I’m always a little skeptical when I start creating a “healthy” recipe. As a recent (semi-)convert to clean eating, I never think a gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan recipe will be any good. Seriously, does that sound good to you? BUT I SURPRISE MYSELF EVERY TIME. I’ve been eating these guilt-less cookies for every meal of the day. They’re so easy to grab for breakfast when I’m on the go, and the keep me full way past lunch time. They’re also great for dessert/late night snack because they amazingly satisfy my sweet tooth!
Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Baking sheet
- 3 tablespoon scoop
- 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 2 cups whole rolled oats
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 very ripe bananas
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ⅓ cup coarsely chopped nuts optional
- ½ cup additional mix-ins optional
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds and almond milk and set aside to thicken for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Then, add the almond butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup and stir well to incorporate. Stir in the chia seed mixture.
- Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and fold in just until combined. Fold in the nuts and any additional mix-ins.
- Using a large cookie scoop, scoop batter for each cookie onto the baking sheet. Bake 20 to 22 minutes, or until browned around the edges. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- These cookies are pretty delicate, so allow them to cool completely before digging in. I know it’s hard!
This recipe is perfect for substitutions! You can use any non-dairy milk, any nut butter, and pretty much any mix-in. Try different nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, even fresh fruit! Cater to your tastes or whatever you have on hand.