This recipe came into existence over a decade ago because I wanted to be able to make our own breakfast cookies. We have a local bakery that makes these, but they are quite expensive. I knew I could make the for less money, and control every ingredient that went into them. I had two main criteria when I created this breakfast cookie recipe: I wanted them to be hearty enough to serve as breakfast and I didn’t want them to taste “healthy”. Come on, you know exactly what I mean! I love healthy food. My kids love healthy food. But I didn’t want a breakfast cookie that was good “for a healthy cookie”. I wanted it to be good, period. Because of this, I opted to use sugar (gasp) in the recipe.
This recipe has just a few simple ingredients. Just the way I like my recipes. This recipe also lends itself very well to adjustments and substitutions. I like to fill the with nuts and seeds to make them hearty and protein packed. These cookies freeze beautifully! Just store in a Ziplock bag in the freezer and pull them out the night before. Serve with a glass of milk and piece of fruit, and you have quick, instant breakfast!
Have you ever attempted making breakfast cookies? One bonus is, the kids love having cookies and milk for breakfast!