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If you’re anything like me, breakfast is usually a meal that you’re grabbing as you run out the door. I try to be as healthy as possible, but I don’t always make the healthiest choices in the morning -- especially since my sweet tooth seems to be at its biggest before 10 am! I keep these breakfast cookies on hand because they make for a guilt-free and quick option. They contain no butter, no flour and no sugar! And they are super easy to grab as you head out!
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
1 cup coconut flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/4 cup of almond meal
1/2 cup mixed nuts, finely chopped
1 cup dried fruit (I used 1/3 chopped dried dates, 1/3 raisins and 1/3 apricots)
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl mix together the rolled oats, coconut flakes, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and almond meal. Add the dried fruit and mix well. (Make sure to keep the fruit from sticking together in big chunks)
In a separate bowl combine the bananas, canola oil and vanilla extract and mix well. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until well incorporated.
Roll the mix into small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Press down the tops of the balls to form a cookie shape and bake for 20 min at 350F or until the sides turn brown.