Cookies for breakfast?
Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, YES.
After we ran out of my favorite cereal a few days ago, the only breakfast option was oatmeal. Even though I do like the occasional bowl of oatmeal, I really wasn’t in the mood for it on that particular morning. I made it anyways, but I didn’t put enough water in, so it was clumpy and gross and ew. That was pretty much when I decided that I needed something way better for this yesterday’s breakfast.
Breakfast should be yummy! We all need some form of energy to start the day, so you may as well eat something that tastes good. No sense in making your taste buds suffer.
Breakfast Cookies are the way to go. They’re super healthy, so don’t feel bad about eating cookies at 6:30 in the morning. I certainly don’t! These cookies are chock full of good-for-you foods, with whole wheat flour, oats, flaxseed, bananas, and peanut butter. There are chocolate chips too (of course), because mornings are early and chocolate makes everything better 🙂
I definitely needed energy for yesterday afternoon. After school was a quick teacher meeting, a 2 hour chamber orchestra rehearsal, running straight to my viola lesson, then home for a quick change and some homework, and finally back to school at 7 for the chamber concert. Crazy day!
There was lots and lots of music. Good thing there were lots and lots of cookies, too! 🙂
P.S…This is the second batch I’ve made in 3 days. They. taste. AWESOME.
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Makes 10-12 cookies
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup of old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cup of tightly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 1/2 tablespoon of honey
1/4 cup of butter, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, melted
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray or line with a Silpat.
In a bowl, mix flour, oats, flaxseed, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda together, then set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until smooth. Add in the vanilla, mashed banana, honey, butter, and melted peanut butter, mixing until combined. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, mixing gently until the batter just comes together. Add in the chocolate chips and stir to distribute.
Use an ice cream scoop to form the cookies onto the baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown. Happy breakfasting!