Cookies for breakfast?! It’s not too good to be true! We have featured some pretty delicious and nutritious cookie recipes before, but you can never have too many cookie recipes in your back pocket! 😉 With only a few ingredients, you can whip up these little guys in a flash. Enjoy them anytime, but we have to admit, they are a pretty great reason to hop out of bed in the morning.
And if you’re looking for other good reasons to get out of bed in the morning, try our 3 Ingredient Weight Loss Pancakes — one of our personal faves because they are just so easy to make for a yummy pancake, Choconilla Oats and Quinoa Swirl or our Overnight Berry Parfait — they’re all a good mix of protein and carbohydrates to fuel our workouts and keep us satisfied and on track all day long so we won’t feel the need to give in to every craving or food whim that hits us.
The strawberry banana combo adds the perfect dose of sweetness, and we all love the banana (and strawberries!) for their potassium powers! Potassium is so great because it helps to lower blood pressure and to restore normal fluid balance by helping to flush bloat. These breakfast cookies also get some warmth from the blood sugar-stabilizing spice, cinnamon.
Did we mention that these cookies are made from quinoa flakes? Yep, all the nutty flavor you love in quinoa comes in flake form, similar to cream-of-wheat. But don’t worry if you can’t find quinoa flakes- you can always use oatmeal instead (either way, the cookies are made with whole grain). Whip up a batch of these cookies, ASAP! But be warned, cookies this tasty might not stick around too long!
Strawberry Banana Breakfast Cookies
Makes approximately 4 cookies
1 very ripe banana
½ cup quinoa flakes
Cinnamon, for topping cookies (amount based on preference)
A few strawberries, for topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, mash banana until very few lumps are left. Add quinoa flakes and mix so that the quinoa flakes and banana form a workable “dough”. Grease a baking sheet, then form four cookies from the “dough”. Top each cookie with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Slice a strawberry or two, and place a slice on each cookie. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, until just golden. Let cookies cool briefly, and enjoy!
Enjoy with a Greek yogurt and berries for a protein and fiber boost—and to make a delicious, healthy breakfast!
Nutrition Information: Serving Size 1 Cookie: 75 Calories 15.25 g carbs 0.75 grams fat 1.9 g protein 4.25 g sugar 1 g fiber
Nutrition Information: Entire Recipe! All four cookies!
300 Calories 61 g carbs 3 g fat 8 g protein 17 g sugar 4 g fiber
- 1 very ripe banana
- ½ cup quinoa flakes
- Cinnamon, for topping cookies (amount based on preference)
- A few strawberries, for topping
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a bowl, mash banana until very few lumps are left.
- Add quinoa flakes and mix so that the quinoa flakes and banana form a workable “dough”.
- Grease a baking sheet, then form four cookies from the “dough”.
- Top each cookie with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Slice a strawberry or two, and place a slice on each cookie.
- Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, until just golden.
- Let cookies cool briefly, and enjoy!