Beyond Oats, 5 Breakfast Cookies To Start Your Day Right

It's time for breakfast cookies to take over from cereal. You won't find a lot of sugar in these cookies. Instead, they often have dried fruit, nuts, oats, and other whole grains in them to make them healthy. This makes a healthy snack that you can eat on the go if you want something sweet with your coffee in the morning. Instead of refined sugar, honey and maple syrup are used in a lot of breakfast cookie recipes. While these are natural sources, remember that they are still sugar. Overall, it is believed that breakfast cookies are generally better for you than sugary cereals or granola bars. 

For additional reasons, breakfast cookies might be a wise choice. Fruits like raisins, bananas, and dried cherries not only add natural sweetness but also nutrition. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that a medium banana has 422 milligrams of potassium and 3 grams of fibre. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that potassium is an essential element for adequate fluid balance, proper muscle and kidney function, and overall health. An added calorie-free dimension to the flavour is achieved by using extracts and spices. 

On top of that, you can whip up an extra batch and store it in the freezer for a quick snack or breakfast on the move. Are you ready to start your day with a cookie? Take a look at these nutritious choices. 

Vegan Breakfast Cookies 

Oats, nut and apple butter, maple syrup, banana, and a handful of dried cranberries, raisins, and pumpkin seeds are some of the healthy things that go into these vegan cookies. Pumpkin seeds, which are also called pepitas, are tasty and crunchy, and they are also very good for you.  

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies 

Mix gluten-free rolled oats, almond meal, and unsweetened shredded coconut together to make a base for hearty gluten-free breakfast cookies. For the mix-ins, pick different kinds of nuts (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts), seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, or flaxseed), and dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, or cherries). 

Spiced Almond Breakfast Cookies 

The cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and dried orange zest in this recipe make the breakfast cookies spicy and tasty. Besides that, these cookies have almonds in them, which are a great source of vitamin E and calcium. 

Peanut Butter Coconut Breakfast Cookies 

Make these cookies if you want something sweet, salty, and nutty. Oat flour, peanut butter, shredded coconut, honey, almonds, and oats make for a protein-and fibre-packed gluten-free cookie recipe.  Swap out the honey for maple syrup and the eggs for flax if you're trying to make this dish vegan. 

Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies 

The first step in making the recipe is to mix together the rolled oats, nut butter, and applesauce or jam. After that, it combines the bitterness of freeze-dried raspberries with the sweetness of tiny chocolate chips (use sugar-free chips if you're watching your sugar intake). Due to their little size, these mini-cookies are perfect for snacking on alone or topping with more dried fruit, shredded coconut, or chia seeds. It goes well with yoghurt or fresh fruit.