Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Prep these healthy cookies on the weekends for a mid-week breakfast or snack on-the-go! They are delicious and contain glowing skin benefits such as omega-3 & 6, vitamin E, protein and antioxidants. Vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free.

Serves 24

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten-free, as needed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup smooth, natural almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit, such as cranberries, currants, or chopped apricots
  • 1/2 cup (60g) pepitas and/or sunflower seeds, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (50g) hemp seeds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Prepare the flax eggs. Combine the ground flaxseed meal with 5 tablespoons water. Stir and let sit for 15 minutes to gel together.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF/175ºC. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: oats, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and prepared flax eggs. Whisk until smooth and thick.

  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, using a silicone spatula to mix everything until the mixture resembles a cookie dough. Fold in your desired mix-ins (dried fruit, pumpkin/sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds) using the spatula.

  6. If the dough is too sticky to handle, refrigerate it for 10-15 minutes to firm up slightly.

  7. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scoop about 3 tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1/2 inch apart. Alternatively, measure out 3 tablespoons and shape the dough into a round using your hands. Lightly flatten the top of each cookie with your hands or a fork.

  8. Bake the cookies for about 18-20 minutes. After 5 minutes, use a spatula to carefully transfer them to a cooling rack. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container or resealable bag on the counter for 2-3 days.

 

★★★★★
"A luxurious skin food, that I noticed a significant difference in the feel & texture of my skin in just a week."

- Elizabeth P.