These healthy cookie dough breakfast bites are a quick, easy, grab and go breakfast, snack or healthy dessert. They are dairy, egg, gluten, and nut free, but full of fiber and nutrients.
These breakfast bites were created out of my need to find something that my finicky gluten free son could grab on his way out the door. He is never hungry in the morning and always running late to catch the bus. It had to be something that was sweet and appealing to kids, but easy to grab and go. They also had also to be gluten free, vegan, and nut free.
How can these breakfast bites be kids friendly, but still healthy?
Kids think that they are getting to eat cookie dough for breakfast. You don’t have to feel guilty because you know that they are getting the same nutrients that would be in a bowl of flax oatmeal. After some experimenting, I have found that about 3 tablespoons of brown sugar are enough to make the balls sweet enough for my kids, but feel free to reduce the sugar. You can also use agave nectar or another liquid sweetener, but if you do, reduce the water a little.
I wanted to make mine nut free, but if you like nuts, you can use your favorite nut butter instead of the coconut oil. Most of the time, I use refined coconut oil, so it just tastes like oatmeal cookie dough, but if you like the flavor of coconut, the regular will work fine too.
Simply throw all the ingredients into a food processor, mix, and roll into balls. You can keep them in an air tight container the refrigerator or the freezer for quick gab and go breakfasts, snacks, or desserts.
A healthy grab and go breakfast that tastes like oatmeal cookie dough but is full of nutrients and fiber.
- 1 ¾ cup of oatmeal
- ¼ cup ground flax
- 3 TBS brown sugar or sweetener of choice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 2 tbs gluten free flour of choice or protein powder
- 3 tbs water
- ¼ cup coconut oil or nut butter
- 1/4 cup Chocolate chips or raisins optional
In a food processor, combine 1 cup of oatmeal – pulse a few times to grind up the oatmeal.
Add the flax, sugar, salt, baking soda, water, coconut oil, and flour or protein powder.
Blend until mixed thoroughly
Add the remaining ¾ cup oat meal and mix lightly
Add chocolate chip and/or raisins, mix, and roll into balls
Keep in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer.
- Store in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer.
- You may substitute the coconut oil for any nut butter of choice.
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