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Healthy Superfood Breakfast Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Healthy Superfood Breakfast Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

This recipe comes to you from 15-year-old Kaylee Cubbison – Aka ‘kaysnuttykitchen’ – Aka aspiring ballerina : ) I met her at one of my yoga classes at Yoga Six : ) She has so many great recipes!

Take it away Kaylee!

These cookies are so simple and versatile, you can easily switch up the ingredients to your liking! They are the perfect grab & go breakfast or snack and PACKED with nutrients and superfoods!

Some of the bomb ingredients in these cookies include…
(Please note that I am not a professional and this is information that me, and Google, are providing for you; basically just take everything with a grain of salt lovelies;)

Quinoa: Protein-packed, high in fiber & iron, with a low-glycemic index, and a slightly nutty flavor, I’m sold!

Camu camu powder: High in vitamin c with powerful antioxidants… she’s a good friend to have.

Maca powder: It can help balance hormone levels, improve mood, and is an adaptogenic superfood!

Dates: A good source of antioxidants, contain a brain booster, and not to mention are known for their abilities to help with regularity in the restroom;)

Chia seeds: Antioxidants, fiber, protein, contain omega-3 fatty acids, these are basically seeds of pure LIFE

Flax seeds: These are rich in dietary fiber and have omega-3 fatty acids, and they contain protein!!

And many more!!

Cookies are so good, why not have them for every meal? Okay, okay that may be taking it too far, but I meannnnnn.

All my mom made when I was little was cookies, she stopped baking though when my dad and brothers got diagnosed with celiac, but then I took over so when I was diagnosed a couple years later, we were all good 🙂

I was inspired to make these cookies when I had my first meeting with my dietitian to start my recovery yesterday and she said she didn’t want to overwhelm me too much so we’d start simple. My goal for this week is to implement more carbohydrates into my diet, which is scary considering that I was eating hardly the amount of carbs that my body needs prior to this.

These have oats and quinoa in them, so they are a good source of carbohydrates, which means energy!!

 THE RECIPE:
yields: 18-20 cookies
serving size: 1 cookie
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup apple sauce
2 tbsp drippy almond butter
3 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp oat milk
1 cup oats
1/4 cup quinoa
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maca powder (optional)
1/2 cup almond meal
1 tsp camu camu powder (optional)
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup chopped walnuts*
1/4 cup slivered almonds*
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3 chopped dates
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Notes:
*can sub other nuts and mix-ins

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line or grease two baking sheets.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the apple sauce, almond butter, honey, vanilla, and oat milk until combined
3. With a spatula stir in the oats, quinoa, cinnamon, maca powder, almond meal, camu camu powder, baking soda, flax seeds, and chia seeds
4. Fold in the walnuts, almonds, shredded coconut, dates, and dark chocolate chips
5. Using a small-medium cookie scoop place the cookies 2 inches apart on your cookie sheet and press until about 1.5 inches thick, bake in the oven for 14-16 minutes, let cool for 10 (cookies may be soft when they come out of the oven, they will harden), and enjoy!!

Thanks again for the great recipe, Kaylee!

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