No-Bake Herbal Cookie Nuggets
1 cup organic old-fashioned Oats
2/3 cup organic Coconut flakes – either raw or toasted*
½ cup organic Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Peanut Butter, Filbert Butter, or other nut butter of choice (preferably raw)
½ cup organic Flax Meal or whole Flax seeds**
1/3 cup organic raw local Honey (substitute Agave Nectar for a vegan option)
1-2 tablespoons organic Barberries
1 tablespoon organic Cacao Nibs
1-2 tablespoons organic Hemp Seeds
1-2 tablespoons organic Chia Seeds
1 tsp organic Vanilla Extract (make your own!)
Dash of organic Cinnamon powder
Pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until completely mixed. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for approximately 30 minutes. Once chilled, scoop the batter out and press into balls. The size is up to you, mine were approximately an inch in diameter which made 16 cookies. If the dough is too crumbly to stick together, simply add a little extra honey or nut butter. If desired, the balls may be rolled in Coconut flakes or Cacao powder to coat them. Keep your herbal cookie nuggets stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where they’ll keep for approximately one week.
Other additions: organic Maca powder, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Vanilla Bean powder, Lycii/Goji berries, Carob powder, Cacao powder, Astragalus root powder, Spirulina powder, Chlorella powder, Bee pollen, Red Alaea Salt, powdered Ginger root, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, cashews, or anything else you wish to add.
*Toasting Coconut: Toasting coconut enhances the flavor, and I’ve also found that it makes these no-bake cookies less oily. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread Coconut flakes in a thin layer on a baking sheet, and toast for approximately 5-10 minutes. Watch closely and stir frequently so the Coconut flakes are toasted evenly and do not burn. Remove from the oven as soon as they are golden brown. Allow to cool to room temperature and then incorporate into the recipe.
**Prepare whole Flax seeds by grinding in a coffee grinder, Vita-mix blender, or other grinder until coarsely powdered.
These delicious nuggets are a perfect snack whether adventuring in the outdoors, gardening, bicycling around town, or working in the office. They’ll satisfy your sweet cravings and children love them too.
Try crumbling a few over organic yogurt with fresh fruit in the morning or atop sliced peaches with a light drizzle of organic maple syrup or herbal infused honey for dessert. You can completely customize it and add whichever nut butter, dried fruit, or other ingredients you have on hand.