Cookies for Endurance Adventures (with GoSun Solar Oven option)

Tomorrow, I’m heading out on a two day bikepacking trip. In order to keep food prep simple, I’m bringing homemade cookies—and only cookies—for lunch and snacks. Cookies work just as great as bars for endurance fuel and, in my experience, they are a lot easier to make.

In this post, I’m sharing my Whole Wheat & Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. When things go wrong with my bike, these cookies serve as “thank you for saving my ass” to the mechanics who get my bike up and running for me. The secret ingredient is turbinado sugar, which is simply less processed then regular sugar. It adds an awesomely sweet crunch. When the bike mechanics ask about this crunch, I let myself blush and tell them it’s a secret. It’s literally the one area of my life I let lapse into girly, and I’m trying really hard to not feel guilty about it.

These cookies work great in the GoSun Solar Oven or a conventional oven. For detailed instructions on adapting baked good recipes for camping (solar oven or camp stove top), check out this post on cinnamon rolls. If you’re interested in a GoSun Solar Oven, use AMBACE for 15% off.

Cookies in the GoSun solar oven Sport model.

On warm weather adventures, when the chocolate chips could melt, try substituting raisins and add a pinch or two of cinnamon.

Whole Wheat & Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat White Flour (1/2 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup white works as a whole wheat white flour replacement)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking tray (or GoSun Solar Oven tray) with parchment paper.
  • If using a conventional oven, preheat it to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together all dry ingredients except chocolate chips. Set aside.
  • Mix coconut oil (softened but not melted) with the sugars until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to coconut oil mixture. Mix well.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop dough by the spoonful onto cookie tray or GoSun Solar Oven tray.
  • If using a conventional oven, bake for about 10 minutes.
  • If using a GoSun Solar Oven, place cookies in the sun and check on them every 7-10 minutes. Cook time will vary depending on time of day, elevation, and cloud cover. Cookies will be golden brown but still soft to the touch when they are finished cooking. They will firm up a lot as they cool, but they will always be more moist then cookies in a conventional oven (which, honestly, makes them even more delicious).

Notes

Makes 18-24 cookies depending on size.
A dozen cookies need to be baked in two rounds when using the GoSun Sport.

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