Goji + Walnut Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free + Vegan)
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Healthy, Gluten Free
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 15
 
These goji and walnut breakfast cookies are super delicious and are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast! They're full of goodness to keep you going and don't have a nasty in sight! I love them as they are or with some almond butter smeared on top! They're awesome for breakfast, and I often find myself having them as a mid-afternoon snack as well as they're so yummy!
Ingredients
  • 2-3 (310g) very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup (100g / 250ml) rolled oats
  • ½ cup (55g / 125ml) oat flour*
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds**
  • ¼ cup (35g / 65ml) cacao nibs
  • 1 cup (80g / 250ml) walnuts, crushed into pieces
  • ¼ cup (26g / 60ml) goji berries
  • ¼ cup (60ml) coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • ½ vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Peel your bananas and add them to a food processor. Blitz until they break down into a puree. Alternatively if you don't have a food processor, simply mash them up with a fork!
  2. Add the oat flour and ground flaxseeds and blitz/mix until fully combined. You might have to scrape down the sides a few times so that it all gets creamy!
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix through. It should be slightly runnier than normal cookie dough.
  4. Set aside for 10 minutes while you preheat your oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spoon one heaped tablespoon of the mixture into your hand and roll into a ball. Place onto the baking paper and press it down a bit.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, just so they are slightly brown on the outside and still nice and soft inside.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes in the tray and then transfer to a cooling rack!
  8. Can be kept in the fridge for 1 week! You could also freeze and just pop in the oven when you want one!
Notes
* To make your own oat flour simply add your rolled oats into a food processor and blitz until they break down into a flour! Super simple and cheaper than buying it already ground.

**I grind my own flaxseeds, which can easily be done with a coffee and spice grinder! It's much better than the pre-ground kind, but if that's all you have then don't worry and go ahead and use it! Store the ground flaxseeds in the fridge to keep them from going rancid!
Recipe by Sprinkle of Green at http://www.sprinkleofgreen.com/fig-and-walnut-breakfast-cookies