Oatmeal Protein Breakfast Cookies

These are hearty and will keep you going all morning long. Try switching up the spices, dried fruit and nuts, You can make a bunch and freeze.


Ingredients

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 pastured eggs

  • 1 mashed banana

  • 1/3 c organic unsweetened applesauce

  • 4 Tbsp. coconut oil melted

  • 1 tsp. real vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cup oats (I used a brand of "protein oats")

  • ½ cup flour - almond, oat or pecan

  • ½ tsp. baking soda

  • ½ tsp. Ceylon cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp. sea salt

  • ½ cup pecans coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup shredded coconut unsweetened

  • ½ cup juice sweetened dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine maple syrup, eggs, banana, applesauce, and vanilla extract in a large bowl, whisk to combine. Add coconut oil to the bowl and then whisk until combined.

  3. Add in oats, flour, soda, cinnamon, and salt. Toss until everything is well mixed.

  4. Pour in pecans, coconut, dried fruit, and chocolate. Stir by hand until well incorporated.

  5. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out1/4 c worth of cookie batter for each cookie and place at least 1 inch apart on the sheet.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the middle is no longer soft.

  7. Let cool to room temperature before eating. Enjoy!


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