These oatmeal cookies are the socially acceptable way to eat cookies for breakfast. I mean, who doesn’t like cookies for breakfast?
I’m eating the last of these oatmeal cookies as I’m writing this post in my bed. But I don’t have to weep over their soon-to-be-absence. I have a new batch sitting on the cookie sheet and will bake them the first thing in the morning. Yup, I eat these cookies morning and night.
But before you think I’ve completely given up on myself, hear me out. Not only are these oatmeal cookies irresistibly delicious, but they also feature some of the healthiest ingredients I love. They are full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats thanks to the almond butter and almond flour, as well as flax seeds and oats. They are also vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened with bananas and maple syrup instead of refined sugar. These healthy breakfast cookies are simply a nutritional win!
The texture of these cookies is halfway in between a cookie and a muffin. They are moist, slightly dense, and perfect for breakfast. As much as I like my grain-free granola for breakfast, I don’t always have time to actually sit down to a breakfast. There. I said it. Between taking care of a 2-year old, preparing food for my husband before he heads off to work, and teaching morning fitness classes, sometimes I’m proud of myself if I even get to eat something. And that’s when these oatmeal cookies or my favorite banana-sweetened granola bars become a lifesaver.
Whether you’re pressed for time in the mornings or not, having quick and easy breakfast recipes up your sleeve is essential for making mornings easier. I usually make a large batch of these cookies and freeze them for when I need them. No more decision-making between brushing my hair and feeding myself on busy mornings!