Cookies for Breakfast?
I hear it all the time...I don't have time for breakfast. I get it. We are back to our grab and go existence and wind up either not eating, or food that doesn't really make us feel good. These breakfast cookies are the solution. They are packed with complex carbohydrates, fiber and healthy fats and will make breakfast a snap. Add to your morning yogurt, or protein shake for a complete meal. Also, you can make these in the toaster oven as well, so you don't need to heat up the entire kitchen on a hot summer day.
Banana Protein Breakfast Cookies
Makes approximately 15 medium sized cookies
1/2 cup oat flour
1 1/2 cups oats (make sure flour and oats are Gluten Free if gluten is an issue for you)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 scoop protein powder (optional-if you dont use it then add another tbsp of flour-we used OWYN protein powder and looove it).
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 medium ripe banana
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted) (you can use canola, but Coconut oil gives it a nice buttery finish)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. maple extract (no maple? then just use more vanilla)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup choco chips (optional-you can use raisins, cranberries, dried cherries etc..)
Mash banana well with tine of your fork until a bit liquid.
Add all the wet ingredients and whisk. Make sure oil isn't pooling around edges. You want it all combined and caramel looking in color.
Add oat flour, protein powder, salt, baking soda/powder and mix thoroughly.
Add oatmeal and stir until all combined
Add mix in of your choice and fold into mixture.
Using a small cookie scoop or TBSP -scoop nice rounded shapes onto parchment paper. (if you plan on using the toaster oven-use aluminum foil-roughly 6 cookies fit on the toaster oven pan).
Oven directions-Use parchment paper and place cookies into preheated oven 400 degrees for 10 minutes -longer if you want them crunchier.
Toaster Oven-Use aluminum foil-place cookies on lined toaster oven tray and bake for 8 minutes. They burn fast so keep an eye on them. If you like them crunchier then 9 minutes.
Let cool for a few minutes. These freeze well.
Enjoy! Check out our Because I Said So You Tube channel to see how to make these!