I’ve always struggled with finding a quick and easy breakfast that fits with my food sensitivities. Then I came across these cookies, made some modifications to meet my food sensitivities and BAM – my oatmeal breakfast cookies were born ?.
I started making these cookies a couple of years ago and got my whole family hooked – I even gave them out as Christmas presents! Oh the life of a poor post grad… Those were the days when it was acceptable to give cookies for family Christmas presents.
These past couple of weeks on the new job have been great…and busy! I love my cancer patients and survivors about a healthy diet but I am so glad to keep my private practice and continue my work with food sensitivity clients.
With my busy schedule of work during the day and food sensitivity clients in the evenings and weekends I am always looking for quick, healthy meals. I had forgotten about these cookies until recently and I’m excited to bring them back and share with all of you.
- 1.5 C whole rolled oats
- 1 C unsulfured, unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
- ¾ C coarsely chopped allowed nuts OR ½ C nuts + ¼ C LEAP friendly chocolate chips
- ½ C allowed dried fruit
- 1 C unsweetened applesauce OR 3 ripe mashed bananas
- ¼ C coconut oil or other mild allowed oil
- 1 Tbsp allowed liquid sweetener
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place parchment paper on large cookie sheet.
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl then add all the wet ingredients. Mix well until combined.
- Form cookies – about 2 tablespoons each – onto the cookie sheet.
- You can place them all on one pan because they do not spread so keep them close together.
- Bake about 25 minutes until golden brown then cool completely on the pan.
The chia seeds and cinnamon are optional. Leave them out if you have not added this into your diet or do not know if it is a potential trigger food.
Allowed nuts – chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, or sliced almonds might be good options
Allowed dried fruit – banana chips, chopped unsulfured apricot, dried cranberries, dried blueberries
Allowed liquid sweetener – maple syrup, honey, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, tapioca syrup
What do you eat for breakfast?