Breakfast Cookies–Part 2

Remember when I made breakfast cookies?  I came across this recipe and while I would eat it for breakfast still,  I thought the recipe could be improved upon.   Not that it was bad per se but it contained flour, sugar and butter.   After some experimenting, I knew I could come up with something that I really would feel absolutely no guilt for eating at breakfast…or anytime!

This recipe is  soy free, dairy free and sugar free!  I actually came up with it by accident.  I wanted to make a chocolate chip and coconut cookie made without sugar and I ran out of regular flour, which is how the almond meal and wheat germ came in.   All of the ingredients (including chocolate chips) are things I would use when making oats or a cereal bowl for breakfast, just in baked form!

Coconut Banana Breakfast Cookies

3 bananas

.5 T vanilla

1/4 cup coconut oil

2/3 cup almond meal

1 cup oats

1/2-3/4 cup coconut (unsweetened)

1 cup wheat germ

1 t baking powder

1/4 t salt

Chocolate chips, Dried fruit, nuts or whatever else you would like to add!

Directions: Preheat oven to 350.  Melt coconut oil and combine with vanilla and mashed bananas (I used a potato masher which worked well).

Add the almond meal, oats, wheat germ, baking powder and salt and mix thoroughly.   Add the coconut and any add in’s, I used chocolate chips.  The dough will not be quite as dry as the consistency of normal cookie dough.

I used parchment paper so the cookies didn’t stick.  Because there isn’t much fat,  you will either want to use parchment paper, a silpat or grease the pan so they don’t stick.  Bake for about 12 minutes.  They will still be a little doughy, but the bottom should be browned.  I made half like this, and added about a 1/2 T of cocoa powder to the other half.  Both turned out great!  I have been keeping them in the freezer for an easy breakfast, snack or dessert!

 

I hope you like them if you try them!

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Katie

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