February is National Snack Food Month as well as National Cherry Month so it’s fitting to post a recipe that honors both – Cherry Power Cookies.
These power cookies are packed with antioxidant rich tart cherries, oats, nuts and seeds. The tart cherries give each bite the perfect amount of sweet/sour contrast to the nuts and seeds. Cherry Power Cookies are the perfect snack for any trail ride.
Cherry Power Cookies
25 minutes – 10 minutes to prep and 15 to cook.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 ripe banana, mashed until smooth
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
- 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 1/2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until well combined. Form the mixture into disks either by hand or by using a biscuit cutter/circular cookie cutter and pressing the mixture firmly into the mold to form.
Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown around the edges and on the top.
Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheet.
Store in an airtight container.
Recipe & Photograph Courtesy: Running to the Kitchen