Breakfast Cookies – Healthy and High Protein
Want a quick morning boost or snack before a sporting event and tired of all the commercial cereal bars?
Try these healthy breakfast cookies containing oatmeal, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. These cookies are a good source of fiber and protein and I have found these cookies to be very filling. They have a hint of sweetness with a great combination of flavors and textures.
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 egg
- 3 Tlb. unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 c. greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 Tlb. nut butter (I used almond butter)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tlb. cocoa powder
- 1/4 c. almond flour or wheat. flour
- 2 scoops protein powder-(I used whey vanilla protein) Chocolate might be good, if you are a big fan of chocolate.
- 1 3/4 c. quick oats
- 1/4c. sunflower seeds
- 1/4c. chopped pecans
- 1/4c. chopped walnuts
- 1/4c. chopped crasins
- 1/4c. chopped tropical dried fruit
- 1 Tlb. honey
- Preheat oven to 350 deg. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
- Cream butter.
- Add in the rest of the liquid ingredients (including yogurt and nut butter) and beat until well combined.
- Add in dry ingredients ( except oats, dried fruit, nuts) and mix until combined.
- Mix in oats, followed by any additional add-ins.
- Spoon onto cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until cookie starts to brown and is firm to touch
This is a wonderful alternative to commercial cereal and protein bars. I took these cookies for snacks at Sunday school and everyone really enjoyed them. Try two cookies with 8 oz. skim or 1% milk for a very healthy, quick and convenient breakfast. cb