Monday, March 23

Easy SunButter Breakfast Cookies

I wanted to share a healthy recipe with you that my kids just gobble up. These Easy SunButter Breakfast Cookies are great solutions for a fast breakfast or snack. I usually make a double batch and store them in the freezer. They defrost rather quickly so you can pop them in a lunch bag or eat them as a bedtime snack.

Oh, and you know they have to be egg free, dairy free and nut free!

My 2 year old toddler ate 4.5 of these yesterday. Honest!
nut free, dairy free, gluten free, egg free

You know what? I didn't mind that she chowed down on them. I truly love these breakfast cookies because they:
  • Are made of whole foods and real food
  • Are vegan (egg-free, dairy-free and can be made with maple syrup instead of honey to be truly vegan)
  • Are gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats
  • Taste just a little sweet, almost like a healthy granola bar, but not too sweet
  • Have no added refined sugar
  • Are easy and you probably have most of these ingredients
See? You probably already have all this in your kitchen!
Easy SunButter breakfast cookies

Easy SunButter Breakfast Cookies
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Adapted from a Breakfast Cookie Recipe in Dr. Oz's magazine
Makes 20 cookies

Ingredients:

Mix together first:
3 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup SunButter
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup to make it truly vegan)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Fold in at the end:
1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut (or coconut flakes)
1/3 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds + sunflower seeds (any combination you'd like)
1/3 cup dried fruit (in the past, I've combine raisins, Craisins and dried dates - use any combination you'd like)

Directions:
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Mash bananas with fork
  • Stir in oats, SunButter, honey (or maple syrup), vanilla, salt and cinnamon
  • Fold in coconut, seeds and dried fruit
  • Let mixture sit for 10 minutes so oats absorb liquid
  • Drop by about 1/8 cup fulls (scooped about half of the mixture into a 1/4 cup and used a spoon to drop it onto the cookie sheet) onto baking sheets
  • Flatten cookies with a fork
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes or until slightly golden brown

This is a photo of the cookies before baking. It was hard not to eat the "batter".
Easy SunButter Breakfast Cookies

Easy SunButter Breakfast Cookies

If you like nut-free SunButter recipes, you might also like:

SunButter Baked Oatmeal

No Bake Oat Balls

Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars

SunButter Chocolate Cups

1 comments:

Brittanys Pantry said...

Can't wait to make these! They definitely sound like something that would become a staple in our house! Pinning so I don't forget!!

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