, protein, and antioxidants all disguised as an easy-to-make cookie?  Yes, please.  Inspired by the Meal Makeover Moms, I set out to make a snack for my kids AND me that was just that.  What resulted was an energy- and nutrient-packed bit of nut-buttery, chocolate-y deliciousness.  Enjoy!




Try replacing all of the butter with ½ cup pureed pumpkin + ¼ cup organic (so non-GMO) canola oil. While I’m not against butter, a little extra vitamin A + fiber (+ omega-3s from the canola oil) gives them a nutrient-rich boost. I needed to add a bit more whole wheat flour (about ½ cup), but they turned out great. There was a slight pumpkin flavor, but it combined well with the oatmeal, walnuts & chocolate.

You could omit the white sugar, especially if using applesauce & pureed pumpkin, and adding dried fruit.

And/or skip the chocolate altogether (gasp!) and substitute a mix of dried cranberries, raisins & golden raisins.

If you give these a try, and find an additional way to tweak them to make them healthier, boost their nutrition, etc., do tell!