Is Nicole Cormier’s Super Cookie the Perfect Hiking Food?

February 27, 2020
Hiking Food
Nicole CourmierPress goji berries into the tops of Nicole Cormier’s Super Cookies for a sweet finish to this protein-packed hiking food.

Humans replenish glycogen—which stores energy and builds endurance—by consuming carbohydrates, ideally from whole-food sources, according to registered dietitian Nicole Cormier. Cormier’s Super Cookies provide plenty of carbs, as well as protein and good fat, to keep you nourished on the trail. Plus, you can pronounce all of the ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oats
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup apple sauce (or 1 apple with water, blended)
  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Almond butter, maple syrup, and goji berries for finishing

Combine all ingredients and let batter sit for 30 minutes. Scoop into small mounds, pressing the center of each cookie slightly inward. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Once the cookies are cooling on a rack, put a teaspoon of almond butter in each dimple; lightly drizzle with maple syrup; and sprinkle with goji berries.


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Steve Holt

Steve Holt is the associate editor of AMC Outdoors and edits AMC's Running Wild blog.