Last Saturday a few enthusiastic walkers came out to our hill training class early and helped pick up garbage in recognition of Earth Day…which…by the way…is tomorrow, officially!

For those intrepid early risers, I made a batch of marathon cookies. As well as offering the perfect combination of fat, protein, and carbs, they are super yummy. Legend has it that my brother survived a motorcycle trip across Canada because of these cookies.

As per the several requests, here is the recipe. These are the exact ingredients I used.

1/2 cup Spectrum organic canola oil
1 cup Nuts to You organic valenica peanut butter
1 cup creamed borage honey/organic maple syrup (Saturday’s batch was honey)
1 tsp Frontier organic vanilla extract

Mix all of these together in a large bowl.

Cream in two organic eggs.

Mix in a separate bowl:

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Add above dry ingredients to oil/pb/honey mixture.

Mix together:

3 cups organic regular oats
1 cup organic oat bran
1 cup mixed of millet/sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds/flax/sesame/coconut/tvp
1/2 cup organic redskin peanuts
1 cup chopped President’s Choice Dark chocolate

Add everything together. Mix well. Preheat oven to 350. Place spoonfuls on cookie sheets. Bake cookies for 12 minutes. (Place rack well away from elements as these cookies will burn easily)


If you have another recipe that is yummy and can stand in for breakfast, send it our way.