Cookies for Breakfast!

Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 1.16.24 PM I have great news. This totally healthy and breakfast-appropriate thing I just made happens to also be a delicious cookie. I don’t think of these as healthy vegan breakfast cookies. I think of them as the universe giving me a special “free pass” to have dessert for breakfast guilt-free.

You’ve got your fruits (banana and raisins), you’ve got your veggie (zucchini), you’ve got your whole grain (oatmeal) and you’ve got your healthy oils (coconut oil) and protein (almond butter).

Sweetened only with honey! And my 15-month-old loves them! And they’re so easy! It’s all happening!

If I hadn’t made them myself I’d think they must be loaded with sugar and butter. But I did make them myself. And, bonus: because there’s no egg in these, you can safely taste-test the dough. And boy did I taste-test the living daylights out of the dough. In fact maybe I’ll make another batch and tomorrow’s breakfast will just be cookie dough.

 

 

Brigitte’s Vegan Breakfast Cookies Ingredients:  

2 cups old fashioned oats

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 cup shredded zucchini

1/2 cup flour or gluten free flour mix

2 tsp cinnamon

¾ tsp sea salt

1/4  tsp nutmeg

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

½ cup raisins

½ cup mashed banana (1 banana)

¼ cup honey (or agave or maple syrup to keep it truly vegan)

3 tbsp almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

 

Directions: 

Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Bake at 350 degrees on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet for about 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown around the edges.

Makes about fifteen 3-inch cookies.

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10 Responses

  1. David says:

    These sound really good. I might just make them! I’ll substitute agave syrup for the honey to make them vegan but still! Thanks for posting this.

  2. Brigitte says:

    oops I always forget that honey isn’t vegan. My bad. (I’m a vegetarian but not completely vegan myself) Thanks for the heads up, I’ll adjust the recipe to note that!

  3. Jenny says:

    Is there any substitute for the coconut oil? I’m allergic and I don’t want to spend the day trying to scratch my skin off. LOL

  4. Brigitte says:

    Jenny – yes definitely substitute any oil for the coconut oil. We don’t want you scratching your skin off! olive oil would totally work (or butter if you’re not vegan and wanna splurge) : )

  5. Esther says:

    Yum – these sound delicious! I’m definitely going to try them. But Brigitte, these comments are like a test of your substitution knowledge – is there something I can use instead of banana? My baby is allergic. Thanks!!!

  6. Brigitte says:

    Esther – thank you! I think unsweetened applesauce should make a good substitute for the banana? But I haven’t tried it, so please let me know how it works out if you do.

  7. Hajra says:

    Wow these look great! Do you have any suggestions for substituting for almond butter? My daughter is allergic to nuts.

  8. Brigitte says:

    Hajra, The almond butter is not a necessary ingredient so feel free to leave it out entirely! You may want an extra 1/3 – 1/2 banana instead. : ) I hope you like them as much as I do!

  9. Amanda Walker Graber says:

    these sound SO GOOD! can’t wait to try them 🙂

  10. Linh says:

    I remember mom frniyg cauliflower and I have had it only once since leaving home 60 years ago.That was one day when my wife was gone, I chopped up a whole head and deep fried it, eating it all alone with no sauce, just salt. The first batch came out almost burnt, oil was too hot. The second batch came out better but it is hard to cook and eat at the same time. Finally got it right but you fill up fast eating a whole head by yourself! So I cleaned up the oil spatter from the stove top, figuring I had pretty well got my wish for eating fried cauliflower again. Then my wife came home and asked what happened here . Apparently she can see a microscopic trace of cooking oil from 10 feet away. Hope you all had a good 4th, wife’s family had a successful wedding yesterday.Jerry

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