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Store-Bought Inspiration

There is a great health food store not too far from where we live called Goodness Me.  Think of it as a Whole Foods, only a little more quaint.

Despite its smaller size, though, it really is a fantastic place to shop!  If it were up to us, we’d do much more of our grocery shopping there!  Unfortunately, we only find ourselves there once in a while.

Our last visit was about a month and a half ago.  After winding our way through pretty much the entire store, where did we end up?  The Bakery, of course!  We stood for a good 10 minutes drooling over all of the delicious goodies they had, until the guy behind the meat counter started giving us strange looks.  We knew we had to get outta there or risk him thinking we were complete lunatics.  Of course, at this point there was no way we could leave without a treat of some kind, but when it comes to food, split decisions really aren’t our thing.

In the end we went with cookies.  Because can you really ever go wrong with cookies?

These, however, were not your average cookie! These cookies were made with Tofu! Yep- they had taken relatively tasteless white sponge and turned it into a delicious chewy cookie. The whole time we ate them, we couldn’t help but think “Why haven’t we thought of this before?!?”.

Friends, the idea was planted.  And now, after a couple of trials, we are finally giving you the recipe.

Tofu Trail Mix Cookies!

These are nothing like your mom’s chocolate chip cookies, but boy are they yummy!  High in protein and fibre, with a dose of healthy fats, these are cookies you can feel good about eating.  Don’t you just love food that loves you back?

These have a similar texture to our Chocolate Chic Cookies, but a little denser and chewier.  We’d say equally as delicious, though 😉

So you no longer have to feel bad about stealing the cookies from the cookie jar!  Ladies and gentlemen, grab a glass, because milk n’ cookies just got a whole lot healthier.

Tofu Trail Mix Cookies

Prep Time: 10 min

Bake Time: 15 min

Makes: 12-15


1/2 c. dates

2 tbsp molasses

2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)

1/4 c. coconut oil (other oils may work, too)

1/4 c. peanut butter

1/2 block firm tofu, pressed well

1 tbsp chia seeds (or ground flax)

1/2 tsp salt

1 c. whole wheat flour

1/3 c. oat flour

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 c. mixed nuts and seeds

1/3 c. raisins


Preheat the oven to 375C

Grind dates in the food processor until finely chopped

Add molasses, honey, coconut oil, and peanut butter and blend until smooth.

Add tofu, chia, and salt, and continue to blend until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the flours, cinnamon, and baking soda.  Add wet to dry and stir until combined.  Add in the mixed nuts and seeds and raisins.

Take 2 tablespoonfuls at a time, roll the dough into balls, place them on a baking sheet and flatten them with a fork.  Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Allow to cool on a wire rack.


Do you have a favourite kind of healthy cookie?