WHO WANTS COOKIES FOR BREAKFAST?!
I really, truly hope all of you reading this raised your hands for that because every human should want cookies for breakfast. It’s only natural. And I get it, you’re thinking, “But Bailey, cookies are not healthy and they are not a good, nutritious breakfast. Stop trying to drag us down.” Oh, but I’m not draggin’ ya down. Oh no. Far from it, actually. I’m here to tell you that these cookies are so good for you that you could literally eat them for breakfast. But don’t feel obligated to restrict yourself to just eating them for breakfast, they’re really an any-time-of-the-day-cookie too.
Say whaaaa?! Gimme some of those right now!
See, I would never lead you astray from the path of healthiness. These babies are super simple, contain all-natural whole ingredients, and are basically just a bowl of oatmeal baked into a cookie. Here’s what you’re looking at getting from one of these delicious little devils:
- Healthy fats
Talk about a balanced breakfast, amiright? That’s baaasically everything you could ever ask for in a breakfast besides maybe missing out on a veggie or two. So all I’m trying to say here is you’re welcome for providing you with such a wonderful amazing cookie and you should make some right now. Enjoy!
Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup all-natural peanut butter plus a little extra for drizzling
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 free-range organic egg
- 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 dark chocolate bar
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add all ingredients except for the dark chocolate bar to a high-powered blender and blend until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Scoop your dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and then press into a cookie shape as the cookies will pretty much retain the shape that they go in the oven with.
- Bake for about 8-10 minutes and then allow to cool.
- While the cookies are cooling, melt your chocolate bar at about 30 second increments in the microwave, giving it a good stir after each 30 seconds.
- Once the cookies are cool enough to handle, dip half of them in the dark chocolate and then return them to the parchment paper to cool and solidify.
- Drizzle the cookies with a little peanut butter and enjoy!
* I would store them in the refrigerator so the chocolate stays nice and hard and doesn’t get melty and messy on ya.