Almost Healthy Breakfast Cookies
I call them "almost" healthy as they still do have some natural sugar and shouldn't replace balanced meals throughout the day :) By calling them breakfast cookies I hope that you prepare yourself for not being your standard tollhouse cookie due to being more dense, wholesome and lower in sugar. I love these though and they are my latest obsession that I team with my delicious iced coffee in the morning as it’s not too heavy but still keeps me full till much later in the morning... helps to even out the coffee buzz too as it has good carbs and protein to slow down the release of caffeine. Winning on all fronts! Now this is kind of my throw together recipe so the consistency can change each time but the beauty of it is you can chop and change the ingredients!
1 small banana - mashed
½ cup banana flour
½ cup buckwheat flour
¼ cup desiccated coconut
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup plant based milk (soy, coconut, almond etc)
¼ cup almonds chopped
½ block of dark chocolate chopped - the darker the better as the sweetness of the banana and maple reduces the bitterness plus the high the cocoa content the healthier it is!
Mix it all up and spoon them onto a baking tray (makes 9 large ones) and bake for 15 minutes @ 180 degrees celsius or until just golden.
These are best eaten within a day or two (or immediately after baking so they are still gooey!) which is why I like to make small batches but you can do a bigger cook up and freeze them.
Alternatives for this recipe would be:
- Switching the coconut for oats
- Adding other kinds of nuts like walnuts instead of almonds
- Replacing chocolate for chopped dates
- Using applesauce instead of banana (steam 1 small peeled and chopped apple then mash)
- sing 1 cup of plain flour if you don’t have fancy flours on hand
- If the batter seems a little dry just add a dash of milk until it mixes easier