Have you ever just felt like having dessert for breakfast?
I do. Especially a few days after a birthday, or celebration, when there’s leftover cake sitting on the counter just calling my name.
I don’t want to give into temptation. I know I’m going to regret scarfing down that cake for breakfast. But of course, dessert for breakfast is all I can think about.
So instead, I take a healthier route.
And I make these cookies. 😉
The best thing about these cookies is that they are completely guilt free. The ingredients are simply what you would typically put into a bowl of oatmeal, with a little added baking powder or flour here and there. Plus, this recipe makes two huge cookies. Each of which has 5g protein and is chock full of whole grains!
Another plus is the chocolate. Each cookie is made with trail mix as a little added topping, instead of chocolate or butterscotch chips. This means that you both get a bit of extra protein and healthy fat in from the nuts, as well as a bit of sweetness from whatever dried fruit you choose to include! It also means that each cookie is completely customizable, and you can easily add whatever trail mix you choose to switch up the recipe a tad!
Finally, these cookies take about 10 minutes to make, including baking time. And if you’re not feeling super hungry, you can easily munch on one and save the second as a snack for that 3 PM slump!
Who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast? Especially dessert you can actually feel good about eating?
Everything Breakfast Cookies
- 1/4 c old fashioned oats
- 2 tbs whole wheat flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 banana, mashed
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp coconut butter (optional)
- 1 tbs egg whites (or 1/2 one small egg white)
- 1 1/2 tbs trail mix of choice (I used GourmetNut Power Up Antioxidant Mix)
Preheat an oven or toaster oven to 350°F. Combine oads, flour, and baking powder in a small bowl. Add mashed banana, cinnamon, and coconut butter (if desired) and mix until combined. Add egg whites and continue to mix. Throw in trail mix and give the dough a few last stirs. Spray a small cookie sheet. Roll the dough into two large balls, and press down slightly. Bake for 7 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 2-3 breakfast cookies)
Nutritional information calculated for two cookies. If you choose to make three medium ones, it is as follows: 92 calories, 3g at, 14g carbs, 3g protein.