Healthy cookies for breakfast? Yes, this is possible! These easy breakfast cookies are loaded up with tons of chocolate and only contain 150 calories each!
Whoa, four days into January and we’re already back to cookies again. We might be looking at a record here, friends!
Seriously though, it was only a matter of time. Cookies and me just can’t stay away from each other, and thus, healthy breakfast cookies fix all the problems.
The problem which is the fact that cookies are pretty much outlawed after New Years and dude, I am so not cool with that mindset. So I had to get a little creative and take things up a notch on the health-o-meter.
Healthy cookie 101. When in doubt, take away the butter, throw in a bunch of sneakily-healthy stuff, add a double whammy of chocolate, and call yourself the cookie genius you truly are. 😀
The result equals complete breakfast to midnight-snack fare. In conjunction with the fact that each cookie contains only 150 calories. So there’s that.
I’ll just leave that statement up there and wait for you to finish your healthy breakfast cookie victory dance.
So what kind of cookie wizardry do we have going on here? Don’t be nervous, because there’s no weird, gross-ish ingredients replacing all the usual fat in these cookies. I’d bet all my leftover cookies you have everything hanging out in your pantry right now!
- Mashed ripe banana, an egg, and yogurt step up to the plate and replace the butter.
- Quick-cooking oats replace a lot of the flour and contribute the super-chewy texture.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips take care of all your indulgent needs.
Be aware that the dough for these cookies will be very soft and slightly sticky. That’s the kinda consistency we’re looking for! Chilling the dough isn’t even necessary, because these cookies don’t spread too much while they bake. In fact, you’ll want to flatten them slightly after rolling into balls.
You’ll also want to enjoy them straight from the oven while the chocolate is still warm and gooey. As ALL cookies should be eaten. 😉
Also, all the cookies should probably be eaten right at that moment. Living la cookie loca we are.
Oh, and before I forget. My extreeeeeemly cookie-snobbish siblings were never the wiser that they were actually eating ultra-healthy cookies for breakfast. I think they just really thought that I lost my mind and was letting them eat chocolate cookies for breakfast, so there were no questions asked.
Only much cookie face shoving.
Whaddya’ say? Are you ready to keep those New Years resolutions going strong and have your cookies too? ???
Healthy Double-Chocolate Breakfast Cookies
- 1 medium ripe banana mashed
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk mashed banana, sugar, egg, yogurt, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Beat flour mixture into liquid until a dough forms. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
Roll dough into 1-in balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Gently flatten. Bake cookies in batches at 350F 9-10 minutes (middles will still look soft---this is ok) Cool cookies on baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Enjoy warm!
Have you seen these other winning breakfast cookies? It’s so a thing. 😉