If you’re like me, you can’t make it past 9a.m. without something in your stomach…but getting up 10 minutes earlier to scarf down a proper breakfast is impossible.
These cookies are the perfect solution. They’re more filling than a store bought granola bar and just as easy to grab on your way out the door. Plus they’re delicious.
I’ve tried a few different recipes in my search for the perfect breakfast cookie but most were too crumbly. After a bit of tinkering, I’ve landed on the trifecta of moistness, texture and a touch of sweet.
This batch will make about 20 cookies, so two weeks worth of workday brekkies if you’re sharing. If you store them in an airtight container, they should stay fresh until you run out 🙂
- 1 1/2 cups large flake oats (rolled, not instant oats)
- 1 2/3 cups whole grain flour (whole wheat will do)
- 1/2 cup bran
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix together the first six ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a saucepan on low heat, melt together the coconut oil, canola oil, maple syrup and brown sugar.
- Pour the oil and sugar mixture over the dry ingredients and stir.
- Add eggs and vanilla and stir.
- Mix in cherries and pepitas or your choice of dried fruit and nuts (you could even get a little wild and add some chocolate chips.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper and scoop golf ball sized mounds of cookie dough onto the sheets. If you’re using your hands instead of a scoop, you may need to rinse them with water occasionally to avoid sticking.
- Bake cookies for 12 minutes and let them cool slightly on the baking sheet before moving them to a cooling rack.
These make a great after school snack too! Or you could toss one in with your lunch for an afternoon pick-me-up.
For those of you who are calorie conscious, each cookie contains approximately:
- 185 calories
- 2 grams fibre
- 5 grams sugar
- 129 mg sodium
- 11 grams fat
Now you have no excuse to skip the most important meal of the day! Bon appetite, breakfast eaters!