Lately I have been a little more busy than usual. For those reading who are close to me know that I try to live my day-to-day life as health conscious as possible but always make exceptions when it comes to chocolate. When my days get busier I find it easier to miss out on breakfast, which I do not like to do. We all know that it’s the most important meal of the day.
I began to think about ways I could prepare myself to assure that I didn’t forget breakfast and wasn’t just grabbing a banana and going. Breakfast cookies came to mind when thinking about all the things I normally would like to eat in the morning.
I had tried a couple of recipes for breakfast cookies but this time I wanted to try it on my own with the ingredients I had. The end result was super delicious and it solved my breakfast issue. Although I know it’s still not the most balanced breakfast, it is better than grabbing a fruit and a coffee and starting your day.
What you’ll need:
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 1/3 c yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 3/4 c flour
- 1 c oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup raisins
Preheat over to 350 degrees and cover a large cookie tray with parchment paper. I
n a medium sized bowl mash up the banana. Add in the egg and brown sugar and mix until everything has come together smoothly. Add in the following 4 ingredients and mix, assuring the chia seeds are covered in the moist mixture.
In another bowl mix together your flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add your dry ingredients together until everything is combined. Add in your seeds and dried fruit.
Place about a table spoon of cookie dough onto your prepared cookie sheet and bake in the oven for around 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
** I made these at the beginning of the week and take two each morning. Made 16 cookies to enjoy.
Let me know how you enjoy this recipe! Bon Appetite!