If you have picky eaters at home then you know how hard it can be to get them to sit down for a nourishing meal. Lately, my kids’ favorite response to anything on a plate is ‘that’s disgusting!’ Which when said in a three-year-old lisp is kind of funny, but still. Cookies, however? Those always get cheers and excitement, which is why cookies for breakfast is the best idea ever.
Loaded with fill-you-up ingredients like banana, almond butter, Nature Valley Toasted Oats Muesli and flaxseeds, the cookies are perfect for rushed, please-get-out-the-door mornings (which we have more of than I’d like to admit). The taste is like an oatmeal raison cookie with chewy bites of oats, dried raisins, seeds and nuts. But this cookie combo of protein and fiber fills you up and keeps your energy going all morning. And they’re so good with a glass of almond milk!
Muesli has become my breakfast addiction since I discovered how to make it overnight. Or I eat it with soy yogurt. It’s as simple as a bowl of cereal but with wholesome ingredients you can feel good about eating. And now with cookies for an afternoon snack? Little hands cannot resist!
Nature Valley Muesli Breakfast Cookies
Yield 16 cookies
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup Nature Valley Muesli
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Heat over to 350 degrees and like a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt together the almond butter and honey until smooth.
- Remove from heat and stir in additional ingredients.
- Drop a heaping tablespoon onto the cookie sheet and flatten dough slightly with a spoon.
- Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cookies cool completely and store in airtight container.
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Photos by Brittney Bremnes
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