Friday, September 7, 2012

Breakfast Cookie?

It's been awhile since I've posted a recipe but I'm sure all of you are still enjoying batches of these
My friend Kelly is here to get us back in the kitchen with an awesome recipe I cannot wait to try! 
Thanks, Kelly!

I don’t eat breakfast.

I know, I know…it’s the most important meal of the day, blah, blah, blah. But guess what’s more important to me? 15 extra minutes of sleep! 

However, this year I’ve been making more of an effort to get some nutrients before noon. I started with inking Naked Juice Green Machines and when I saw a recipe on Pinterest for "Breakfast Cookies" I thought I’d give them a try. If I can’t make myself eat cookies for breakfast, it may be a lost cause…

So, let me introduce you to Breakfast Cookies.
They’re super easy to make because there’s only five ingredients, plus they’re healthy!

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1.5 cups of oatmeal (I’ve had the best luck with the ‘quick cooking’ kinds) 
  • 3 veeeeery ripe bananas 
  • 1 cup of applesauce (Tried to find the sugar free applesauce but wasn’t having any luck at my most recent trip to the grocery store. Next time I’ll look harder!) 
  • Handful of dried cherries (You could also use dried cranberries or blueberries – or a combo!) 
  • Cinnamon to-taste

Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet. The recipe makes about 12 cookies which is perfect for a full week of breakfasts and snacks. Pop into the oven (preheated to 350 degrees) for 30-35 minutes.

These breakfast cookies are super yummy and healthy. And EASY to grab on my way out the door in the morning. I also like to take one to work for a late afternoon snack. 

I’m still trying to perfect storage of these cookies – they tend to get a little mushy. So far, I’ve found that keeping them in a Ziplock storage container, with the lid left open a bit, in the refrigerator, is the best way to keep them soft but not mushy. 

So if you want your beauty sleep plus a healthy breakfast, try these out!

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