Better Breakfast Cookies

breakfast cookies

Vegan. Gluten free. No added fat. No added sugar. Sounds like a recipe for disaster…or the holy grail. I’ve tried many variations of nutritious cookies, and they’re either gummy door stops or no healthier than regular cookies. For a while, I thought these cookies were the best I could do. Then I found a much better recipe¬†on Watching What I Eat, which I prefer over many traditional cookies. The ingredients don’t sound special, but give these a try, okay?

You may find that they replace your muffins, protein bars, and granola bars. These cookies have been lifesavers when I rush out the door in the morning. I time my commute by the minute; if I’m not at the train station by 9:06, there’s a good chance I’ll be late to work. So thank you, Cookies, for being my meal in my hand!

Feel free to make these cookies your own. I love coconut oil (it’s not as unhealthy as previously thought and may even be a superfood), and it gives a toasty texture and flavor. Keep in mind that they’re faintly sweet, so do adjust your tastebuds. While traditional cookies should come out of the oven just when the edges set, I bake these to the upper limit so the edges are crisp and insides aren’t gummy. Be sure to try them fresh from the oven!


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  1. Vicki E @ Watching What I Eat said,

    Hi Jessica!

    What an honor to have you post about my breakfast cookies ~ thank you!!! You’ve made my day! :)

    Your adapted version sounds really good, I’ll be making them for my next batch of breakfast cookies. I’m with you on the convenience factor of being able to eat these as a breakfast-on-the-go. One less thing to have to think about in the morning. One of my readers called them ‘portable oatmeal’, I liked that nickname.

    Thanks again for sharing the recipe with your readers.
    Vicki E

    March 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  2. Jaclyn said,

    Tried these out and they tasted great albeit a bit gummy in the center but a healthy alternative to bread. Will be making and storing lots of these for breakfast on the Go. Thanks again


    April 23, 2013 at 5:19 am

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