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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yummy breakfast cookies

Yummy breakfast cookies

You worked hard all week to stay strong on your plant based lifestyle.  The weekend is finally here and you deserve a treat!  But not just any treat will do!  You need something that will fuel your day and is good for you.  Something you wont regret later.  Something to keep you on track, but still offer you a reward.  I came up with these breakfast cookies for just that need!
These cookies are full of good stuff!  Oatmeal, bananas, dates, raisins and applesauce.
These cookies are easy to make, and they make enough that you can share (or not!). Keep in mind that these are not traditional cookies.  They will not get crispy.  The soft texture is very nice though.  They are light and fluffy. Here is the recipe and instructions!

Preheat oven to 350*.
Line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone pad.  

1/4c unsweetened applesauce
2T chia seeds
1/2c date paste
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ripe/overripe bananas, mashed well
1/2c golden raisins
2T fine chopped walnuts
1c rolled oats
1/2c unbleached flour (you can sub with flour of choice here)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)

In a separate bowl, combine the applesauce, chia seeds, date paste and vanilla and bananas, mix until smooth.  Set aside so the chia seeds can start to gel.  (About 10 minutes)
In a large bowl combine the raisins, walnuts and the dry ingredients.  After 10 minutes, combine the wet ingredients into the dry.  Mix very well with a wooden spoon.
With an ice cream scoop, scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet.  I was able to fit 6 at a time.  With an offset spatula or a knife, flatten the cookies to your desired thickness.  The thicker they are, the chewier they will be.
Place in oven for 23-25 minutes.  The edges should just be getting golden.  
Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.  
Let cool completely before eating.  These can be stored in an air tight container or in bags and frozen.  
Serve with a nice Pero latte or a nice cup of tea!  Enjoy!!

(You can experiment and add fresh blueberries, or pomegranates) 

4 comments:

  1. What would be a healthy flour to sub that would also retain a great tasting cookie?

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  2. Boy are these good! I didn't have raisins, so subbed some dried cranberries. Next time I'll use slightly less date paste. I couldn't wait for them to completely cool of course (eating them still warm). ;) These are DELISH Michael!!

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  3. Boy are these good! I didn't have raisins, so subbed some dried cranberries. Next time I'll use slightly less date paste. I couldn't wait for them to completely cool of course (eating them still warm). ;) These are DELISH Michael!!

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