The Infamous Breakfast Cookie

As the Fitnessista’s Breakfast Cookie took blog world by storm, I was skeptical. I love oatmeal for breakfast… whether it’s cooked on the stove or soaked over night in milk and yogurt, oats are pure breakfast bliss.

I’d read my share of posts where people raved about the breakfast cookie. I was turned off because everyone was putting protein powder in theirs and protein powder ain’t my thing. I thought protein powder was a key ingredient in getting it work so I never tried it.

Fortunately, I saw Meghann’s version sans protein powder, and suddenly the clouds began to part, angels started to sing and I saw the light.

Here’s my version, a chocolate breakfast cookie!

1/2 c rolled oats
1 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
1 Tbsp sliced almonds (optional)
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (optional, cocoa powder for a chocolate cookie, but it’s just as good without it)
1 banana, 1/2 mashed, 1/2 set aside.
1 Tbsp almond butter (or any nut butter)
A splash chocolate unsweetened almond milk (1 – 2 Tbps? And any kind of milk will do)

Throw oats, flax, and sliced almonds into a bowl.

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Mash your banana!

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Add banana, almond butter and cocoa powder to bowl and stir.

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Add almond milk (or milk of your choice) until it’s wet and a little soupy. I like mine more moist but others seem to like their more dry. Personal preference.

Once well combined, put onto a plate and flatten into your “cookie”

ready_for_fridge

I use to cover mine with wax paper but now I just throw it in the fridge as-is overnight. The oats will soften as they soak up the milk and the banana and almond butter firm it up and hold it together. I also found that I had to tweak this recipe to my own liking before I was hooked. You might want to use less liquid, different nut butters, nuts, raisins, chocolate chips. The combos are endless. Believe me, it’s worth experimenting with until you find your own personal breakfast cookie perfection.

In the morning, top with slices of the other half of the banana. Zak said this looked like a cow pie. Cow Pie Surprise, to be exact. Well then let me eat cow pie.

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Totally yummy and different, I can’t believe I waited so long to try it! A big thanks to Gina for your fabulous breakfast creation, and thanks to Meghann for showing me it’s possible to make it without protein powder!

Go on now, what are you waiting for?

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10 Responses

  1. Ok, Ali…This does look Yummy. How many cal is it?

    • Actually, I haven’t really added up it up yet…. but ball park figure? Let’s say

      oats 150
      almond butter 90
      flax 30
      almond milk 20
      almonds 45
      banana 100

      That’s 435…. lately I’ve been leaving out the almonds and putting a bit more than a 1/2 c of oats. I’ve also made a non-chocolate version, with oats minus the chocolate and vanilla unsweetened hemp milk. It was good but this chocolate version is my current favorite! (Obsession!)

  2. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this yet – your version looks like perfection! Seriously, it sounds suited exactly to my tastes. Hopefully I will be noshing on one of these in the a.m. very, very soon.

  3. Shoot, I just made this with quick oats instead of rolled oats! I hope it works. I subbed in pumpkin puree + spices for the banana and left out the cocoa powder. We will see!

  4. I think quick oats would be fine, they are just cut rolled oats. They are a little smaller so they cook faster. I LOVE the idea of a pumpkin breakfast cookie though! Especially because I’ve been eating fruit alone lately, I was thinking I needed a new “binder” and pumpkin would be perfect because it’s a vegetable! YAHOO thanks for sharing this idea!

  5. Update: Using quick oats, the cookie didn’t turn into a cookie at all. It was mush on a plate. I ended up heating it for a few seconds and ate it with a spoon. Not bad but not great. I will try it again with thicker oats next time!

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  8. nice breakfast cookie…..

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