Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back to school breakfast cookies

Most schools in Tennessee have already gone back to school.  Our classes won't be starting til the end of the month, but I've been test baking these yummy breakfast cookies.  Em sent me the recipe and after a teensy tweak I've not had a single complaint.   

Big hit with boys and farm workers alike.  Made with no sugar, lots of protein, healthy coconut oil and chia, I think they might be a perfect fit into your back to school breakfast program.  

:: Breakfast cookies::
makes approx 2 dozen
preheat oven to 325
3 over ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 c nut butter
3 fresh eggs, room temp
3 T coconut oil, not quite liquified
1 c ground oatmeal, or quick oats
1/4 c chia seeds
1/3 c unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 c raisins
1/2 choc chips, or just press into cookie tops
Mash bananas in a medium mixing bowl.  Add nut butter and stir well to combine.  Add eggs and coconut oil, then oats, chia, coconut and raisins.  Let the soupy-ish batter sit for about 10 minutes while you get the parchment paper out and line your cookie sheets. 

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls and press down a little bit.  They don't spread, so whatever shape they are when you put them into the oven they will be when you pull them out.  

Bake for about 25-30 minutes (mine take 27)- you might want to rotate your pans about half way through, but it's not necessary.  

They really are that easy to make.  You won't be disappointed, and I think with the chocolate chips, even picky eaters will try them...


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Paula said...

These look really good and filling, too.

Becky said...

Thanks for this recipe! My oldest is off to kindergarten in three weeks (boo hoo) and I've been looking for ways to encourage a healthy breakfast to start the day. I'm going to try these. I've never heard of chia, though - where do you get it?

Richella said...

Liberty, I love healthful breakfast ideas. I also happen to like using bananas in baked goods--who needs additional sugar?

Questions: do you use peanut butter, or would you recommend something different?

Coconut oil is good for you? Really??

What's chia?

Thanks for linking up to Grace at Home!!

Tulip TrueAim said...

Kids love cookies for breakfast! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

Courtney Valdes said...

Awesome site! Thanks so much for visiting Musings of an Imperfect Mom. Following you now. :)

Judee said...

It's so hard to get kids to eat healthy foods. They want something fast and tasty. Your cookie is perfect, especially on a busy school morning. I'm sending this to my daughter in law for my grand kids. Love that it uses chia seeds! Thanks for your visit to Gluten Free A-Z

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

These sound just wonderful! Who wouldn't want cookies for breakfast? Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment about the Cottage Cheese Pancakes. I don't know how my mom ended up with the recipe, but it has been a keeper for many years. Hope you'll visit Posed Perfection again.


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