Cookies for Breakfast?

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When I think of healthy breakfast I think of smoothies, healthy muffins, sprouted toast with coconut oil and natural nut butter, yogurt with healthy granola, cookies…wait, cookies? Yup!

I recently discovered a recipe for Healthy Breakfast Cookies that taste good, and are full of the breakfast staples: bran flakes, oats, milk, Greek yogurt and eggs. My 2-year old son loves them, and so do I. They’re high in fibre, protein and naturally sweetened with honey. They’re the perfect healthy breakfast to grab when you’re on the go!

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Makes 15 – 20 large cookies

Ingredients
3 cups Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes, crushed (when crushed, it equals 2 cups)
2 cups oats
2 tbsp. flaxseed
1-2 tbsp. cinnamon
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup raw, unpasteurized honey
1 large free-from or organic egg
½ cup unsweetened nut milk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
¾ cup organic raisins*

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine bran flakes, oatmeal, flaxseed and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, applesauce, vanilla, honey, egg and milk. Mix well. Add baking soda and baking powder and mix well. Gradually add the cereal-oatmeal mixture to the yogurt mixture and stir after each addition. Fold in the raisins.

Scoop 1/4 cup of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Lightly press down to flatten. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. Let cool on baking rack and store in fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.

*Other possible additions: berries, chopped peach, shredded carrots or zucchini.

Recipe adapted from Pip and Debbie

About Lauren

Welcome! I’m Lauren Follett.

A couple years ago, while working in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, I decided to pursue my passion for healthy living and enrolled in the Distance Education program with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I studied on my lunch breaks, after work, on the weekends, and while travelling through South America.

The world of health & nutrition can be confusing. There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to health: low fat, low calories, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free…leaving you confused, frustrated, and wondering where to start. That’s where I come in.

As a Registered Nutritionist, my goal is to help you accomplish your health & wellness goals. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, which requires you to get educated, and learn how to make healthy choices.

I’m dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach & motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss healthy living strategies and create customized nutrition programs that fit with their life.

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2 Responses to Cookies for Breakfast?

  1. Vero January 17, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    The recipe sounds healthy and delish , but it would be great if calories per cookie and fat content were listed.

    • Lauren January 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

      Thank you! Each cookie is approximately 120 calories with about 1.5g of fat. Enjoy!

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