I am sure that the words breakfast cookie go against everything you were ever taught about a healthy start to the day, but don’t let the name deceive you. These breakfast cookies are in the shape of a cookie, but have the same texture as the top of a muffin and they also happen to be healthy!
Unlike traditional cookies, they are primarily sweetened with pureed bananas, which gives them a deliciously soft and moist texture. The batter is lightly spiced with a combination of cinnamon and mixed spice, giving each cookie a nice autumn like flavour.
Every bite is packed with crunch from the chopped walnuts and a burst of juicy sweetness from the dried blueberries. That being said you can easily swap the walnuts for pecans, almonds or hazelnuts, and dried cherries, cranberries or raisins can also work in place of the blueberries.
I enjoy having one or two of these cookies in the morning with my coffee, and then sneak in a few more with my afternoon tea. Because they are low in sugar and have a decent amount of protein, there is no need for guilt, and they help keep your fuelled throughout the morning.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1½ tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp mixed spice (or all spice)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1½ cups almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup chopped walnuts (or almonds, hazelnuts or pecans)
- ⅔ cup dried blueberries (or dried cherries or raisins)
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
- In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the bananas, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and honey and blend until the bananas are completely mashed and everything is combined.
- Stir in the cinnamon, mixed spice, baking soda, almond flour, coconut flour and coconut and mix well.
- Finally add in the chopped walnuts and dried blueberries and mix until well combined.
- On a parchment paper lined baking sheet drop large spoonfuls of the batter and then gently press down on each to slightly flatten.
- Bake the cookies for approximately 15 minutes until golden on top. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Store them in an air tight container, they will stay fresh for 4 to 5 days.