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Healthy Paleo Granola Cookies – ‘Super’ Cookies For Your Body

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Cookies.

Who does not like cookies?

What if I tell you that there is a recipe for ‘super’ cookies.

The cookies, that will not be just tasty and healthy but will fill you with energy and all necessary nutrients and minerals.

Let me introduce you to the healthy Paleo granola cookies.

So how are these cookies different from ordinary granola bars that are advertised as a healthy snack too?

Well, if you read the label on these granola bars, most of them contain sugar, wheat, and some other ‘goodies’ that are not beneficial to our health.

On the other hand, the healthy granola cookies are grain free, dairy free and low carb.

This recipe is suitable not only for the paleo diet but also for other low carb diets.

Searching For a Snack?

Healthy Granola CookiesDoes your inner voice talk to you to go and grab something especially when you are bored, or may be stressed or for some other reason, even though you ate like an hour ago and should not be hungry?

For some reason, a lot of us struggle with that inner voice, especially when we start a diet.

The problem is not even with the inner voice itself but with us wanting to grab something that we know we should not have.

Whenever you reach after the junk food have you ever had a thought that it would be a just one-time thing and tomorrow would be another day?

And we all come to the point that one-time thing transfers to the next day and so on and so forth.

So basically once we start cheating during the diet it is hard to go back on track.

Now, what if you have a cheat meal that will not only satisfy your reaching-for-a-snack inner voice but will also provide you with maximum health benefits?

Granola cookies contain a lot of seeds and nuts that are able to satisfy your hunger cravings and add energy.

Great Boost For Before And After Exercises

If you go to the gym or do exercises at home you probably know that it is recommended to eat a complete meal containing protein, carbs and fat 2-3 hours before your workout.

But sometimes you just do not have that option.

Healthy granola cookies will work great as a pre-workout meal as it contains all 3 recommended macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats).

Grab a couple at least 30 minutes prior to your workout to boost yourself with energy.

Also, you will get the best result out of your workout if you eat something containing protein and carbs right after your workout.

After intensive exercises, your body needs to recover your muscle protein and rebuild its glycogen stores.

Eating the mix of protein and carbs will help your body to get it done faster.

Granola cookies contain all you need to help your body to recover muscles and get fit faster!

A Ton Of Healthy Benefits In Just One Cookie

Granola cookies are loaded with nuts and seeds that will not only help you satisfy your hunger or prepare and recover your muscles but will also add nutrients, minerals, and vitamins to your body, for example:

Almond meal

Almonds contain over 20 essential nutrients including the natural antioxidant, Healthy Granola CookiesVitamin E, fiber, heart-friendly fatty acids and protein, smaller amounts of Vitamin B and minerals.

It helps prevent certain types of cancer, helps in weight loss, keeps your heart strong, helps build strong teeth and bones, may slow the process of Alzheimer’s.

Coconut oil

It contains Iron, Vitamin C, Calcium etc.

Consuming coconut oil can help with the weight loss, boost your immunity, may give an athletic boost, contains beneficial iron and fiber, make your hair shine.

Flaxseed

It is rich in Omega-3 (938% of the daily norm in just a 100g!), Thiamine, Vitamin E, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese.

The flaxseed helps reduce inflammation in the body, normalize blood sugar level, reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, helps maintain healthy skin and bones.

Sunflower seed

It contains Vitamin E, copper, Vitamins B (thiamine, phosphorus, selenium).

The sunflower seed reduces the risk of heart disease, helps support thyroid function, reduces the risk of cancer, helps prevent osteoporosis, bone loss and muscle cramps, balance blood sugar levels, helps maintain skin health.

Pumpkin seed

It is rich in Vitamin E, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc.

Pumpkin seed reduces the risk of heart disease, reduces the risk of cancer, helps control blood pressure, regulate blood sugar levels, helps maintain healthy bones, improve sleep.

Hemp seed

It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats, Manganese, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc.

Hemp seed reduces arthritis and joint pain helps with the weight loss, improves digestive health, helps maintain healthy hair, skin, and nails, improve heart health, prevents cancer.

Customize Add-Ons Based on Your Taste

The beauty of this recipe is that you can customize these cookies based on your preferences by adding or removing some add-ons.

You can also use whatever seeds you have in your pantry and play with different ingredients and find your way to make this recipe perfect for you.

Use the recipe provided below as a template.

Play around with the ingredients and find your perfect healthy granola cookies!

Healthy Paleo Granola Cookies Recipe

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This healthy granola cookies recipe is grain free, dairy free, low carb and suitable for paleo and low carb diets. You can customize your granola cookies by switching add-ons based on your taste preferences.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 185 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

Main ingredients:

  • 2 cups of almond meal
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 0.5 cups of coconut oil melted
  • 0.5 cups of maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt

Add-ons:

  • 0.5 cups of milled flaxseed
  • 0.5 cups of sunflower seeds roasted
  • 0.5 cups of pumpkin seeds roasted
  • 0.5 cups of shelled hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F (165C)
  2. In a small bowl beat the eggs with maple syrup. Add coconut oil to the mixture
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  3. In a medium bowl mix the almond meal, baking powder, and cinnamon
  4. Add wet mixture to the dry one and combine well
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  5. Add add-ons ingredients and combine well
  6. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, form little balls with a teaspoon or ice cream spoon. Press the balls with your fingers to form the form of the cookies
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  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
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  8. Allow cookies to cool and serve
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Recipe Notes

Tip: dip teaspoon and your hands into cold water so the dough will not stick to your hands.


Enjoy!

 

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Hi Anna,

Great post! I love all the ingredients. Definitely going to give this recipe a shot. Well…I will share it with my partner as she is the best cook for this kind of stuff haha! I have a healthy website too and love yours. I do love the paleo diet but I am trying to give up red meat for 12 months. Going ok so far.

I seriously feel like some of these cookies now haha! Going to explore more of your website. Keep up the great work,

Kev
ps I love the recipe rating below too! 🙂

Melissa
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Thank you, these look fabulous and I’m going to give them a go. I could have done with having these around earlier today when I went for the strawberry Lindt balls!

I have all of the ingredients but don’t have hemp seeds, and I’ve never seen them in the shops. Although it may be a case of me simply not noticing them. Do you have anywhere you recommend that sells them?

Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing more recipes from you. I’m glad I found your site.

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