These breakfast cookies have protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins from fresh or dehydrated fruits – all the things you want your child to have to start the day off right.
We have a tradition in our family of making these breakfast cookies during the first week of school. The kids like them because they are a quick grab in case they are late for school and they also make great snacks for the afternoon!
Here’s the recipe!
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granola or oats
- 1/2 cup craisins, dried or fresh fruits, chopped
- 1/2 chopped nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews, etc.)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 cups whole grain cheerios
- chia seeds, optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a cookie sheet.
- In a large mixing bowl, add butter, vanilla, protein powder, water, and honey.
- Then add peanut butter and egg and mix well until incorporated.
- Add granola or oats, flour, nuts and craisins and mix well.
- Use a 1/4 measuring cup and drop heaping cupfuls of mixture onto prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with chia seeds.
- Bake 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden.