Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Makes 12 cookies
Cookies for breakfast you say! And why not once in a while, since they have a powerhouse of the right ingredients to help you start your day and get on your way. Good for more than just breakfast, an on-the-go snack or for children's lunch boxes. Perfectly chewy and irresistible with just the right amount of sweetness.
The addition of banana maintains the moistness in this cookie, but you are still able to enjoy some crispness that you would expect from a cookie. Nutrition-rich omega 3 blueberry breakfast cookies free of refined sugars (except the optional choc-chips), filled with fibre and 'full-belly, satisfying goodness.
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 medium banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup almond meal/flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups rolled oats, gluten free if desired
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecan
Optional: 1/3 cup dark or milk chocolate chips
Flax-seed meal has a delicate nutty flavour, is a top source of omega 3 fats, vitamin B and fibre, Aztec warriors ate chia seeds to give them high energy and endurance. These tiny seeds are easy to digest and rich in omega 3, magnesium and manganese minerals.
Oat fibre, is incredibly nutritious and well-balanced with important nutrients like manganese, phosphorus and magnesium, Walnuts are packed with omega 3 and anti-inflammatory properties, and contain unique and powerful anti-oxidants, as do low glycemic blueberries. Naturally sweet banana is a carbohydrate with the essential vitamin B6 and potassium.