Friday, January 4, 2013

Breakfast Cookies

My kids were super excited to have cookies for breakfast and you don't have to feel guilty. These are a great addition to your breakfast repertoire.  Don't let the name fool you, though.  They are a great after school snack, too!


Ingredients:

¼ C pureed pumpkin
½ C almond butter
½ C honey
1 t vanilla
1 C almond meal/flour
1 t cinnamon
¼ t baking soda
½ C walnuts or pecans, or whatever you'd like 
 ½ C dark chocolate chips or any dried fruit, optional

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350˚ F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Combine all wet ingredients together
  • Add dry ingredients and combine thoroughly
  • Scoop batter onto prepared cookie sheet
  • Bake approximately 10-15 minutes, according to thickness
  • Cool 2 minutes and transfer to cooling rack  

30 comments:

  1. hmm...I'm totally going to try these. I need a new 'breakfast in the car" option for the two mornings a week I have to get the kids to daycare at the wee hours of the morning. This is totally perfect!

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    1. sounds perfect. let me know what you think.

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  2. These are so good. Thank you so much for the recipe. My kids love them too!

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    1. Yay! It's always a bonus when we can please our kids with healthy, delicious treats. Thanks for the nice words.

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  3. Just pinned these...thinking about trying them this morning!

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    1. Lori Ann, did you try them? Let me know what you think.

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    1. Scorpiobeach, the recipe above makes 10-12 large cookies.

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  5. These cookies were yummy. Nice and fluffy. They are a bit too sweet for me. So next time I'll probably just use 1/4 cup of honey. And I used oatmeal/chia seed flour instead of almond meal, since I did not have any. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    1. Glad you liked it and thanks for letting me know. Also, I'm a big fan of switching things up with the ingredients I have on hand.

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  6. This sounds like a wonderful option for me. I'm always looking for something new and an On-The-Go option for my girls. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Tanya, did you get a chance to try the recipe? Let me know what you think.

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  7. Just made these. Super easy to make and they were really tasty. I can't wait to kid test them in the AM.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. Hope your kids liked them!

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  8. My husband needs breakfast on the go, so I made these yesterday afternoon... They didn't make it to breakfast. They were o delicious that they were gone by dinner. My daughter, husband, and neighbors ate them up! This is a wonderful recipe, I didn't change a thing, it was perfect.

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  9. Yummy! I used pecans, Sunsweet Plum Amazins (chopped dried plums), and only 1/4c honey. No chocolate chips. Nice and moist and just the right sweetness for us, with the 1/4c honey.

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    1. Yum, I think I'll try a version of your version. It sounds delicious with the dried plums. Thanks for posting!

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  10. Hi! So we are a paleo family except my daughter doesn't handle almonds very well...do you think coconut flour would work? And maybe a different nut butter? Any input would be great! I think my family of five would love these :)

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    1. Hi Heather! I think coconut flour soaks up too much liquid to be the only flour. If your daughter just doesn't tolerate almonds, try pecans. Toss a couple handfuls of raw pecans into a food processor and process until powdery. In fact, use her favorite nut. You can also sub almond butter for your nut butter of choice. Please let me know what you try and how it turns out. Blessings!

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  12. Hi, I was wondering if these have an overwhelming pumpkin taste. I am not a fan of pumpkin but am looking for some breakfast options on the paleo diet.

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    1. Hi Kate,

      For me the pumpkin taste is not overwhelming, but I like pumpkin. Do you like sweet potato or yam? I think either would work just as nicely.

      If you don't want any squash flavor, you can substitute cup for cup with applesauce. Pumpkin and applesauce have similar baking qualities.

      Please let me know what you use and how they turn out.

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  13. Hi! Just wanted you to know that I made these today (with a small adaptation) and they were great (even though I got so excited that I left the pumpkin puree out!).
    Next time I will take my time and add the pumpkin and I'm sure they will be a little moister. Without the pumpkin they are the consistency of a nice crunchy shortbread cookie. We had trouble limiting ourselves to just one cookie each!

    Thanks for the recipe!
    Rebecca

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    1. Sounds like you created a new recipe! Mind sharing the variation? Glad you loved the cookies!

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  14. I made these and they were great! I used half honey/half maple syrup as sweetener (I'd reduce it by 50% next time, they were very sweet). Also added a few sunflower seeds, pepitas, and dried cranberries.

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  15. Just made these and they were so good! I followed the recipe as written and while they are very sweet, it was nice to have something very close to a "normal" cookie. We have had several failed attempts at something a tad sweet while following a Paleo diet, so this was so nice to be a "win". Thanks for the recipe!!

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  16. Does anyone have a calorie count on these? We love these and I make 2 double batches per week. THANK YOU for this recipe!

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  17. Trying this today. Can't wait to see how it turns out, I've never had cookies without eggs, and making a few changes to reflect on hand ingredients.

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  18. These are delicious! The 1st batch I made was a little wet so I added some flax & chia seeds to the batter & they came out perfectly. My kids & my friend's kids inhaled them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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