penny’s energy cookies

I’ve been having weird energy slumps and feeling sluggish these past few weeks so I decided to give my diet an overhaul. But you all know by now that I have an undying love affair with cookies. So cutting out refined carbs and white sugar made me a very sad girl. Until I rifled through my old collection of recipes and stumbled upon this gem of a cookie recipe from my natural nutrition days. Did you know that? I spent four months studying to be a natural nutritionist? True story. Which is maybe why when I’m feeling ugh I immediately blame what I’ve been eating.

This energy cookie recipe comes from my nutrition instructor Penny Ormsbee-Cossey who is a vivacious, lovely, wealth of knowledge who can help you with most any health imbalances you may be experiencing. She writes on her website good health starts in the grocery cart and I give a hearty three cheers! to that. And to these cookies too!


2 ¼ cups rolled oats

2 cups spelt flour (I used rice flour)

1 cup sunflower seeds

¼ cup pumpkin seeds

½ cup unsweetened coconuts

¼ cup flax seeds (I used ground flaxseed meal)

¾ cup sucanat (cane sugar)

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tbsp salt

½ cup chocolate chips or carob chips (I use dark chocolate chips!)

1 cup raisins

¼ cup water

¼ cup molassess

¾ cup organic canola oil (I used organic applesauce)

1 cup milk (I used skim)

Mix everything together and bake at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes (15 for me). Makes 24 cookies (I made them tiny and got 60).



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  • April 27, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    Elise - Yum! My Friday night just got cookie’er.ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2012 - 10:36 pm

    stace - i want those bowls….okay and the cookies too!
    (i love me some hidden pumpkin seeds!)ReplyCancel