Crunch with a Punch Cookies

Hi guys...

Yeah, hi guys.  Today I have a recipe for you for super tasty chocolate-pecan-coconut cookies that will aid you in your digestive adventures.  Enjoy!

Crunch with a Punch Cookies:
Vegan, Soy Free, Gluten Free*
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup oats 
  • 1/3 cup vegan semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 ripe banana

Directions:  Toast your pecans at 325 degrees in the oven for 10 minutes.  While you're waiting, go ahead and grind 1 cup and 1 tbsp of oats into a flour and mix with chia seeds, coconut, a pinch of sea salt, baking soda, and however much cinnamon you can handle.  In a separate bowl, mix honey with a half of a mashed ripe banana, some extracts, maybe a food coloring if you're feeling adventurous.  Remove pecans when toasty and fragrant, chop, and mix with other dry ingredients.  Stir in more oats and some chocolate chips.  Add wet to dry and mix and mix and mix until the mixture is nicely mixed.  Form into cookies on a lined baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes at 350, remove when cooked through, and let cool for 5 minutes.  Makes: 12-15 cookies.

The best part is trying to make super artsy cookie shapes-
No, the best part is smelling toasty pecans-
Nooooooo, the best part is legit eating these cookies.

The worst part is like twenty minutes after eating the cookies, but then five minutes after that is a pretty nice relaxed and relieved part.

So I forgot to blog this summer because it was a very busy time.  There's no way to explain how good summer was or how fast it went by.  I went to Iowa, the DMV, Crate and Barrel, Alabama, the DMV again, lots of farms, Costa Rica, a Zumba class, the beach...  Too many places, not enough cookies.


Summer is a really great time to relax and "choose your own adventure" as my dad would say.  Little journeys on the Marta and impromptu tea parties and detours through the woods and Bean Towns made the summer more than two months of no homework (well, not that much homework).  Summer was two months of being a kid- plus a license, a tiny bit more freedom, and a means of getting the stuff (lemon pomegranate green tea).

I can't believe it's over.

What did you do this summer?

Have a lovely week (or seven months)!


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