Good Stuff Breakfast Cookies

I hate change.

Especially when it involves food.

But sometimes, change in food is good, like when you’re trying to eat healthier.  (That’s what I keep telling myself.)

Anyways, Hubs and I are trying to get into better eating habits.  And for some reason, me making at least one, or perhaps two, sweet treats a week has not been very helpful.  So, I’m trying to change.  (And it’s so hard!)

But, I do have to say, today’s recipe was kind of fun to make… mostly because I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  All I had was this recipe from Blueberry Girl as inspiration – and I just fiddled from there.

I’m actually kind of proud of myself right now.

The Recipe:

Breakfast Cookies, inspired by Blueberry Girl

1/4 c ground almonds

1 T ground flax seed

1/4 c vanilla protein powder

2 c oats

1 1/2 t cinnamon (for me, to obscure the flax seed taste)

1/2 c raisins

1/4 c coconut flakes

1-2 bananas*, mashed

1/4 c olive oil

1 t vanilla

1/4 t salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In bowl, mix dry ingredients (down to the coconut).  In another bowl, mix banana/s, oil, vanilla, and salt.  Add to dry mixture and stir well.  Using a round cookie cutter/mold, press a scoopful of dough until filled.  Remove cutter and continue with the rest of the dough.

Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the top just begins to get golden.

*I only used one banana, but I think it could’ve used a little more.  You can try another half if you’d like.

{Printable Recipe}

The Results:

I seriously just threw things in a bowl, crossed my fingers, and figured if it turned into a complete miss, at least I’d have something to write about.  Instead, these turned out terrific!  They’re chewy, a little sweet, and full of good stuff for you.  I actually loved the coconut-cinnamon-raisin combination which surprised me.  (And a bonus for me, no flax seed taste.)

The kids even adored them, too.

And it’s just crazy to think that there’s no sugar, no butter, no flour, and no eggs.

Maybe I can rock this cooking change!

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18 thoughts on “Good Stuff Breakfast Cookies

  1. Easy to fix, chewy, healthy, AND the kids “adored” them. You really cannot ask for more from a cookie — with heavy emphasis on healthy and kids liking them. How often does that happen?

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  2. Love the new look! 🙂 And I love these little cookies. They remind me of our granola. Plus if I can tell the kids they’re getting cookies for breakfast (and still feel good about it), I’m in! 🙂

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  3. After a year and a bit of blogging, I’ve come to the same conclusion. I have cut way back on the amount of baking and I give most of it away when I work on Fridays. These look like the perfect creation for breakfast or a healthy snack! You should be proud!! xx

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  4. So great to find a healthy cookie to satisfy those sweet cravings! I know what you mean about food blogging…not exactly easy on the thighs. I was trying to cook healthier in Spring and then I sort of got off track. Thanks for the new inspiration Courtney!

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