Trail Mix Cookies

Submitted by Anna Pippin, MSHN

These naturally gluten free, dairy free, and nut free cookies are so delicious and hearty! The perfect mid-morning snack or a great pick me up on the trail! Loaded with wholesome ingredients like sun butter, oatmeal, flax seed, raisins, pumpkin seeds, coconut, maple syrup, and a sprinkle of chocolate chips! These are quick and easy to put together and are going to be your new favorite cookie!


  • 1 cup sun butter
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed
  • 6 tbsp of water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (note: you may end up needing a second baking sheet).
  2. Mix the ground flaxseed with the water in a small bowl and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add all of the remaining ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.
  4. After the 15 minutes is over, stir the flax and water mixture and then add it to the remaining ingredients in your bowl and mix to combine.
  5. Scoop out the dough into generous tablespoon-sized portions, leaving a little room between each cookie. Use your hands to shape the dough and slightly flatten the dough (but not too much).
  6. Bake for  approx. 12 minutes, until cookies are set. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before enjoying.

Note: sometimes sunflower butter turns green when baked- if this happens don’t worry! It’s natural and nothing to be worried about!

Nutrition Facts
Servings 20.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12 g 19 %
Saturated Fat 4 g 21 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 104 mg 4 %
Potassium 40 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 20 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 13 %
Sugars 11 g
Protein 6 g 11 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 7 %
Iron 8 %

Recipe adapted from:

Recipe available at Anna’s website:


Anna Pippin, MSHN
Anna Pippin, MSHNOwner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.
Anna lives in Lyme and is the owner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.. She received a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition from American College of Healthcare Sciences and she holds a Certificate of Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center of Nutrition Studies and eCornell. Anna is also a graduate of the Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Home Chef Cooking Course. Anna believes one can heal from eating whole, nutritious foods and it is her passion to help and support others on their own path to nutritional wellness. Visit her website at

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