Mmnmm cookies. I remember watching Rugrats as a child. Did you guys watch it? There was this little girl called Angelica that was completely obsessed with cookies. Like completely.
I identify with her in that. Cookies are my weak spot, and I just knew I had to create a healthy version if I wanted to survive. I also wanted some delicious cookies I could have for breakfast because, well, why wouldn’t you want to have cookies for breakfast?!
These goji + walnut breakfast cookies are super delicious and the perfect grab-n-go breakfast! They’re soft on the inside, the perfect healthy breakfast cookies!
They have a cake-y texture to them that I love, and the walnuts and cacao nibs give them a great crunch which balances out perfectly with the softness and sweetness of the banana and the honey (or maple syrup if you’re vegan!)
Because of the oats and the flax these cookies are full of fibre, which means they’ll be digested more slowly and won’t cause a major insulin rush in your body and keep you digestion happy. It also means they’ll keep you fuller for longer!
I’ve used goji berries in mine, as they are an amazing source of Vitamin C as well as iron, selenium, zinc, and calcium (and I also love their colour!!). If you don’t have any, you could easily sub it for another dried fruit – raisins and cranberries would also work brilliantly here!
Because the batter is vegan, you could definitely just eat it straight with a spoon! I love it in cookie form, but whatever works for you!
I also love spreading almond butter on top of mine, or crumbing it on top of some coconut yogurt and topping with some honey! If I’m rushing out the door, I’ll just grab one or two and have it on the go!
Goji + Walnut Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free + Vegan)
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!
Author: Teffy Perk
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Healthy, Gluten Free
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
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!
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!
Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix through. It should be slightly runnier than normal cookie dough.
Set aside for 10 minutes while you preheat your oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
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.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, just so they are slightly brown on the outside and still nice and soft inside.
Let cool for 10 minutes in the tray and then transfer to a cooling rack!
Can be kept in the fridge for 1 week! You could also freeze and just pop in the oven when you want one!
* 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!
Do you guys have such a deep love for cookies as I do? Please tell me I’m not alone!
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Hi, I'm Teffy, a qualified Nutritionist and avid foodie. This blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods, with not a diet in sight. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun - Working with my clients they are constantly amazed that yes, food can taste great AND be good for you!