Easy Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? I know I do and I love them even more especially when I can have them for breakfast. To be frank these cookies are so good you can have them any time of day as a sweet treat alternative, especially when you’re on the go.

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Prep is quick and their out of the oven in under 10 minutes. P.S. the smell in your kitchen when their baking…well you can thank me later, they smell soooo good. To help bind this cookie together I used a ripe banana, oats and honey, the honey and banana combined with the dried fruit give it a sweet texture and make this cookie soft and moist.


When I make cookies, I typically use oats as my base and build from there. I pick a sweet liquid such as maple syrup, honey or agave nectar and some sort of nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter to help bring it all together. I love using bananas instead of eggs, that’s a personal preference and I find it bakes faster because you don’t have to wait for the egg to completely cook and to be honest, I almost always have ripe or frozen bananas in the freezer. Now the extras can range from seeds, to dried fruit, your favorite nuts and or even chocolate…its entirely up to you and that’s what makes a great cookie and an awesome household staple.




The below recipe is what I had on deck and they came out pretty darn good. Let me know your thoughts and what fillers you use to create your very own morning delight. Grab a mixing bowl, baking sheet tray and some parchment paper and let's begin!


Ingredients:

· 2 cups gluten free rolled oats

· 1 ripe banana

· 3/4 cup peanut butter

· 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

· 1/3 cup honey

· 1/3 cup dried raisins

· 1/3 cup dried cranberries

· 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

· 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

· 1 tablespoon chia seeds

· 1 teaspoon vanilla

· 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

· 1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Line the baking tray with parchment paper

3. Mix all the ingredients, roll into balls and flatten to about the size of your palm (similar to a hamburger patty)

4. Place cookie patties on your baking tray and bake for 5-7 minutes. Keep a close watch because once the edges start to turn a light golden brown they are ready

5. Keep the cookies on the parchment paper and transfer to a cooling rack.


Enjoy!


Quick Tip: Make sure your oven rack is in the middle, you don’t want to place the cookies on the bottom rack close to the element as the bottom may burn quickly.