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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Super Food Saturday Pumpkin Coconut Breakfast Cookied

I really liked the Quaker Oatmeal breakfast cookies. Because I start work at 6:30 a.m I like things that are easy to pack to take for breakfast.  Commercial products are full of refined sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, so I stopped eating them.

I found this recipe in a recent issue of Runner's World and modified it a bit.  Feel free to do the same. I plan on taking a few of these with me this week as I travel to Northern Wisconsin for a business trip.

I have to be at work too early to use the breakfast buffet, so these will be perfect.

Pumpkin Coconut Breakfast Cookies

2 cups Almond Flour
1 1/2 cup gluten free oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spices
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup pumpkin puree

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.  Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix well to combine all the ingredients. In a separate bowl mix the maple syrup, pumpkin and coconut oil.

Stir the wet ingredients into the wet ingredients until well mixed.  Spoon dough onto baking sheet greased with coconut oil.  Top with a little more shredded coconut and flatten each cookie slightly.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the coconut on top is golden brown.

Makes 16 cookies

Super Foods Featured: Pumpkin, Coconut oil, dates, pecans, almond flour.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland, Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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