Power Cookies

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Just before Christmas, a parent named Asako from one of my kids’ hockey teams generously brought all the boys an individual treat bag of these Power Cookies. To my surprise (and delight), my 8 year old inhaled them. I was delighted because until then, he hadn’t been much of a cookie fan.

As I talked with Asako, I realized that we both share a passion for food and nutrition and using the power of nutrition to contribute to our health and wellness. It turns out that Asako is also a nutrition consultant with a passion for recipe creation using unique ingredients! She is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant with Mindful Nutrition.

I asked Asako if she would share the recipe – and generously, she did and gave me permission to share on my website.

Asako’s recipe uses some unique ingredients, which is what also made this recipe so intriguing.

  • Coconut oil which gives a subtle coconut flavour reminiscent of “Dad’s Cookies”.
  • Different flours and grains – I liked that we were using different flours and grains for these power cookies. Spelt flour is a kind of ancient wheat. Oat flour and oats also contribute some soluble fiber to the cookie. Variety is the spice of life!
  • Whey protein – Another ingredient that I had not thought to add into my baking was whey protein. This helped to increase the protein in these cookies. If you don’t have whey at home, you could likely substitute with a skim milk powder.
  • Coconut palm sugar – This recipe also calls for coconut palm sugar to give these cookies some sweetness while also contributing to the color of the cookies.

We added in chocolate chips. However, I could imagine enjoying a mixture of chocolate chips, dried fruit, seeds and chopped nuts for a portable and filling snack.

Asako and I spent the day baking several batches of these for an upcoming hockey tournament our team is hosting. You can see from these pictures that the cookies’ portion sizes are generous! However, you could easily make smaller cookies to make these more snack-sized.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our team did.

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Power Cookies
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These cookies were inhaled by a group of 8 year old hockey players after one of their practices. They taste great
Recipe type: Cookie, snack
Serves: 24
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 1 cup Spelt flour
  • ½ cup Oat flour (I like Cream Hill Estates)
  • ½ cup Whey protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp Flax seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup Coconut oil (room temperature)
  • 1 & ¼ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 3 cups Rolled oats
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, mix together spelt flour, oat flour, whey protein powder, flax seeds (if using), baking soda and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the coconut oil with the coconut palm sugar. Then add in the eggs.
  3. Add the coconut oil/sugar/egg mixture to the flour mixture until combined, being careful not to over mix. If the recipe seems too dry, you can add in a few tablespoons of melted coconut oil.
  4. Using your hands, massage in the rolled oats and chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop individual cookies onto a parchment-lined baking tray, flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Thank you to Asako Perejma who kindly shared her recipe here on my blog. She is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant with Mindful Nutrition.

If you are looking for a background sports nutrition primer for young athletes, please contact me and I will send it to you.

Kristyn Hall
Kristyn Hall
Kristyn Hall MSc, RD Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian Calgary, AB.


  1. Beth says:

    Oats and oat flour on their way Kristyn!

    • Kristyn Hall says:

      Thanks Beth! Your gluten-free oats are spectacular! AND, the cookies were out of this world! We heard rave reviews about these cookies all day today!

  2. Mark Bylsma says:

    These cookies are so good. The coaches and parents loved them as much as the kids did – great with a coffee in the morning too!

  3. Courtney McKay says:

    I tried these out this weekend and they are fabulous!!!! I added raisins with the chocolate chips. I will definitely make them again.

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