THERE ARE MORNINGS when you wake up, and you're like, "Let me take this day by storm!" But let's be honest, especially as the cooler weather sets in and the sun sleeps in 'til 8, most days it's tough to leave that warm cocoon of blankets. Let's throw a wrench in that whole thought process--What if getting up meant you could have cookies for breakfast? Repeat: COOKIES FOR BREAKFAST! And what if those cookies were good for you? That's why we set out to make our own dreams come true by concocting a delicious and nutritious cookie recipe that's a great way to start your day--and we totally nailed it!
This gluten-free, vegan recipe that has absolutely no added sugar and zero flour. What it does have is potassium-rich bananas, heart healthy oats, protein-packed peanut butter and some crunchy cacao nibs for a healthy does of antioxidants. The trick is roasting the bananas in the oven, which yields a toasty, sweet taste and a consistency that holds the cookies together. So go ahead and have a few. Even if you go into Cookie Monster mode, you won't have a thing to feel guilty about!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies
Yeild: Approximately 15 cookies
- 4 bananas
- 2 cups large oats, gluten-free certified
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1/8 cup coconut milk