11.4.14

Super Power Breakfast Cookies #breakfastonthego





What's that? A cookie that gives you super powers? It's true, no need to disbelieve. We have been making these protein packed, whole grain cookies almost every very week for a few years now and they remain one of our favorite breakfast and afternoon snacks ever. They come together as quick as waffles or pancakes do and have everything you need to fuel your bod all morning, especially when you pair them with a piece of fresh fruit and a glass of milk!

I'm admittedly and unabashedly most definitely NOT a morning person! Even after 16 years of having a job that requires me to wake up at 5:30 am and even after having 4 children who require every ounce of energy that you don't have at 4 o'clock in the morning.


This means that a bowl of cold cereal would be served every. single. morning at our house during the week if it weren't for brainlessly easy fixes like these cookies. Everyone loves them and they keep me full until I'm able to have a late mid-morning snack at work. I'm happy knowing my kiddos are being fueled through their mornings of quizzes, science reports and P.E. classes. Win-Win.







Mmmmmmmmm, cookies.......... for breakfast.






Another reason I'm so hung up and head over heals for these cookies? They make a great "Grab and Go" afternoon snack. Perfect for those days when we are running all over town, day trips and hiking adventures. Again, we almost always pair a cookie (or two) with a piece of fresh fruit. A banana, apple, orange or grapes make great travel friendly snacks!




Toasted Whole Oats {Coach's Oats}




Super Power Breakfast Cookies

TIME     20 MINUTES        YIELDS     28-20 COOKIES


Ingredients

2 flax eggs (2 T flax meal + 1/4 c water)
1/2 c cooked pumpkin or applesauce or 2 medium ripe bananas (mashed)
1/2 c natural, no sugar added peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch sea salt
1 t pure vanilla extract 
1/4 c maple syrup or honey
1/2 c oat flour (ground from oats in coffee grinder or blender or food processor)
1 c whole grain oats such as Coaches Oats (or 1/2 c unsweetened coconut flakes AND 1/2 c oats)
1/4 c each: walnuts or pecans (chopped); raisins or other dried fruit, and/or dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350˚F. 

In small bowl, combine flax seed & water; let sit while you're preparing the batter. 

Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl & dry ingredients in another bowl.  Add flax eggs to wet ingredients then stir in dry ingredients.

Drop cookies by spoonfuls on lightly greased baking sheet or silpat non-stick baking mat set on top of a cookie sheet (the cookies won’t expand much). Bake 15-17 min or til cookies are slightly golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack. After completely cooled, store in air-tight container to keep fresh for a few days. Refrigerate or freeze for even longer storage time.







recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker










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What are your favorite quick and easy "Go To"  breakfast options?





3 comments:

  1. These breakfast cookies look fantastic, Gwen. I will take two!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Angie

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  2. Superpower cookies sound good to me! I am definitely a morning person but the.boy is definitely NOT...and it is all I can do to get him to have a glass of water in the morning! I think he'd devour these though.

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  3. I was just looking for a breakfast cookie recipe the other day but none really seemed "Healthy" I will def be making these for my busy family.

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