Healthy, make ahead "cookies" that are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Gluten, Dairy, and refined sugar free.
Breakfast Cookies, Healthy Cookies, oatmeal cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use clean fingers or a paper towel to coat 12 muffin tins with liquid coconut oil. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the first five ingredients (oats through chia).
Make a well in the center of the bowl, add the two eggs and use a whisk to gently beat these without incorporating into the dry mixture.
Add remaining ingredients, reserving 2 Tbsp of the maple syrup for later, to the whisked egg, stirring together, then incorporating into the surrounding dry ingredients.
When all is well blended, use a spoon to fill each muffin tin with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until firm. Tops will not brown much.
Remove from oven, lightly brush the tops with 2 Tbsp maple syrup, then broil for 1-2 minutes to form a crispy, golden surface (this step is optional, but really adds to the flavor and texture!)
- Use any combination of dried fruit or chocolate chips as long as you use a total amount of 2/3 cup
- You can use gluten-free oats in place of regular
- Brushing the cookies with maple syrup isn't necessary but it does give a nice texture and sweetness
- These cookies freeze well in an airtight container
- The cookies will store well at room temperature for up to 1 week
- Don't skip the baking powder as it helps the cookies rise a little