Sometimes school mornings make me wanna go…AHHH!
I only have *one* preschooler right now, but I have a 2 year old and a baby that have to tag along for school drop off, and that can make for a flat out busy start to the day.
The Ultimate Breakfast Cookie
Breakfast cookies are great because your kids think they are getting a special treat, while you are also packing nutrition into their bodies.
Servings: 12 cookies
- 2-3 bananas depending on the size you are looking for about 1 cup, mashed (or 1 cup applesauce – whatever you have!)
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup tapioca flour
- ¼ cup white rice flour If you are grain free, use ¼ cup blanched almond flour or another ¼ cup tapioca flour
- ½ cup peanut butter Or almond butter. If you are nut free use sunbutter – watch the ingredients though!
- ½ cup crispy almonds crushed (OR get blanched almonds to crush, OR use blanched almond flour. If you are nut free use crushed sunflower seeds)
- ¾ cup shredded coconut
- ½ cup dried fruit raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruit – whatever you have!
- 2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
- 1 TB cinnamon
- Everything into a mixing bowl and combine with a spatula – that’s it!
- Make palm size balls (size of about a racquetball) and flatten into 1 inch discs on to a silpat lined baking sheet (or parchment paper lined). They don’t flatten out so make them about the size you want.
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
- This makes 6 large cookies. I most often double this recipe and store half in the freezer. If you want smaller cookies you could obviously do that. My 4 and 2 year olds eat a whole cookie with a glass of whole raw milk for breakfast. Occasionally I will give them half a cookie with a side of fried eggs or bacon instead. One cookie and milk fill me up pretty good as well, although lately I have a hardboiled eggs alongside as I am in a season of nursing a baby right now 😉
- HERE is how to make crispy almonds! They are so yummy!
- Wrap leftover cookies in plastic wrap for another weekday breakfast or pack it up in a lunchbox!
- You can get coconut flour, tapioca flour, white rice flour, and shredded coconut on Amazon. Occasionally it is cheaper in the bulk section of my local health food store so I always check there first.
- I get large bags of organic raisins and large containers of natural peanut butter at Costco.
- If you have bananas going too ripe, but don’t have time to make the cookies right then, just throw them in a freezer bag in the freezer until you have time!
- If you don’t have silpat for baking on…oh! You must treat yourself to making your baking adventures so much easier!
- Be sure your baking powder says aluminum free – we don’t need to be pumping aluminum in our kiddos!
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