Breakfast Cookies

Happy National Cookie Day! In honor of this ‘holiday’ I created a batch of breakfast cookies!

It was perfect timing because Monk Fruit in the Raw is sponsoring a contest through Recipe ReDux, to challenge members to use their new zero-calorie sweetener to create a baked good. It’s easy to bake with because it measures cup for cup like granulated sugar. Using Monk Fruit in the Raw is a simple way to cut back on sugar and calories.

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Cookies for breakfast? Yes!! These are packed full of whole grains, protein, fiber, and low in sugar. Using Monk Fruit in the Raw kept these cookie low in sugar while still providing a sweet taste.

Pair these cookies with some fruit and a glass of milk or yogurt for a well balanced meal to help you power through the morning.

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Cumberland Packing Corp. and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Breakfast Cookies
Makes 16 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener
2/3 cup almond butter
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg  

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray. Set aside.
 
2. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined. The dough will be thick and stiff.
 
3. Take about 1/4 cup of dough (I used an ice cream scoop) and drop on the prepared cookie sheet. Slightly flatten the tops into desired thickness. The cookies will not spread in the oven.
 
4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Allow to cool on baking sheets.
 
5. Enjoy a cookie for breakfast with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk for a well rounded breakfast!


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These cookies were ridiculously easy to make. All you need is 1 bowl some healthy ingredients and 30 minutes to spare. Make these and have breakfast ready to go all week. Swap in an out different seeds, nuts, and dried fruit to what you prefer.


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(nutrition facts based on calorie count)

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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