How to be Healthy: Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast cookies? That doesn’t sound healthy…WELL IT IS OKAY. There is nothing bad in these little orange puffs. Except maybe you’ll end up the lot! LOL…

This is the first recipe of how you can make easy, not obscure, changes to your diet without having to substitute happiness. However, healthy eating is down to knowledge. You have to know why something is unhealthy, why certain substitutes are going to benefit you. Don’t just buy a diet meal because it says it’s good for you. Otherwise you’ll never learn. I’m gonna attempt to instruct on how to have fun with meals, with ease, whilst maintaining your health…

These breakfast cookies have oats, apricots, honey, carrot… Just lovely. They have the texture of those coconut macaroons, but don’t have: Sugar, butter, flour OR eggs! Does that even mean they’re cookies?

I don’t know. Replacements are key to being healthy and having fun. These took no time and don’t use obscure ingredients, apart from coconut oil, which is fairly easy to get your hands on in the international isle, international supermarkets or in whole food shops and is about £1.50 for 500g. A food processor or blender makes this process really easy in order to process the porridge oats, alternatively just buy oat flour and make these the old fashioned way with a spoon and bowl.

Analysis of Breakfast Cookies:

  • Porridge oats are jam packed full of fibre. Why do we need fibre?  It slowly releases energy so you stay fuller for longer, whilst helping digestion and expelling toxins as well.
  • The carrots will help you see in the dark.
  • No seriously, carrots are jam packed full of vitamin C and anti-oxidants.
  • Dried apricots are also a good source of fibre and serve as a replacement to sugar.
  • Honey boosts immunity and is a natural energy booster, and also replaces sugar.

Ingredients

-1 cup of porridge oats OR oat flour

-1/2 cup of melted coconut oil

-1 tsp baking powder

-1/2 cup of dried apricots, chopped roughly or VERY FINELY IF NOT USING A FOOD PROCESSOR

-1 carrot, peeled and grated

-1/4 cup honey

-1 tsp of cinnamon

-2 tsp lemon juice (don’t worry if 

you can’t find these last two)

Method

-Pre-heat oven to gas mark 5, 190 c. Grease a cup cake tray or a baking tray with a bit of vegetable oil.

-Ground the porridge oats in a food processor.

-Add baking powder, coconut oil,  apricots, carrot and process/mix very thoroughly until the mixture is combined and starting to get quite sticky.

-Add honey, cinnamon and lemon juice and process/mix well until the mixture is very well combined and can  hold well together in balls.

-Put a heaped teaspoon of the mixture in the cake tray or baking tray, and cook until the base  and top is brown, about 27-30 minutes. Leave to cool before eating PLEASE.

6 Comments

Filed under Healthy Sweets, How to be Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

6 responses to “How to be Healthy: Breakfast Cookies

  1. Such an interesting recipe! I love snacking on cookies like these :)

  2. This recipe looks and sounds great! What a sneaky way to eat healthy in the morning! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. These look like the perfect way to start off your day!

  4. I love breakfast cookies — my mom used to bake it so often!

  5. Those “cookies” read as good as they look. I love all of the ingredients in them.

  6. I’m on kind of a carrot kick lately, so these sound great!And, I like the idea of a cookie for breakfast.

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