Thursday, 29 May 2014

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies {+ Giveaway!}

A few weekends ago, my Mom, Sister and I went away to Collingwood for our annual girls weekend getaway. These weekends usually entail wine, board games, wine... & wine.  My mom also provides us with an Easter Egg hunt (because, why not?) and lootbags full of fun goodies. Since my Mom knows I'm trying to eat clean, my bag was full mostly non-food items, but she did give me a bag of nuts from NaturSource.

Immediately, I was intrigued. Their company mission statement is all about quality product and natural ingredients. I brought them to work for a snack and fell in love. So much so that I reached out to them and asked to to a review and giveaway for them so that I could share my new-found addiction with you!

These wonderful people sent me an entire BOX full of their fantastic product for me to try that included various nuts, snack mixes and granola. When I looked at the ingredients, I was truly surprised to see that I could pronounce everything included in their product and that I knew what all the ingredients were (coconut, olive oil, rosemary, sea salt to name a few). The best part - everything tasted amazing. There wasn't ONE thing that I didn't like. The flavours blend together so nicely, yet, sometimes they can be surprising (like their Savoury Cashew Crunch).

Needless to say, I was inspired to make something using their product & opted for somethinga little different. Enter, Chocolate Chip Granola Cookies. These cookies are to DIE for. Soft and chewy, with a nice granola crunch. Absolutely fab & super easy to put together!

Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies
inspired by epicurious
makes about 16-18 cookies
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. 
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda & salt. In a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) beat together the butter and 2 sugars together until nice and fluffy (about 2 mins). Add the vanilla and egg and beat until combined.

On slow speed, slowly add in the flour mixture until JUST combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the granola and chocolate chips until evenly distributed in the the dough.

Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and transfer to the cookie sheet (use another tablespoon to release dough onto the pan). Press down with your fingers to flatten cookies slightly.

Transfer to the oven and bake for about 12 minutes or until a light golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy with a LARGE glass of milk! 

Guess what?! The wonderful people at NaturSource are giving one of my readers an AMAZING Prize Pack of a variety of their products. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below!

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The Fine Print: Giveaway ends Friday June 13, 2014 at 10am EST. As I mentioned above, I did receive a basket of goodies from the people at NaturSource in exchange for a review, but all of the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Looks yummy!! Brazil nuts are my fav!

  2. mmm macadamia nuts are my favourite.

  3. I love almonds (especially if they're covered in chocolate!)

  4. Almonds are my fave but I love lots of others too - lol agree with Tori - chocolate covered is best! :)

  5. Cashews are my fave! (Judy Cowan)

  6. My favorite kind of nut is Hazelnuts.

  7. So hard to choose, but I'd have to say cashews.

  8. My favourite nut is the cashew.

  9. I love cashews.
    Florence C

  10. Walnuts for me!
    via Rhonda W G.

  11. Almonds are most definitely my favourite, also I wish my cookies looked like that when I bake.

  12. Chris Stockford12 June 2014 at 21:39

    Almond is my fav!