Gluten Free Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies! Fresh Fruit combined with gluten free oats to make healthy breakfast cookies. Great for breakfast to go, snacks, or dessert. Easy to make, dairy free with egg free/nut free options!
Happy Almost September friends. I hope you take this time to really enjoy this last bit of Summer. I am really trying to sip and savor happiness with these perfect Summer nights.
Many of us will also be celebrating Labor this next long weekend, but I still wanted to post a meal prep recipe (that also happens to be red and blue) to keep the back to school motivation going. I know I know, you guys already have your mind set on weekend shenanigans and BBQ eats, but just think, these gluten free berry oatmeal breakfast cookies will make a great travel snack and/or a healthy breakfast to go! Plus they are made in one bowl, so very little labor is involved. Haha, get it?
Besides, who doesn’t love berry flavored oatmeal cookies anyway?Especially one that’s made with fresh summer berries and is TOTALLY allowed to be eaten at breakfast! That’s worth some extra celebrating, yes?
Speaking of breakfast and cookies, these breakfast cookies haves actually been our go to for breakfast come lately.
Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies for Meal Prep = GENIUS!
You see, a few weeks ago my husband started a new job, yea!! But that also meant I needed to step up my meal prep game! So I made a bunch of breakfast cookies (mini size and big size) then froze a half. That way all I had to do was just reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven. The smell alone of cinnamon, coconut sugar, and oatmeal heated is just delightful. Now combine that with all that fresh natural sweetness of the berries and it’s like an explosion of breakfast meets snickerdoodle cookie all in one. OK I might be exaggerating a bit. But you get what I mean.
The other reason I absolutely ADORE these festive breakfast cookies are because the combination of gluten free oats and vitamin C rich fruits (like berries) actually help increase your chromium absorption.
What makes an oatmeal breakfast cookie healthy?
I know what you’re thinking. .. uh.. you’re going to talk nerdy nutrition again? Yes, yes I am! And I’ll nerd out on why we need this certain type of mineral, Chromium. Mmm k?
Chromium is a trace minerals that the body needs to support the growth, development and other various physiological systems. It’s also needed for proper glucose absorption from the blood. When your levels of chromium are too low, blood sugars may rise, which can cause that HANGRY sensation and definitely not good for the those adrenals glands. We can’t stress over that, right? Which is why Chromium is so important, especially at BREAKFAST. Chromium rich foods include broccoli, Brewer’s yeast, nuts and oatmeal!!! YEA! So you see my whole plan here right?
Berries –> Vitamin C + Oatmeal –> Chromium = AMAZING NOURISHING BREAKFAST COOKIE and just plain delicious.
See, gluten free cookies can actually be a health food. A health food that taste like a REAL cookie though. Ya know?
Okay, so all you need to make these gluten free oatmeal breakfast cookies are fresh berries, a little coconut sugar, gluten free oats, a few handfuls of nuts or pumpkin seeds, eggs, and gluten free pancake mix or gluten free multi-purpose flour, and ONE BOWL –> BAM!
The cool thing about using gluten free pancake mix in this recipe is that you can make the batch egg free. I suggest using a whole grain gluten free pancake mix or food allergy friendly pancake mix that doesn’t require you using eggs in the original cooking instruction. No egg is needed but it does help create texture and volume.
Alright, let’s get this meal prepping, back to school snacking, patriotic cookie party started, mmm k?Print
P.S And if you are looking for a gluten free multi purpose flour mix for this recipe, we use Bob’s Redmill Gluten Free 1:1 mix. It’s great for baking too! And no, they didn’t pay me to say that. 😛
P.P.s feel free to add a boost of antioxidants to these one bowl breakfast cookies! A little drizzle of melted dark chocolate does a body good! Just sayin…
Whatcha makin this weekend?
Do you meal prep for breakfast? Breakfast cookies of anyone?
These Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies from Beaming Baker are on my list to make next!!
Alright wonderful people, have a great week!
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