Thursday, June 26, 2014

Friday Faves...Breakfast Cookies!

I'm not fond of big breakfasts first thing in the morning.
Give me my coffee and let me savor that while I wake up first.
Then maybe I'll have a smoothie made with greek yogurt, fruit and flaxseed  
or some greek yogurt topped with a bit of homemade granola and fruit.
Healthy and easy are my usual preferences.

My daughter told me I should try the Breakfast Cookie recipe found in 
Shauna Niequist's fabulous book, Bread and Wine.
She makes them for her family and my granddaughters love them.

I finally made them, but as is my usual modus operandi, I tweaked the recipe.

Here's her recipe with what I did in parentheses.
Breakfast Cookies
In large bowl mix together:
3 large ripe mashed bananas
1/4 cup coconut oil (I used 1/4 cup peanut butter warmed in the microwave about 30 seconds)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add and stir until combined:
2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup almond meal
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (I used kosher salt)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Form the dough into 12 (1/4 cup sized) balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
Flatten the balls of dough a bit.
Bake 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes. 
(in my oven they took 18 minutes)

These are not too sweet, full of nutrition, and great with a cup of coffee.

Even the hubs, who loves his morning eggs and toast, gave these a thumbs up!

It's almost FRIDAY, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!


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  1. Ohh, delish! These breakfast cookies sound like a great idea for a change in our breakfasts. The ingredients actually look healthy, too! I may have to try out this recipe soon.
    Ps. Pretty pictures

    1. I hope you love them. I made a double batch and keep them in the freezer, then just take out enough for the next day or two.

  2. Sounds delicious! I'm going to try them when we get home from camping.

  3. Yum, yum, yum. This is so up my alley. These will be joining us at the breakfast table next week when we get back from camping, just as Adrienne said above. :-) And I'd love to plan another date soon -- maybe July? xoxo

    1. I would love to get together again! Hope you enjoy the breakfast cookies with your family.

  4. These cookies sound awesome. I have some I make and eat for breakfast
    that are gluten free, I am with you, something I can do quick and easy, works
    best for me, as I am not a typical breakfast
    Thanks for sharing this great sounding recipe, will sure be trying them.
    Blessings, Nelie

    1. Nellie, I made a double batch of these breakfast cookies and keep them in the freezer. I just thaw out a couple at a time. Works great!

    2. Great idea Elizabeth.........thanks!
      Sometimes I put off making them cause it takes a large block of time to bake them all so...........
      The last time I made cookies I made a double batch, and just baked
      a dozen, then put them on the cookie sheet just as if I were going to bake them, but put them into the freeze instead, cause I don't have to worry about watching the time, then after the raw dough was frozen I stuck them
      in a freezer bag, then I can bake whatever amount I want. That worked out well if you are pressed for time......
      Thanks for the idea cause there are times that would work too.

  5. I like a simple easy something to eat for my early morning times before the household begins to stir; this seems to fit the bill. Like your photos too. Visiting from Shabbilicious Friday. Linda @

    1. So happy that you popped in here from Shabbilicious Friday! I hope that you enjoy this breakfast cookie recipe!

  6. These look amazing! I could almost eat them (I have Celiac) but they have oats. Some people with Celiac can have oats. They sure look amaaaaazing! xo

    1. I wonder if there's anything you could put in the breakfast cookies in place of the oats? My youngest daughter has been recently diagnosed with tons of food sensitivities. She's 31 and has weird undiagnosed digestive and other symptoms for years. She's had to change her whole diet, but is feeling much better. It sure is a lot of work to have to think about everything you eat, isn't it?

  7. Sounds yummy--and your addition of peanut butter sounds even better. Have a great weekend!

    1. That's what I thought! That's why I "tweaked" it.

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    1. Thank you, Lynda. A recent Goodwill find...fifty percent off, too!

  9. I am a breakfast person, but I definitely like choices and foods that are fast. These look perfect! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  10. Definitely giving these a go this weekend Elizabeth... mmm.
    Thanks for sharing them at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring your breakfast biscuits at tomorrow's party.


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