How To: The Breakfast Cookie
A Breakfast Cookie is one of my favorite things to make the night before and bring to work in the morning. Created by The Fitnessista, it’s a recipe I kicked myself for not making sooner. My version doesn’t get firm enough to pick up and eat like a cookie – it’s more of a ooey gooey dough that you scoop with a spoon. I’m sure if you played with the wet and dry ingredients you could create any texture you desire.
Here’s what you’ll need:
My Version of the Breakfast Cookie Serves One
- 1/3 cup raw old fashion oats
- 1 T almond butter
- 1 T vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 ripe banana
- ~ 1T soy milk
For the Peanut Flour Sauce
- 1T peanut flour
- ~1t stevia
- pinch salt
- water to thin
To begin, place raw oats in a mixing bowl and add one tablespoon of almond butter.
Use the back of your spoon to stir and mash the almond butter into the oats until it’s evenly incorporated.
When it’s finished there should more no more clumps of almond butter.
Next add 1T protein powder, 1/2 banana, and a splash of soymilk.
Stir and mash with your spoon until a wet dough forms. Add more almond milk if necessary.
Technically the breakfast cookie is finished at the point and can be placed in the fridge to chill (usually overnight). You can add any toppings like cinnamon, fruit, nuts, raisins etc. My favorite topping is peanut flour sauce!
In a small bowl, combine 1T peanut flour (mine is still Trader Joe’s although you can order other brands online now that TJ’s discontinued it) with the stevia and salt.
Add small amounts of water and stir until the sauce is the consistency you want. I probably end up adding about 1-2 Tablespoons.
In the morning you can just grab and go!
The first time I made this I was concerned that it wouldn’t fill me up. The ingredients are good, but I’m a volume eater and this doesn’t look like a lot of food. Well let me tell you, I make this cooking last a long time by savor each gooey sweet bite and it keeps me full for 3-4 hours, just as long as my oats or Greek yogurt breakfast do.
It really is like having dessert in the morning!