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Wholesome Cookie Delights

Wholesome Cookie Delights: Oatmeal Carob and Super Food Crunch Cookie Recipes

wholesome cookie delights

Hello everyone! October is not only National Dessert Month, but it's also National Cookie Month. Since the holiday season is just getting started, I'll be sharing a lot of new cookie favorites and some of my all-time favorite cookie recipes from the Raw-Riffic Food blog archives. Here at Plant Based Flex, it's all about healthy sweet treats. Today, I'm excited to share two fantastic cookie recipes from the archives, both packed with wholesome ingredients and delightful flavors.

These delightful cookies are not only a delicious treat but also packed with healthy benefits from their nutritious ingredients. For example, the oatmeal in the Oatmeal Carob Cookies provides fiber and sustained energy, while the Super Food Crunch Cookies are loaded with almonds, goji berries, and raw cacao nibs, offering antioxidants and essential nutrients.

Oatmeal Carob Cookies Recipe:


  • 1 cup raw oats

  • 3 tablespoons raw oats (reserved)

  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts

  • ¼ cup raw carob powder

  • 1 tablespoon mesquite powder

  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon non-alcoholic organic vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup well-packed pitted dates

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar


  1. Using a food processor, combine 1 cup of raw oats with the hazelnuts, carob powder, mesquite powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well.

  2. Add the pitted dates and vanilla. Continue mixing until the mixture becomes crumbly and sticky.

  3. Slowly drizzle in the agave nectar while the food processor is running. Stop when the mixture resembles cookie dough.

  4. You can shape this dough into round balls or flatten each piece to create traditional cookie shapes. Alternatively, roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.

  5. While these cookies don't require refrigeration, it's a good idea during hot summer months to prevent them from becoming too soft. Enjoy these amazing cookies – they tend to disappear quickly!

Oatmeal Carob Cookies (Per Serving, assuming 12 servings):
  • Calories: 170

  • Total Fat: 8g

    • Saturated Fat: 1g

    • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g

    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g

  • Sodium: 100mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 24g

    • Dietary Fiber: 4g

    • Sugars: 14g

  • Protein: 4g

Healthy Benefits of Ingredients in Oatmeal Carob Cookies:
  1. Oats: Rich in fiber, oats can help lower cholesterol levels and stabilize blood sugar, making them heart-healthy.

  2. Hazelnuts: High in healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, hazelnuts contribute to heart health and provide a good source of antioxidants.

  3. Carob Powder: A caffeine-free alternative to cocoa, carob is a good source of fiber and antioxidants. It's also naturally sweet and low in fat.

  4. Mesquite Powder: Mesquite powder is rich in protein, fiber, and essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It has a sweet, caramel-like flavor.

  5. Dates: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, dates are a natural sweetener that provides sustained energy.

  6. Agave Nectar: A low-glycemic sweetener, agave nectar is a better alternative to refined sugar, providing sweetness without rapid blood sugar spikes.

Super Food Crunch Cookies Recipe:


  • ½ cup raw almond butter

  • 2 ½ tablespoons agave nectar

  • 2 tablespoons non-alcoholic organic vanilla extract

  • 2 cups raw almond meal

  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

  • ¼ cup sliced raw almonds

  • ¼ cup goji berries

  • ¼ cup raw cacao nibs

  • 1 tablespoon shredded dried coconut


  1. Combine almond butter, vanilla, salt, and almond meal in a food processor. Mix until well combined.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a dough forms.

  3. Remove the dough from the processor and shape it into balls or flatten it to create round cookie shapes. You can also use cookie cutters for various shapes.

  4. These cookies store best in the refrigerator, although it's not necessary. For a crispier texture, you can even dry them slightly in a food dehydrator.

Super Food Crunch Cookies (Per Serving, assuming 12 servings):
  • Calories: 190

  • Total Fat: 14g

    • Saturated Fat: 1g

    • Monounsaturated Fat: 7g

    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g

  • Sodium: 90mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g

    • Dietary Fiber: 4g

    • Sugars: 4g

  • Protein: 6g

Healthy Benefits of Ingredients in Super Food Crunch Cookies:
  1. Almond Butter: A rich source of healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E, almond butter promotes heart health and provides energy.

  2. Almond Meal: High in protein and healthy fats, almond meal adds a nutty flavor and contributes to the overall nutrition of the cookies.

  3. Goji Berries: These small but mighty berries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, known for their immune-boosting properties.

  4. Raw Cacao Nibs: Cacao nibs are a natural source of antioxidants, fiber, and essential minerals like magnesium and iron. They offer a mild chocolate flavor.

  5. Dried Coconut: Coconut adds flavor and healthy fats to the cookies, providing medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) for energy.

Both of these cookie recipes offer a balance of macronutrients, contain ingredients with various health benefits, and are relatively low in added sugars. They make for delightful treats that can be enjoyed guilt-free, especially when considering the nutritional value of their wholesome components. Enjoy these cookies as a healthier alternative to traditional sweets!

For serving suggestions, these cookies are perfect for sharing during gatherings, as gifts, or as a delightful snack any time of the day. Don't hesitate to get creative with shapes and presentation!

For storage options, you can store these cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator to extend their shelf life, or simply enjoy them fresh. Either way, they're sure to be a hit with your taste buds and a healthier option for your sweet cravings. Enjoy "not" baking and indulging in these scrumptious treats!

Disclaimer: These recipes and content are for informational purposes only. Consult a healthcare professional for dietary advice. Nutritional values may vary, so calculate them for accuracy. Be cautious of allergens and ingredient substitutions. The author and Plant Based Flex are not responsible for any adverse effects. Enjoy these recipes responsibly and in line with your dietary needs.

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