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Energy Trail Mix Cookies

Try trail mix in a new form with these protein-packed cookies. Bananas and dates add natural sweetness while sunflower seeds and puffed rice add crunchy texture.

Serves 24
Ready in 35 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
70 calories per serving


> 2 ripe bananas
> 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
> 1/2 cup puffed rice cereal
> 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
> 1/2 cup roughly chopped Medjool dates
> 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or pepitas
> 2 tbsp dried cranberries
> 1 tsp vanilla extract
> 1/4 cup chopped pistachios (optional)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the oats, puffed rice, peanut butter, dates, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, vanilla, and pistachios, if using. Stir until thoroughly incorporated.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly. Bake 25 min., until just set. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet.

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