I wanted to create a healthy, easy and portable vegan breakfast cookie that wasn’t too sweet and contained a ton of goodness. I’m happy to report, I succeeded with these guys! These are loaded with lots of healthy fats and protein from nuts and seeds and have just the right amount of sweetness. Made with maple syrup and some dark chocolate chunks, they’re the perfect balance of healthy while still tasting somewhat indulgent. Plus, you can whip them up fairly quickly the night before and have them for a quick, running out-the-door breakfast or snack.
Making these protein oatmeal cookies are so EASY, which is great because you can enjoy these cookies pretty much any day of the week. Make a batch and keep them in the fridge.
Although I do love having a couple for breakfast, you can also enjoy these any time of the day, they make a great snack too!
First, you'll preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the flax seeds and water and let it sit for a few minutes. This will turn into a gel-like substance that acts like an egg to help the cookies stay together. Next, grab a large bowl and mix together the wet ingredients, stir well. Once the flax egg has had a few minutes to gel, add this to the mixture and stir.
Now, add in the dry ingredients and give that a good stir.
Using damp hands, shape the dough into golf-ball sized balls and flatten with your hands on the parchment lined baking sheet. The dough will be sticky, so keep rinsing your hands while forming the balls.
Place in the oven to bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until cooked through, but still soft. Let your breakfast cookies cool for five minutes on the pan before removing with a spatula and setting them on a cooling rack.
Keep these loaded breakfast cookies stored in the fridge once they have had time to cool completely. Usually, after the first day of making them I move them to the fridge.
You can also move some or all to the freezer. When you want one, let it defrost a little at room temperature first (about 15 minutes or so).
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Cookies for breakfast? You bet! These loaded vegan breakfast cookies are packed with oats, plenty of seeds and almond butter and of course, some chocolate chips for good measure.
When forming these into cookies, the dough is quite sticky thanks to the almond butter and maple syrup. They work best when you use slightly damp hands to form them into balls and flatten them. Keep rinsing your hands in between making a couple cookies, as that makes things a lot easier.
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