Healthy Breakfast Cookies

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Is it possible to have cookies for breakfast?  Well, with these Healthy Breakfast Cookies, I don’t’ feel guilty giving my children cookies for breakfast.  This recipe doesn’t have butter and I use oats as the “flour”. Or you can just use oat flour which I make by blending it until it’s resembles a fine powder.

Oat flour is good for you! I read this on Minimalist Baker, “For starters, 1/2 cup of oat flour has 80 fewer calories and 20 fewer grams carbohydrates than 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. They’re also high in iron, magnesium and fiber, and contain the amino acid lysine, which promotes replenishment of body tissues like muscles and nerves – this makes them an excellent food staple for fitness junkies. Oats can also help lower cholesterol levels and help us feel fuller longer. Seriously, super power food in the house.”

I like my cookies crispy so if you do too, make sure to leave them in the oven another minute or two.  My hubby likes them soft and chewy so I only baked them for 9-10 minutes for their batch.  Also, I experimented with different cookie ingredients and I used the same recipe below but added two eggs and I got a totally different cookie. This is what it looked like, fluffy and soft.  Well, it’s a bit different because we added M & M’s to the batter. So basically, this batch I used the exact same recipe below but changed the eggs, using two eggs for this fluffy cookie below.

healthy monster cookies

I personally don’t care for fluffy, soft cookies so I made another batch with just one egg and I got this beautiful cookie below!

healthy breakfast cookies

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

  • 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoons flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (I use raw brown sugar)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips or white chocolate chips or M&M’s
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (this is also optional, I’ve made it without it and it turned out just fine)

optional: 1/3 cup dried cranberries, 1/3 cup pecans or walnuts

Directions:

1. Mix oats, flaxseed and baking soda in a small bowl.

2. Cream eggs, peanut butter, vanilla and sugar.

3. Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients and chill dough for 20 minutes.

4. Place in a cookie sheet (I use a baking mat so I never grease by cookie sheet). Bake for 9 to 10 minutes at 350. The cookies may look underbaked, don’t worry they will solidfy and take form once they are cool.  For crispy cookies, bake for up to 12 minutes.

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2 Responses to “Healthy Breakfast Cookies”

  1. Margaret
    May 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm #

    I didn’t see an oven temp in the recipe.

    Gonna try these tomorrow, looks yummy :)

  2. Inspired by Family Mag
    May 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    Margaret, Ha, glad you caught that. Warning they are so good that you may find yourself eating one too many in the name of “it’s healthy”. :) ~mari

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