Ever look at the calendar for the upcoming week and just go…ahhhhh!
I really just have toddlers at home right now so the busy-ness is pretty contained to just at home, but last week seemed to be one of those weeks that it seemed every appointment in the world was made in one week, and everything unexpected that could happen, did!
I got to Sunday and decided I wanted to have a better jump on mornings so I could get caught up this week, so I played around with a breakfast cookie recipe I have been working on for a while.Well I finally hit the nail on the head and wanted to share it with you! Perfectly soft, chewy, and simply sweet…they are the perfect texture (finally!) and flavor!
I hope this helps your mornings go smoother without the nourishment-less cereal and the same old oatmeal stand by.Batch them up for the week and/or for the freezer and you are set! The making process is so fast!
- 1 banana, mashed (or ½ cup applesauce – whatever you have!)
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup blanched almond flour (if you are nut free use another ¼ coconut flour OR grind up sunflower seeds into “flour” and use ½ cup of that)
- ½ cup peanut butter (or almond butter, or if you are nut free use sunbutter)
- ¾ cup shredded coconut
- 2 eggs (if you are egg free use an egg replacer or 2 flax eggs)
- ½ cup dried fruit (raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruit – whatever you have!)
- 2-4 TB pure maple syrup or honey (depending on your sweet preference)
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 TB cinnamon
- Literally just dump everything into a medium mixing bowl and combine with a spatual or wooden spoon – easy!
- Spoon onto a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet – makes 10-12 cookies depending on the size you want.
- Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Let them cool before getting them off the baking sheet.
- This takes maybe 10 minutes to put together and then the cook time – you really could do this up on a Sunday night and even double/triple batch for the week and for the freezer.
- Let me know if I missed any food allergy subs – I want to help you make this work!
- Why not just go for the quick box of cereal you ask? PLEASE READ THIS to educate yourself on why even organic boxed cereals are dangerous for gut health. PLEASE – I want to help you make a real food breakfast work – talk to me! Let me help you figure out how to do a real food breakfast for your family!
- I serve these with raw milk to drink for my girls – if they are particularly hungry they may take a hardboiled egg or something along with them on the run but these fill them up good – I usually have my raw milk with one or two, and may take a hardboiled egg along with me or do a couple TB of coconut oil and that keeps me going for the whole morning.
- HERE is another one of my fast morning breakfast staples in muffin form!
Let me know if these help your mornings run a little smoother!