Sometimes I’m craving a nice fluffy cookie and sometimes I’m craving a nutrient dense cookie that I can grab and go, which will tide me over until my next meal. I wanted to make these cookies taste 100% like trail mix but in an easy form to eat. Whenever I make trail mix, it goes stale because I just want a bit at a time, plus it’s kinda messy putting my dirty hands when I’m hiking or something in the bag. AND not to mention it’s hard to share trail mix because I’ll put my own dirty hands in my ziploc bag but do I really want everyone else’s hands in there? Don’t think so 🙂 .
These chewy trail mix cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan friendly and can be modified to fit your needs. For example, I used pumpkin seeds, almonds and pecans as my nut and seed mix but you could totally use peanuts, walnuts, hemp seeds etc. I’d recommend a mix of nuts and seeds to keep the texture chewy and different and that way you will have a variety of flavours and nutrients too!
Don’t forget though, these aren’t the kind of cookies you want to eat the whole batch of. They are highly concentrated with all the nuts and seeds so are great for a snack for kids and adults alike!
I can’t wait to see you try these chewy trail mix cookies! Please tag me @balancingandie on all socials. I LOVE seeing your creations. To never miss a post again, you can subscribe to my blog on your right hand panel and receive a FREE pdf too!
Chewy Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies (Dairy-free & Gluten-free)
Make sure to use certified gluten-free oats if required.
I don't recommend using flax eggs instead of eggs unless you are vegan. The cookies are harder to shape but it is possible. Just make them a bit smaller or you could add a bit more almond butter.
- 2 cups finely chopped nuts and seeds (I used pumpkin seeds, almonds & pecans)
- 1 cup gf oats (I used steel cut)
- 2/3 cup hazelnut or almond flour
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (more if you want them sweeter)
- 1 egg (or 2 flax eggs)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries (or other dried fruit, or chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Measure coconut oil when it's solid, then melt coconut oil in a pan or microwave, transfer to medium sized bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Using 1/4 cup measuring spoon, measure your cookie mixture and shape into a ball and flatten with hands to make a circle.
- Bake for about 14 minutes until firm in the center and lightly brown on the corners.
- Allow to cool slightly and transfer to wire rack to cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
4 Replies to “Chewy Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies (Dairy-free & Gluten-free)”
thank you for this recipe…they are wonderful…have made these several times…
Awe Bonnie that makes me SO happy!! Glad you love them. xo Andie
I’m allergic to coconut, what other oil do you recommend?
Just sub the coconut oil with more nut butter (whichever you prefer). Hope you enjoy!