20 Aug 2013
Cookies for breakfast?! Are breakfast cookies healthy? I know that can be a bit controversial….but really if they are filled with whole food and great for ya ingredients then why the heck not!
These Coco-Nutty Breakfast Cookies are divine…just ask my hubs, kids and mother- in-law who were all recipe testers.
Have you ever had a praline?
These kinda taste like those, but you wouldn’t eat a super sugary treat like pralines for breakfast. They would jack you up only to crash from the sugar.
You won’t do that with these breakfast cookies.
Attune Foods sent me their new Uncle Sam Supergrains Rye & Hemp cereal to try out. It is great with milk… but I couldn’t resist using it in these cookies.
It maintains a great crunch as cereal and in these cookies.
I am obsessed with Uncle Sam Original, this is a happy sibling they have added to their line of healthy breakfast bites.
These no-bake cookies are simple to prepare. All you need to do is combine the ingredients and spoon them onto a baking sheet to chill in the fridge.
Keep in mind you will need to keep these cookies chilled. As they “melt” easily. I like to eat mine with a fork…though they can be handheld too.
With back to school on the horizon, this is a great recipe to add to your “make ahead” recipe box! Enjoy!
Coco-Nutty Breakfast Cookies
YIELD: Makes 9 breakfast cookies
1 cup (75 grams) Uncle Sam Original cereal
1 cup (70 grams) Uncle Sam Rye & Hemp cereal
1 cup (60 grams) unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup (60 grams) chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup (90 grams) virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup (152 grams) pure grade B maple syrup
1 cup (270 grams) natural peanut butter
Melt coconut oil over low heat. Stir in maple syrup. Let cool a bit. Combine all ingredients. Stir and fold in peanut butter last.
Place large spoonfuls of cookie mixture onto a parchment lined sheet pan or plate(s) (something you can fit in your fridge.) Shape the cookies with your fingers if needed. Chill cookies for about one hour or until solid.
*These breakfast cookies will appear very mushy at first. They will firm up nicely when chilled. They do “melt” quickly though. Be sure to serve chilled.
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