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breakfast cookies

Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These healthy morning cookies are so simple to throw together and taste amazing, too! They’re whole grain, all-natural, gluten-free, and vegan. Made without refined sugar, oil, or butter.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups (170g) quick oats or old-fashioned whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (250g) almond butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/3 cup (60g) apple butter*
  • 1 large banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup (75g) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (70g) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup (75g) raisins
  • optional: 1/4 cup (28g) ground flax

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer). Mix until all of the ingredients are combined. The dough is thick and heavy.
  3. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, portion 1/4 cup mounds of cookie dough (about 70g each) onto prepared cookie sheet. Use the back of a spoon to slightly flatten out into a cookie shape. (The cookies will not spread in the oven.)
  4. Bake for 16–19 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Cover leftover cookies and store at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
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Notes

  1. Freezing Instructions: Cooled cookies can be frozen up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter or in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature or warm in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.
  2. Frozen Bananas: You can use thawed frozen bananas in this recipe. Thawed bananas are extra wet, so drain off as much of the excess liquid as you can before mashing. See How to Freeze & Thaw Bananas for Baking.
  3. Apple Butter: I love using apple butter in these breakfast cookies, but 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce works in its place. No other changes needed to the recipe.
  4. Double Batch: The recipe can easily be doubled to make a bigger batch.
  5. Substitutions: Need more substitution ideas? See the blog post above.
  6. Gluten Free: Use certified GF oats for gluten free cookies.

Keywords: breakfast cookies