Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Good Morning Breakfast Cookies

Go tell your kids that they get cookies for breakfast and I'm pretty sure you'll immediately become the "Best Mom Ever".  That's what happens at our house anyway.  These cookies are a delicious, power packed way to start your day or to refuel after a long day at school.  You can earn brownie, or would that be cookie, points from the kids and feel good knowing that you're filling their tummies with lots of yummy goodness.  Any morning that starts out with these breakfast cookies, is sure to be a good morning!

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup craisins
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup applesauce
2 TBS honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.  In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir to combine.  Mix in craisins and coconut.  Set aside.  In a small bowl, combine bananas,eggs, peanut butter, applesauce, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and well-combined. Pour into flour mixture and stir just until no traces of flour remain. Mixture will be fairly thick and somewhat sticky.  Using a 4 tablespoon scoop, drop balls of dough onto prepared cookie sheets.  Flatten slightly. Cookies will not spread or flatten further as they bake.  Bake for about 17 minutes, or until cookies are set and are just starting to brown a bit around the sides. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and place cookie sheet onto wire rack. Let cool on sheets for 2 minutes, then remove from cookie sheets onto wire racks until completely cool. Store tightly covered. Even better the next day. Can be frozen.

Source:  Yesterfood


Jamie Young said...

I have about 10 different breakfast cookie recipes on my pinterest board, but have yet to make them, these just may be the first! I love the idea and am pretty sure the kids will too, can't wait to try these!

Janessa said...

Haha! You totally need to give it a try! How can a kid not be exited about cookies for breakfast?!

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