Mornings can be crazy and some days there really is no time to sit down for a healthy breakfast, perfect time to grab one of these healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies and go.
The secret to a healthy breakfast cookie is including fiber, protein and fruit while leaving out the refined flour and sugar. Add a glass of milk or pure orange juice and breakfast is complete.
If you have kids who do not eat any kind of hot oatmeal (like mine!), these cookies are the perfect alternative. Naturally high in fiber, protein and calcium, they use bananas and maple syrup instead of refined sugar and contain no flour at all. I like to add a scoop of chocolate whey protein powder to boost the protein content and chocolatey flavour.
Breakfast in a cookie is really a smart idea.
Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Makes approx 20 cookies.
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flax
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds (optional but add protein)
1/2 cup (1.5 scoops) Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 mashed fresh or thawed frozen bananas
Handful – or two – chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place first 8 (dry) ingredients in a food processor and pulse until rolled oats are desired consistency or even flour like. Transfer to a bowl and add in wet ingredients – maple syrup, banana, vanilla, and oil. Mix well. Add chocolate chips and stir.
Using a large spoon, place mounds of dough on parchment covered cookie sheet, leaving space as cookies may spread. Flatten with a flour coated fork if you prefer flat cookies. Don’t be afraid to make them big.
Bake for 9 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. For soft cookies store in plastic container, for crispy store in glass. Makes 20 regular size cookies but feel free to make them larger if they will be the star of your breakfast on the go.
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