Rise and Shine Breakfast Cookies

This weekend, I felt the pull to create a breakfast cookie, filled with health and wellness!  As much as I love eggs, toast and bacon, there are times I need something fast.  I have never been a fan of cereal, for it doesn’t fill me up for long.  Before I am finished with morning chores in the barn, my tummy is already asking for more!  Plus, I have three teenagers that eat…constantly!  Having healthy choices for them is always my goal.  If teenagers see freshly baked cookies on the counter, they disappear instantly!  They don’t even think to ask what healthy goodness I might have hidden in these morning treats! These cookies are filled with such amazing goodness…shhhhhh…don’t tell the kids!  Enjoy!

Roda’s Rise and Shine Breakfast Cookies

Preheat Oven to 325 degrees

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 C coconut oil (liquid)
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 4 C Old Fashion Oats
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 C dried cranberries
  • 3/4 C raisins
  • 1/2 C pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 C sunflower seeds
  • 1 C sliced almonds
  • 1/4 C chia seeds
  • 1/4 C flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C mini chocolate chips – optional (If you are feeling naughty!)
  • *sprinkle with granulated sugar before baking – optional (If you are still feeling naughty after adding the chocolate chips!)

 

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Combine the peanut butter, coconut oil and honey until smooth.  Add the remaining ingredients, one at a time, mixing each one completely.  I use my kitchen aid stand mixer for this task!
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Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.  These cookies do not spread while baking.  I made these 2 1/2 – 3 inches in diameter. Bake for 13 minutes, until the bottom and edges are lightly brown.
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Allow cookies to cool completely on a wire rack. This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.  Store in an air-tight container.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

18 thoughts on “Rise and Shine Breakfast Cookies

    1. They are completely guilt free! My kids call them sticks, twigs and dirt cookies! aka healthy. Yet, they ate them! I have to admit, I like them with the optional chocolate chips!! 😉 I will keep playing with the ingredients…maybe add coconut next time!?

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  1. Yum! But I do have to ask, is there a substitute for the banana? Or can they be made without banana? I would love to try and make this! Breakfast cookies are way more appealing than breakfast muffins haha

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    1. I added the banana for moisture. You can’t taste them. I would try it without and see what the consistency of the dough is like. Maybe add extra peanut butter to off set the banana.

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