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Healthy-ish Trail Mix Cookies

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Trail Mix Cookies are delicious, moist, chewy oatmeal cookies with good-for-you ingredients like oats, coconut, and toasted almonds. It’s so good that they may, in fact, be a sub for breakfast!

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Why I Love These Trail Mix Cookies

Cookies are a staple in our house, especially in the pre-college days before our son enrolled in an out-of-state university. In finals, I asked him what treat I could send. His answer? “Healthy-ish cookies.”

“Like breakfast cookies?” I asked.

With a resounding yes and a request for lots of fruit, I went to work on this these Trail Mix Cookies. I knew they would ship well, would be filled with the trail mix goodies he loves… and have enough cookie flavor to keep him and his roommates happy.

And they did– and finals were spectacular!

Healthy-ish Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut and Toasted Almonds | 31Daily.com

What are Trail Mix Cookies?

It’s a variation of everyone’s favorite oatmeal cookie. Make it your own by adding dried fruit, nuts, and seeds of choice.

Perfect for sack lunches, picnics, 3:00 p.m. afternoon pick-me-ups, or even… college finals!

Ingredients for Trail Mix Cookies

You will find a complete list of ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is what you need to make these health-ish cookies:

  • Baking Ingredients: All-purpose flour, rolled oats (or quick oats), baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Sweetener: A combination of both brown sugar and granulated sugar
  • Butter: I use unsalted butter but salted butter works well too.
  • Eggs: for stability and texture
  • Spices: Ground cinnamon is the perfect complement to oats
  • Dried Fruit: I’m using raisins, but use your favorite dried fruit like cranberries, etc.
  • Other add-ins: Pepitas or pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, and toasted almonds.
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Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut and Toasted Almonds

Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies with Coconut and Toasted Almonds, a moist and chewy cookie that could, in fact, sub for a breakfast cookie.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 32 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins and/or dried fruit of choice
  • 1/2 cup pepitas/ pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a large bowl beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy and light. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats, raisins, pepitas, coconut, and toasted almonds.
  • Drop by scoops onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Cool on the sheet for a minute before transferring to a cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Trail Mix Cookies
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