Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cookies for Breakfast!

The title is no joke, my friend. I am now going to share with you cookies that you can, must and will eat for breakfast! And they're good for you! No eggs, no butter, no sugar but holy curse word are these things scrumptious!

Susan's "Holy curse word, these things are scrumptious!" Healthy Breakfast Cookie.
because something this good, needs that long of a title.

1 & 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
1 cup coconut flakes (sweetend or un, your call)
1/2 teasp salt
1 teasp cinnamon (or more, whatevs)
1/2 teasp of pumpkin spice
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup mixed nuts finley chopped (i used slivered almonds)
1 cup dried fruit (1/2 craisins, 1/2 dried apricots)
3 ripe bananas (that means black spots, ppl)
1/4 cup canola or veg. oil
1 teasp vanilla extract

Let's make some magic:
preheat the oven to 350* line baking sheets with parchment or foil- do not grease!
In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, brown rice flour, nuts and coconut flakes. Stir in the cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Add dried fruit, making sure it doesn't clump.

In another bowl, combine bananas, oil and vanilla.
Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir well until combined.
*NOTE- this will not look like normal cookie dough, no eggs, remember!?

Now you must make a choice, you can either spoon heap-fulls onto the baking sheet and bake for 20mins until they're golden brown and your house smells like Christmas-oatmeal, OR you can just spoon it into your mouth-- no eggs, it's totally safe!

Okay, you chose the baking route- wise choice. well, find something to do for 20 minutes.
Pinterest is always an excellent time-killer....

When they are done, remove them from the pan to a cooling rack- try to resist the urge to shove them immediately in your face, they are HOT.

When cooled, please, by all means, "hoover it" (movie reference!) And when you find yourself saying "Oh, My Lanta!" with cookie in your mouth....you're welcome. :-)

Shalan have a cookie??