Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies
Made with whole grains and naturally sweetened, these cookies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast yet flavorful enough to have for dessert!
- 1 and 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 cup shredded carrot
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/3 cup unrefined melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup applesauce
Preheat the oven to 375°F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
In a large bowl, combine oat flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Whisk together until combined. Add the shredded carrot, coconut, nuts, and raisins (wait to stir together) then set aside.
In a large measuring cup or small bowl, combine the maple syrup, applesauce and melted coconut oil (it's ideal to have the syrup and applesauce at room temperature to keep the coconut oil from solidifying). Stir together, then pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry. Fold everything together until all of the dry ingredients are incorporated.
Scoop out about 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time and shape into discs about 1/2-inch thick. The cookies won't spread much during cooking so however you shape them now is similar to how they'll look when cooked. Arrange them on the baking sheet with at least an inch in between each. Bake in the oven for 15 to 17 minutes, until light golden brown. Allow to cool before serving, and enjoy!
Be sure to use certified gluten-free oat flour and oats for allergies. Opt for naturally sweetened raisins and unsweetened applesauce to keep the recipe refined sugar-free.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week. Refrigerate for optimum freshness.
If you don't have applesauce you can leave it out and use 1/2 cup each of maple syrup and coconut oil.
Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1945IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.5mg