Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Updated: Aug 30

Looking for an easy and healthy vegan breakfast recipe? Then look no further. This vegan chocolate chip breakfast cookie is the healthiest and tastiest vegan breakfast. It’s soft, chewy, and packed with fiber and nutrients you need to start the day energized.

This simple breakfast recipe is vegan and gluten-free.

4 main ingredients. Simple. Affordable. Delicious.

This recipe was born from a desire to make Sunday breakfasts especial and I love every bit about it. The taste, the perfect amount of sweetness from the banana, cranberries, and dark chocolate, the texture, and yes, how healthy it is!

You only need 4 main ingredients to create this gorgeous little thing that melts in your mouth. It’s basically the healthiest vegan oatmeal cookie. You can also try this similar orange oatmeal cookie recipe that I love!

I love to start my day on a Sunday morning with a short meditation practice, relaxing music, and this amazing vegan oatmeal breakfast cookie.

I usually pair it with hot chocolate or in its absence, a nice glass of almond milk sprinkled with some cinnamon on top. If you'd like a more comforting dessert, pair it with this rice pudding. The best combination!

There’s something about it that makes me feel wonderful and ready to start the day! Not to mention, it’s SO filling. Many hours can pass until I’m hungry again, which is very convenient for a productive Sunday morning.

I also make these healthy vegan breakfast cookies for brunch when I have family over and they always get amazing reviews!


Details:


Yield: 6 cookies

Prep time: 5 min

Cooking time: 18 min

Total time: 23 min

Vegan, gluten-free.


Ingredients:


2 bananas

1 cup old fashioned oats

4 tbsp dried cranberries

1 oz semi-sweet baking dark chocolate

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp ground cinnamon

3 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut


Directions:


1. Preheat the oven to 350F

2. In a bowl, mash the bananas until smooth.

3. Roughly chop the dark chocolate.

4. Add oats, cranberries, chopped dark chocolate, vanilla essence, shredded coconut, and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.

5. Lightly grease a baking sheet with any type of oil or vegan butter. Form circles with the mixture and put it in the oven.

6. Bake for 18 minutes, take it out of the oven and put it on a plate. Sprinkle more shredded coconut on top if you'd like.

7. Enjoy while it’s still warm and with your favorite drink!


Notes:


- If you’re looking to increase your omega 3 intake, add 1 tsp of ground flaxseed to the mix. It doesn’t change the texture and it makes for an even healthier version.

- If you’re making a big batch, store in an airtight container and reheat it in the microwave for just 15 seconds before eating.

- They make for a great afternoon snack!

- The video shows half of this recipe for one giant cookie, but I also like to make a bigger batch for 6 regular size cookies. 3 cookies is a good serving size for breakfast.


Approximate Cost:


$4.00. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section.



Nutrition:


*Oats are packed with a variety of vitamins and nutrients. They’re rich in carbs and fiber and higher in protein and fat than other grains. Oats are also high in a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which helps reduce cholesterol and promotes healthy gut bacteria.


*Dark chocolate is one of the most powerful sources of antioxidants. Flavanols (a substance found in dark chocolate and cocoa) may benefit brain function and blood flow to the brain.


*Dried cranberries are high in fiber and may help prevent urinary tract infections. A study indicates a beneficial effect of consuming dried cranberries to reduce the number of UTIs in susceptible women.


*Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols. In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon was the clear winner. Among many other benefits, cinnamon has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.


Give this a try next time you’re craving something sweet and healthy or if you're having some friends over for brunch, I can guarantee they’ll be a hit!


Did you try this healthy vegan breakfast cookie recipe? Let me know in the comments below and/or tag your creation @everyhealthybite

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