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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

 

Breakfast Cookies

Why not have cookies for breakfast?  I know for me, the thought of enjoying dessert first thing in the morning has always motivated me to get out of the bed without hitting the snooze button for the millionth time.  These breakfast cookies are soft, chewy, and gently sweet, filled with some of my favorite things for an interesting bite every time.  The best part is that these are half the guilt with good-for-you ingredients that won’t make your crash and burn later.

 

 

 

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies
 
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Serves: 2 Dozen
Ingredients
  • ¼ c coconut oil
  • ¼ c ripe banana
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • ¼ c raw honey
  • 1 ts vanilla extract
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • ¼ c grated apple
  • ¼ c grated carrot
  • ¾ c spelt flour
  • ½ ts baking soda
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • ¾ ts cinnamon
  • 1 ts ground flax
  • 1 ts hemp seed
  • ¼ c chopped nuts
  • ¼ c dried fruit
  • 1½ c quick oats
Instructions
  1. Cream together the coconut oil and banana {you can also use the same amount in avocado} until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Blend in the brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and egg.
  3. Next, add the apple and carrot. This is your wet bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flax and hemp. This is your dry bowl.
  5. In thirds, combine the wet and dry bowls together.
  6. Fold in the nuts, fruit, and lastly, the oats.
  7. Scoop and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Let’s talk about some of those good-for-you ingredients.

  • Coconut oil and bananas vs a stick of butter.  Coconut oil is my miracle balm.  I use it for health and beauty purposes as well as for cooking and baking.  It’s high smoke point is great for any stir fry and can easily be substituted for butter in baked goods.  It’s one of the richest sources of “good fat” with heart healthy fatty acids {but of course, use good sense and moderation}.  Bananas are my go to for creamy smoothies, face masks, and in these cookies.  Just one serving {1 banana} has 450 mg of potassium.
  • Flax is a great source of fiber, lignans, and omega 3’s.  Both flax and hemp are my favorite add ins for my daily smoothie. Did you know that hemp contains all the essential amino acids?  It’s also dense in protein and contains a specific omega-6 fatty acid not found in any other food.
  • The natural sweeteners I used in these cookies include honey, apples, carrots, and dried fruit.  This allowed me to scale back the amount of refined sugar.
  • Oats and nuts.  You can always use soaked steel cut oats but quick oats are just fine for me.  As for the nuts, feel free to use whatever nuts you like.  Walnuts are unique in that they contain the highest amount of alpha-linolenic acid, the plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acid.

Love,

Your Squishy Monster

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