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Trail Mix Cookies For A Healthy Snack


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These trail mix cookies are the perfect healthy snack – still a little sweet, a great healthy treat, and a delicious homemade recipe kids will love!

5 trail mix cookies on a white plate with title text reading Trail Mix Cookies

I personally love these homemade trail mix cookies – it’s a healthy cookie that kids will love for an afternoon snack! But if you have boys like mine… you’ll want to double or triple the recipe in order to get cookies yourself LOL!

Trail mix is one of our favorite healthy snack ideas but it can get boring sometimes so I like to mix things up with a healthy cookie recipe! It is yet to disappoint! I definitely recommend trying this recipe for your kiddos as a healthy afternoon snack!

Five Trail mix cookies arranged on a white plate

What is trail mix?

If you’re not familiar with the term “trail mix”, it’s a combination of nuts, dried fruits, and often times chocolate candies. It’s most commonly taken along during hikes and camping – but it makes a great healthy snack for kids too!

Is trail mix healthy?

When asking if trail mix is healthy… the general answer would be yes, but not always! The healthiest option is with just nuts and dried fruits but some added candy certainly won’t hurt anybody!

How healthy are oatmeal cookies?

It really depends how you define healthy – ha! Generally speaking, they’re a pretty healthy cookie… but they still contain roughly 50 calories each so they’re best eaten on occasion. That said – the are a source of protein, fiber, and calcium. So I guess the short answer is – it depends who you ask lol! For me personally … it’s good enough to call healthy!

What makes oatmeal cookies chewy?

Chewy oatmeal cookies from moisture – so make sure you trap all the wet ingredients with the dry ones! Baked at the right temperature, they will come out chewy, delicious, and perfect!!

Which oatmeal is best for cookies?

Simple answer: go for rolled oats for texture and cooking oats for a prettier cookie. Rolled oats are bigger pieces but give a cookie a nice texture, while cooking oats are more fine and make the cookie look pretty! I don’t recommend using instant oatmeal for cookies unless that is all you have. Which that does sometimes happen around here lol!

How to make trail mix cookies

To make these delicious trail mix cookies, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins

STEP 1: Gather ingredients

Before you get started, gather up all the ingredients to make a smoother baking process! Especially with lots of ingredients – it makes it a little less chaotic.

Ingredients for trail mix cookies on marble countertop

STEP 2: Prepare the batter

To get started, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then, add butter, brown sugar, and honey to a medium sized mixing bowl and beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, until creamy.

Note: do not bake on airbake cookie sheets as the cookies will not turn out – use standard cookie sheets.

Butter, brown sugar, and honey in a white mixing bowl with beaters above it

Then, add egg and vanilla; continue to beat until combined.

Egg and vanilla added to wet mixture in white mixing bowl

In another bowl, add the oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix together and then add to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

Oats added to wet ingredients in white mixing bowl mixing bowl with beaters above it

Next, add some cranberries, chocolate chips, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and raisins. Save a little of each to place on top of the cookies. Mix with a spoon until combined.

Trail mix added to cookie dough in white mixing bowl with additional trail mix ingredients next to it in glass bowls

STEP 3: Arrange cookies on a cookie sheet

With a 3-inch cookie scoop or spoon, scoop 8 cookies and place onto the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down to flatten slightly but not too much. Press in a few more pieces of trail mix ingredients for a prettier cookie.

trail mix cookie dough balls on baking sheet next to a cookie scoop and glass bowls of more trail mix ingredients

STEP 4: Bake and enjoy cookies

Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the middle is still soft. Take out and let them sit on the cookie sheet to cool. Enjoy!

Fresh baked trail mix cookies on white baking sheet

Trail mix cookie recipe

If you’re ready to make your own delicious healthy trail mix cookies, just follow the recipe below!

Trail mix cookies arranged on a plate

Trail Mix Cookies

These trail mix cookies are the perfect healthy snack - still a little sweet, a great healthy treat, and a delicious homemade recipe kids will love!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert (Cookies)
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 721 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Instructions
 

  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the middle is still soft. Take out and let them sit on the cookie sheet to cool. Enjoy!
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add butter, brown sugar, and honey; beat on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue to beat until well combined.
  • In another bowl, add oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix together and then add to wet ingredients unitl combined.
  • Next, add cranberries, chocolate chips, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and raisins. Reserve some to place on top of the cookies for a prettier look. (optional) Mix with a spoon until combined.
  • Using a 3-inch cookie scoop or spoon, arrange 8 cookies onto the cookie sheet and press down to flatten slightly. Press in a few more pieces of trail mix ingredients.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are golden brown with a soft center. Take them out and let them sit on the cookie sheet to cool. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Do not bake on airbake cookie sheets as the cookies will not turn out – use standard cookie sheets.

Nutrition

Calories: 721kcalCarbohydrates: 98gProtein: 11gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 385mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 6gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 794IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 4mg
Keyword acorn cookies, trail mix cookies
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