Cookies for breakfast - need I say more!!!
Ok so usually cookies for breakfast are one of those things that we don’t admit to right - that is until now! Seriously, cookies with bananas, zucchini and chia seeds are healthier than many other breakfast options, plus, they are super quick and easy for those busy weekday mornings.
The other thing that is really great about this recipe is that they make a ton, so they will last you all week. Also, if you don’t have frozen cherries no worries, any frozen fruit works or you could add in dried cranberries or raisins, really anything would work.
These yummy little treats are also kid approved, I made a batch for my nephews and those cookies were devoured in only a couple of days. Now perhaps it was because we were offering them cookies first thing in the morning, but whatever works right!
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 14 minutes
total time 34 minutes
servings 30 cookies
2 cups flour
1 cup oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup coconut
1 small zucchini
1/4 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chopped cashews
1 cup frozen cherries quartered
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, chia seeds and coconut.
In a large bowl place banana and mash until smooth. To the banana add in grated zucchini, softened butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and chopped cashews. Stir until well combined then add in 1/2 of the flour mixture stir then add in remaining flour (the cookie dough will be very thick). Once fully combined stir in cherries until evenly distributed.
On a parchment lined baking sheet place 1 tsp of the dough then press down lightly. Bake for 13-14 minutes then allow to cool on a cooling rack. Store in a ziplock bag or plastic container.