Vegan Superfood Breakfast Cookies

Today’s recipe challenge ended up being rather fortuitous.  You see, one of my co-workers asked me to recreate her favorite bakery breakfast cookies.  Just as I was working on developing that recipe, I saw challenge to create a vegan recipe for January! 

The recipe that caught my eye as I was researching was already vegan (and gluten-free!) so that’s what I made!

These cookies definitely hit the mark as far as breakfast cookies go – lightly sweetened and packed full of awesome ingredients to keep you going through the day.

My co-worker thought they were perfect with a cup of morning coffee!

Vegan Superfood Breakfast Cookies
Adapted from Wife Mama Foodie

1 cup old fashioned oats
½ cup oat flour
½ cup dried cranberries, or dried fruit of choice
½ cup roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds), or nut of choice
¼ cup ground flax seed
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
¼ cup agave nectar
3 tablespoons unsweetened almond or cashew milk

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

Place the oats, oat flour, cranberries, pepitas, flax, chia, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the applesauce, melted coconut oil, agave nectar, and cashew milk.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and set aside for 5 minutes to allow some of the liquid to be absorbed by the binding ingredients (chia and flax).

Use a large scoop (about 3 tablespoons) to measure out the dough into balls.  Place on the prepared pans and flatten slightly with your palm.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

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  1. Great recipe. I love to indulge with a cookie when I have coffee and this is a healthy way to do it.

  2. I love breakfast cookies! I've been throwing pepitas in everything lately, loved seeing them in these cookies!

  3. Don't you just love when providence steps in like this Amy? I hope your coworker appreciates you.


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