Breakfast cookies? Crazy, huh? But this girl is feeling just a wee bit crazy . . . and that’s a good thing! Let me just say the weather here is crazy beautiful. That is exactly what it is . . . Crazy Beautiful! Just when you think Autumn has come, think again. Shove your sweaters back in the cedar chest, hang up your jackets, fold up your jeans. Pull out your sundresses and sandals and feel the warmth. I simply can not lie . . . I love this weather. It is summer in September!
Crazy weather calls for a crazy breakfast. So what’s on the menu this morning? Cookies! And how easy is it to hand your wee ones a cookie before rushing off to school? Yes, that simple . . . here’s the cookie jar, so pick your cookie out. I am not talking about just any cookie. No, this is not a refined sugar and grain cookie laden with fat. NO, not at all. That simply will not do for breakfast . . . or should it really ever. Ok, sometimes. But probably not the best way to send your kids off to . . . learn. But these cookies, the ones I’m talking about, will make everyone happy! But do you still think cookies for breakfast is crazy? It’s ok . . . be honest.
Actually, it is not that crazy . . . having cookies for breakfast. Well, as long as they are . . . Breakfast Cookies! This idea of having cookies for breakfast is brilliant! Just make them healthy cookies that taste great too. A healthy cookie might just be healthier than a bowl of your average cereal or some of the other things served before heading off to school . . . just sayin’!
Breakfast Cookies are packed with nutrition, are gluten-free, protein packed, sweetened naturally, high in fiber, whole grain goodness, easy to grab & go and of course, taste great! Can I dare say . . . what could be better? Might this just be the new breakfast of champions? Whatever . . . just make some!
Enough talk . . . let’s start baking up a batch of Breakfast Cookies. Once they cool all you have to do is place them in a glass cookie jar. Easy, right? Tomorrow morning, breakfast is ready . . . both you and your kids are happy! They ate cookies and you know they were packed with good-for-you nutrition. It’s the win-win!!
Breakfast Cookies (makes about 16 cookies)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 medium egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup garbanzo bean flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup shelled pistachios
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 180C/350F
Beat together butter, apple sauce and maple syrup. Add egg and vanilla extract.
In another bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, salt and spice. Add in wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Fold in pistachios and cranberries. Place cookie dough in the fridge for about 20 minutes to chill and firm.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper or Silpat. Divide dough into about 1 tablespoon size balls and gently press down with palm of hand, as they do not spread during baking.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden in color. Cool on cookie rack and then place in your cookie jar.
Breakfast Cookies are ready! Your busy morning won’t be nearly as hectic with these cookies stocked in your cookie jar!
To turning the crazy morning school run into something crazy beautiful . . . one bite of a Breakfast Cookie at a time! Hugs, M.