Make Cookies part of a healthy breakfast with these Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies! This gluten free breakfast cookie recipe is made with simple wholesome ingredients and unrefined sugars. Portable, easy, delicious! Flourless cookie option included.
Hi friends! Just letting you know this breakfast cookie recipe originally published a few years ago, but we’ve recently tested and flourless option (with gluten free oats) and love it! Now we’re sharing it with you today, along with the original flour option and video.
A Breakfast Cookie Recipe Defined!
Two words.. BREAKFAST COOKIES. They belong together, right? But why? Other than the pure fact that I will wake up for breakfast cookies and coffee with much more enthusiasm than say, toast. Haha!
But what makes a breakfast cookie a breakfast cookie? This is a serious question. Is it because it’s healthier so you can justify eating cookies for breakfast? Is it that it’s portable or kid friendly? Is it that many breakfast cookies recipe are made with breakfast foods; ie.e banana or whole-grain oatmeal ? Is it that it contains fruit? Or should we just call it a healthyish cookie and be done with it.
If we were going by Wikipedia standards, a cookie can be defined as
“A cookie is a baked or cooked food that is small, flat and sweet. It usually contains flour, sugar and some type of oil or fat. It may include other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, etc. Wikipedia”
You see, this really doesn’t justify our answer.
Well my friends, we don’t have time to debate on whether these chocolate almond butter cookies or healthy breakfast cookies are really just cookies. But I do know this! They are gluten free, dairy free, paleo friendly, and refined sugar free. Either way, these cookies are made to nourish or enjoy ANYTIME of day! A breakfast on the go or midnight snack with milk….make that non dairy milk for me. 😉 milk.
Stay with me here, we are going to take this cookie definition to a whole new healthy level.
INGREDIENTS for healthy breakfast cookies:
- dark chocolate
- almond butter
- oat flour (or gluten free ground oats) or gluten free flour.
5 Ingredients that Make these Breakfast Cookies Healthy!
- FIRST – > Banana. This is what’s going to replace the oil and some of the sugar. It’s rich in potassium, magnesium, plus it gives it that breakfast taste!
- SECOND – > We have a gluten free starch. Tapioca or ground oats! Both rich in fiber and flourless!
- THIRD – > One egg. You know for protein and such. Bonus: Rich in choline too!
- And FOURTH--> Almond butter, obviously. Healthy fats and rich in Vitamin E
- And FIFTH – > Molasses. Oh yea!! Plant based iron to boot! A natural sugar with a good source of minerals.
Then there is an option to leave these cookies plain, without the dip in dark chocolate. They turn out soft and taste similar to banana oatmeal cookies. Not a bad taste if you ask me. 😉
That being said, dark chocolate is healthy and contains loads of antioxidants. So chocolate for breakfast is totally allow. You’re welcome.
How to Make Chocolate Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies VIDEO
I also drizzled these cookies with extra melted almond butter and sparkling cane sugar. Oops. Totally optional though! Hey, that’s just my inner foodie wanting everything to look pretty. Can you blame me?Print
All in all think of this as nutter butter cookies meets banana breakfast cookies meets almond butter chocolate chip cookies. Or something like that. 🙂
But the question remains…. is this a cookie or breakfast cookie?
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