Protein Cookies for Breakfast Recipe

Protein Cookies for Breakfast MainThere’s something in the air around back-to-school time that makes even the smell of freshly sharpened pencils seem magical. First day photos, new backpacks and family dinners around the table hold the promise of a great school year.

To help kick off the year on a tasty note, we asked local Certified Nutritional Chef Alyssia Webb Birnbaum from Mama’s Gotta Eat fame for some back-to-school recipes. We’ll be sharing a few of them this week, and we’re starting off with one you may be surprised to see. Cookies for breakfast?

How to Make Protein Cookies for Breakfast

 Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Chips1 Cup Almond Butter*
  • ¼ Cup Rolled Oats
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¾ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • ¾ Cup Chocolate Chips

*Substitute nut butter with 1 cup mashed banana or pureed pumpkin for nut allergies

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Listen as your children cheer about cookies for breakfast, and then get out a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. This recipe doesn’t require a hand mixer, so just stir all the ingredients except the chocolate chips with a big spoon – ask your kids to help you!
  4. Cookie DoughMake sure the baking soda is well blended, and then add in chocolate chips. You can keep the uncooked dough in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, baking small batches of cookies or all at once.
  5. Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet or a non-stick baking sheet. This step is crucial, or the dough WILL stick!
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, and then let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes or so. Again, this step is crucial to creating fully formed cookies.
  7. Got anxious-to-eat kids? Let them set the timer!
  8. Remove cookies to a wire rack, and let them cool to a temperature that’s safe to eat.
  9. Now, gobble them up.

Healthy Note: Don’t skimp on the chocolate in this recipe; it’s an antioxidant that reduces your risk for heart disease.

Nutrition Information

Protein Cookies (18 servings) – Calories: 153kcal/Fat: 11.4g/Carbs: 12.9g/Protein: 3.4g

With Fruit Puree Substitute – Calories: 69kcal/Fat: 3g/Carbs: 10.9g/Protein: 1.2g

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*Edited on Aug. 19, 2014, to add nutrition information

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2 Responses to Protein Cookies for Breakfast Recipe

  1. Amber August 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    I will definitely be giving this recipe a try! Hopefully it will be a great hit for my son who has been lacking appetite due to his medicines! :)
    Where can I find nutrition facts for this recipe?

    • Jay Mize August 19, 2014 at 9:12 am #

      Great question, Amber. I asked Chef Alyssia for nutrition information, and I added what she provided to the blog this morning.

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