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Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookies

Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookies | Well and Full | #vegan #hiking #recipe

I originally wrote this post in June of 2015, a year into my job in corporate finance and in the very infancy of Well and Full. Even though I had a stable job (albeit a stressful one), a great salary, and a group of friends nearby, I felt completely miserable. I was stuck in a cubicle, completely cut off from the outdoors. The light was fluorescent and the air was dry. And at that time I was struggling to find my passion and my purpose in life.

Three years later and I’m not sure how much I’ve “figured out”, but I certainly can see the difference in my happiness. I get to do what I love every day – create recipes, take photographs, and write. I’m madly in love with my boyfriend and I’m so excited that we get to live together. Things with my family are going well, and I have a great group of girlfriends who add so much to my life. It’s amazing what three years can do. I really struggled to get to where I am today, but all of it was worth it to have the life I have now :)

I’m stoked to re-share these trail mix cookies today, because I’m always looking for healthy plant-based snacks to take out on the trail. I kept the recipe the same, but added in some cinnamon (because who doesn’t love cinnamon) and rearranged the directions a bit so they’re easier to follow. I hope you love these cookies!

Buckwheat + Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookies | Well and Full | #vegan #recipeAlmond Butter Trail Mix Cookies | Well and Full | #vegan #hiking #recipe

Buckwheat + Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookies | Well and Full | #vegan #recipe

Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookies

These healthy, vegan trail mix cookies are slightly sweet and amazingly delicious, packed with nutrients for a long day on the trail! Adapted from Oh, Ladycakes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 Cookies

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Almonds

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Almond Butter I love Justin's brand in Vanilla
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbs Coconut Oil melted
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk and more if needed
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in all the dry ingredients.

  3. In a smaller bowl, add in all the wet ingredients. Microwave the wet ingredients for about 30-60 seconds, until the almond butter is stir-able. Mix very well until evenly combined.

  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing completely to combine. If the dough is too crumbly to mix, add in 1-2 tbs more of almond milk. However, do not exceed 2 tbs.

  5. On a tray lined with parchment paper, create 1 - 1 1/2-inch diameter cookie balls by hand or using an ice cream / cookie scoop. Flatten with hands into disks. Recipe should yield approx. 12-16 cookies.

  6. Bake in oven from 12-14 minutes, checking often at end to make sure they don't burn!

Almond Butter Trail Mix Cookies | Well and Full | #vegan #hiking #recipe

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    kristie {birch and wild}
    June 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I identify with this post so much. I love the long days full of sunshine, too. I am new to you blog, and what I have seen so far looks great. Love these cookies! Your photos are gorgeous.

    • Reply
      WellAndFull
      June 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you so much Kristie! :) I got so excited when I saw your comment, I aboslutely LOVE your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

  • Reply
    Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    June 8, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Yay for sunshine and spring and happiness! Bye bye SAD! And these cookies, so gorgeous and yummy looking/sounding <3

    • Reply
      WellAndFull
      June 8, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Jessie!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, seeing your comment made my day! But yes, thank goodness spring is here! :)

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    Sofia // From the Land we Live on
    June 10, 2015 at 11:52 am

    These cookies and your blog are lovely! I can totally relate on welcoming spring. As hard as I try to embrace/accept winter, 5pm darkness kills me. Cheers to a full season of sunshine ahead :)

    • Reply
      WellAndFull
      June 10, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      To you as well :)

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    april
    June 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    want to make these soon, they look perfect.

    • Reply
      Sarah
      June 27, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Thanks April!

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