Drawing a blank for an easy, on the go breakfast that is quick yet hits the mark on healthy carbohydrates, protein and fat? Try these seven ingredient breakfast cookies. With a healthy mix of whole grains, fruit and nuts, these cookies are sure to satisfy as well as pack a nutritional punch.
Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies
(From Watching What I Eat)
Recipe for 12 Large Cookies
1 ½ cup Uncooked Rolled Oats
2 Ripe Bananas
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
⅓ cup Raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts (For a nut free option, replace with sunflower seeds)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine vanilla and cinnamon with applesauce. Combine applesauce and all other ingredients. Let sit for 10 minutes. Drop rounded tablespoons on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Baked for 20-30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes. Store in a sealed container or freeze and pull out as needed.
Want to keep the ball rolling for good nutrition throughout your day? Try the following tips.
➺Make at least half your grain choices whole grains such as whole grain bread, brown rice
and whole-wheat pasta.
➺Incorporate two more servings of fresh, whole fruits into your day as snacks or with meals.
Fall is a great time for a wide variety of apples and grapes!
➺Make your afternoon snack count with a 1 oz serving of almonds (roughly 20 almonds.)