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Cherry Chocolate Breakfast Cookies (GF, VG)

These breakfast cookies are made with wholesome ingredients- oats, dried cherries, almonds-- and enhanced with some superfood ingredients for an extra nutritional punch in the morning.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 cookies
Calories: 84kcal

Ingredients

Dry

  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour grind whole oats in a blender or food processor
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or meal grind whole or blanched almonds in a food processor or blender
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Wet

Mix-Ins

  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chopped, 85% keeps them very low sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa nibs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  • In a smaller bowl, mash the very ripe bananas. Add the coconut oil and nut butter of choice.
  • Add the wet mixture, along with all the mix-ins, to the bowl, and stir until all the ingredients are just combined, without over mixing.
  • The dough will be very sticky. I use a wet tablespoon to scoop out rounded mounds. Flatten with a wet hand for a more traditional cookie shape- I opted to keep these rounded this time.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Store in the fridge or freezer for quick and easy breakfasts or healthy snacks.

Notes

*Nutrition facts are an estimate. The nutrition calculator I use did not have cocoa nibs (I substituted raw cocao powder) or hemp hearts (I substituted chia seeds), so I made substitutions with very close nutritional profiles.
**Other nutrition facts-- 3 cookies have 10% of the RDA of calcium and iron.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg