I’m about to give you a great excuse to eat cookies for breakfast. Or any other time of day or night. Pack a cookie with enough protein and vitamins and you have yourself a respectable breakfast treat. Yes, breakfast cookies!
Several months ago, a friend asked me to deconstruct a “breakfast cookie” for another friend. She had eaten this “breakfast cookie” somewhere, and it was so good that she wanted to figure out how to make it herself. It seemed to have an endless list of ingredients, including 5 kinds of nuts and seeds, oats, and other stuff that I can’t quite remember off the top of my head.
Of course I recognized a brilliant idea when I heard it. I’ve had this recipe idea waiting in the wings. So here’s my current interpretation of a breakfast cookie.
You can add just about anything you like to the cookies, in moderation, so as not to make it too weird to eat. My favorite version has roasted walnut pieces, dried cranberries (juice-sweetened), dried cherries, and mini-chocolate chips – about 1/2 cup of each ingredient.
The cookies in the picture have dried cranberries, freeze-dried raspberries and blueberries, walnuts, and a few chocolate chips.