Beet and Walnut Energy Cookies

A healthy cookie recipe sweetened only with honey and loaded with energy filled ingredients like beets, walnuts, raisins, and ginger. These little cookies are great to take on hikes, long runs, and any summer outdoor activity.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Sugar Free
Servings 15 -20 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup shredded beets lightly packed (1 large beet or 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts toasted
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set out a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  • Peel and grate the beets on the smallest grate. Set aside.
  • Toast the walnuts  in a small baking dish for 8 minutes, then set aside.
  • Mix together all of the dry ingredients - flax seeds through cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients - coconut oil through vanilla.
  • Use a spatula or wooden spoon to combine wet ingredients and dry. Stir in beets, walnuts, raisins and fresh ginger. Spoon out into 1-3 tablespoon sized cookies (depending on if you want smaller bite size cookies or larger ones). You don't need to space them out very much because they won't spread. Press each ball down slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake for 12-16 minutes depending on the size of the cookies.

Notes

Shredded beets can be substituted with carrots.
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