Since February, I've been methodically going through different breakfast cookie recipes. Most of them are either too blah and banana-y or really good, but should be saved for dessert. I tried my best to come up with something that balanced both: I want to enjoy it like a cookie, but know that it's packed with good stuff. I ended up using a LOT of ingredients to achieve this perfect breakfast cookie, hence the name.
|Also worth noting, I used a chocolate peanut butter in this batch, so they're a bit darker brown.|
|about to go in the oven|
Kitchen Sink Breakfast Cookies
(makes about 12-16 cookies)
1 large egg
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 medium ripe bananas
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons nut butter of your choice
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix-ins should equal a cup or so. Here's the combination I use, but you can change it up however you like with different dried fruit, nuts, etc.
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix flour, almond meal, oats, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and flaxseed together. Set aside.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk egg and sugar together until smooth. Add in vanilla and bananas - I just throw them in whole and let them get mashed in the mixer. Add the melted and cooled butter, honey and nut butter. Mix until combined.
Gradually add in dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Lastly, put in your 'mix-ins' like the chocolate chips, dried cranberries, walnuts, coconut and sunflower seeds. drop dollops (about 1/4 cup each) of batter onto a nonstick baking sheet or silpat mat, placing them about an inch apart. Bake for 12 minutes, or until set and lightly golden around the edges.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
This weeks eats:
- Monday - Pizza
- Tuesday - Thai Ground Beef (a Cooking Light favorite)
- Wednesday - Alpine Chicken Casserole (long time family recipe similar to this one from Cooks.com)
- Thursday - Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese (from Recipe Girl)
- Friday - Chicken Taquitos (from Our Best Bites)
- Saturday - Turkey Spaghetti (like our Arrabiatta, but with ground turkey)
- Sunday - Portobello and Spinach Pesto Panninis (from Yes, I Want Cake)