breakfast cookies

Breakfast Cookies

Mornings are not my favorite time of day. I envy morning people; I’d love to just be able to spring out of bed, eager to greet the new day. My body won’t allow that. I’m usually pretty much in a groggy cloud for the first half hour of consciousness.  That is why I really love this idea of breakfast cookies. It’s a cookie, it tastes good, it’s good for you, and (!) you can just wake up and eat it – no preparation required.

breakfast cookies

breakfast cookies

These cookies are pretty customizable, I used dark chocolate chips and walnuts, but you could use dried fruit and/or a different type of chips or nuts. Use whatever you have /whatever you like!

breakfast cookies

Recipe adapted from Ellie Krieger’s Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

Serves 6 large cookies
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (or just use AP flour if you dont have wheat)
  • 1/3 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (or sub 2 tbs canola + 1 tbs butter)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (or semi sweet)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°f
2. Beat coconut oil with brown sugar well, then mix in egg and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
3. Mix in flour mixture until just combined then add oats, walnuts and chocolate chips.
4. Put 3-4 tablespoon spoonfuls of dough 3" apart on a cookie sheet. Flatten slightly as the cookies won't change shape too much.
5. Bake for 12 minutes or until the bottoms start to brown. Remove from oven and allow cookies to sit on sheet for about 10 mintues.

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