Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Breakfast Cookies

These are so YUMMMYYYY!!! And you can eat them for breakfast!! What's better than cookies for breakfast?! These are super hearty and are basically like eating your morning bowl of oatmeal, but in cookie form that you can just grab and go. You can play with these a little by adding in nuts, or different fruits. You can add the protein, or not. It's up to you. I have made these with and without the protein and they taste great either way, honestly. So, here we go:

Breakfast Cookies

3 ripe bananas, mashed

2 cups of rolled oats

1/3 cup of unsweetened apple sauce

1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 cup of Craisins

1/4 cup of nuts (sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, etc.), optional

1 scoop of protein powder (optional)

After mashing the bananas, add the remaining ingredients into the bowl with the bananas and mix. Let sit for about 5 minutes to allow the oats to soak up the liquid. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon cookie mixture onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. 

Now, these are not your typical cookies. They will be soft, and a little rubbery, to be honest, because there is no flour and they're very moist. If you don't like Craisins, you can do raisins instead. Also, if you decide to add 1 scoop of protein powder, then you need to double to amount of almond milk to 1/2 cup. Also, you can add some Stevia, Truvia, or Splenda to sweeten it. I really don't think it needs it though, but it's up to you. These are so good in the morning and you can just throw it in the microwave for about 20 seconds and you're good to go. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Thanks for being healthy!  

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