Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

My oldest isn't a big breakfast eater.   He's happy with a bowl of Trader Joe's crispy rice cereal.  I, however, am not happy with that.  He needs more!  So, why not make him the next best thing:  cookies!  Yes.  Cookies for breakfast.  What could be better?

This is great for busy families, especially this time of year when everyone is getting used to starting school again.  I know the struggle of having to drag kids out of bed just to force feed them before school starts!  So, for those moms and dads out there that deal with that on a regular basis, you're welcome!

Vegan Breakfast Cookies (Adapted from Diary of a Mad Crafter)
  • 1 1/4 cups regular rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of almond meal (I use Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 3  very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line cookie sheet with foil.
Get the wet ingredients together, and then dry. Mix together until it comes together.   Using a 1/4 cup scoop, I dropped the dough onto my pan, and flattened them out with my fingers. If you get stuck to the dough, just dip your fingers in some water before flattening them.
Bake them for 20-25 minutes, or once they’ve browned. Let them cool on the pan for 10 minutes or so, and then move them to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

(Just to let you know, each cookie is about 215 calories, but high in healthy fats and protein!)

1 comment:

  1. Cookies for breakfast? Yes please! These look scrumptious!