The Best Muesli Cookies Ever

In which I share my newly discovered recipe for Muesli Cookies...a.k.a my favourite snack at work without the guilt factor of regular cookies!

Do you know how hard it is to make muesli cookies look pretty in a photo? Very...you'll just have to trust me that they're worth it, though they may not look drool-worthy on screen :)

Recently I got stuck on an expensive but delicious habit...buying a muesli cookie every day to go with my coffee. Then I realised I was spending thereabouts $40 a week on coffee and cookies...and they were a little too tasty for their own good...ie I had a hunch they weren't the healthiest snack I could be having daily. So I set about making my own based on Teresa Cutter's recipe, with a few tweaks.  I trust that Teresa knows what she's doing...and she gives a great summary about all the good stuff in these cookies and what they do for your insides.  I make mine chunkier and I still get about 12 cookies which is at least two weeks worth if you have one every morning at work. However, you might be tempted to have more than one...they're just sweet enough without being overly so, and fill you up nicely until lunchtime :)

The Best Muesli Cookies Ever

1/2 cup of LSA (blend of linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds)
2 cups almond meal
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas)
1 cup chopped walnuts (I've used flaked almonds before too)
1/2 cup dried berries...I use either blueberries or cranberries and often do half these and half goji berries
1/4 -1/2 cup rolled oats (depending on wetness of mixture)
1 teaspoon raw cacoa powder
Sprinkle of black chia seeds
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup honey (sometimes I mix with the good kind of maple syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 egg

Pre-heat oven to 150 degrees celsius. Combine and mix all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Roll into balls (about the size of billiard balls) with wet hands and place on baking tray covered with baking paper. Flatten ever so slightly. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the edges start to go golden to medium brown (I like the centres a little bit soft). Feel virtuous at morning tea :)