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Healthy Breakfast Cookies: Easy, Tasty, Customizable

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Are you ready to say goodbye to blah breakfasts and hello to tasty fuel for your day? I’m obsessed with these healthy breakfast cookies, and I can’t wait to share the recipe with you! It’s so versatile, perfect if you crave variety like I do.

Think of it as a “choose your own adventure” recipe. Here’s why I love it:

  • Quick & Easy: Busy mornings? No problem!
  • Customizable: Mix and match your favorite flavors.
  • Feel-Good Fuel: Packed with healthy ingredients.
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My Favorite Combo: Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Dream

Today, I whipped up a batch of pumpkin spice peanut butter cookies with oats, coconut, raisins, and flaxseed. It’s like fall in your mouth! If pumpkin’s not your thing, no worries. Swap it out for more peanut butter (or any nut butter!), try honey instead of maple syrup… get creative!

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The Basic Blueprint

Now, this isn’t some exact-measurements-or-bust recipe. Here’s the gist:

  1. The Wet Stuff: Combine peanut butter, pumpkin (or your sub), maple syrup/honey, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice (yum!), and salt.
  2. Choose Your “Whatevers”: About 3 cups total! Here’s where it gets fun:
    • Oats (essential!)
    • Raisins, chocolate chips, dried cranberries…
    • Nuts & seeds (walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.)
    • Coconut, hemp hearts, flaxseed, chia seeds… the possibilities are endless!
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Healthy Breakfast Cookies
 
Recipe Type: Cookies
Author: Casey
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 20 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (try for peanut butter that actually just has peanuts in it)
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups of your mix in choices
  • For the calories amounts listed below, my 3 cups were:
  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 cup coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Scoop up tbs size balls of mixture and press on to baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on size of cookie.
Serving size: 1 Cookie Calories: 137 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 13 Protein: 4

Important Note: Portion Control Matters

These cookies are packed with good stuff, but they’re also calorie-dense. Enjoy them, but be mindful – it’s easy to eat a LOT!

Let me know how you customize your cookies! Share your creations and tag #welcometotheonepercent

Healthy Breakfast Cookie FAQs

Q: Are these breakfast cookies really healthy?

A: That depends on your ingredients! These cookies offer a base for healthier choices compared to many store-bought breakfast options. Choose whole-food ingredients, watch your sugar, and be mindful of portion sizes for the best health benefits.

Q: Can I make these breakfast cookies gluten-free?

A: Absolutely! Use certified gluten-free oats, and double-check that your other ingredients (like coconut, spices, etc.) are also gluten-free.

Q: Can I make these cookies ahead of time?

A: Yes! These cookies freeze beautifully. Bake them, let them cool completely, then freeze in an airtight container for a grab-and-go breakfast.

Q: My cookies came out too dry/too crumbly. What did I do wrong?

A: A few things might be the culprit:

  • Overbaking: Start checking for doneness around the 12-minute mark.
  • Too Much Dry Stuff: Stick to around 3 cups total of your mix-ins.
  • Not Enough Wet Stuff: If your dough seems super crumbly, add a little more pumpkin, nut butter, or an extra egg.

Q: I don’t have all the ingredients on hand. Can I still make these?

A: That’s the beauty of this recipe! Be creative with what you have. If you’re missing a core ingredient like oats, consider quick-cooking oatmeal packets as a base. The point is to have fun and make it work for you.

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