COCONUT BREAKFAST COOKIES
Looking for a quick, yummy breakfast or a nourishing afternoon snack? These moist and delicious cookies featuring bananas, oats, walnuts and lots of coconut are just what you need. If you like, you can add a few drops of pure vanilla extract for a bit of extra sweetness!
Makes 12 cookies
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (from 1 large or 1 1/2 medium bananas)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup shredded dried coconut
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons Nutrients Direct Natural Vanilla Protein Powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Pinch fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
In a large bowl, stir together bananas and coconut oil until smooth. Stir in oats, dried coconut, walnuts, protein powder, chia seeds and salt. With your hands, roll mixture into 12 balls, each about the size of a Ping-Pong ball, and place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. With the bottom of a glass or the palm of your hand, flatten cookies until they are about 2 inches in diameter. (If they flatten unevenly or edges crack, you can press them into a neater round shape but it’s not necessary.)
Bake until cookies are lightly browned and dried, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack and let cool completely. Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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