Can you imagine what life would be like if we all woke up to warm cookies each morning?
(You guessed where this was going…)
And with a recipe like this one from my friend Jessica’s new cookbook, Seriously Delish, you seriously should. Because these little cookies are packed with all sorts of healthier, energy-rich, whole ingredients that are pretty much guaranteed to get your day off to a sweet start. And true to their name, they are also quite delish.
Actually, I want you to have the chance to check out all of the delicious recipes in her cookbook. So today if you leave a comment on this post, you will be entered in a giveaway for a chance to win a copy of your own. So scroll on down to enter and also get the (cookie!) scoop on this great recipe.
I have actually been looking forward to the day that Jessica would publish a cookbook for years. Those of you who follow her blog, How Sweet Eats, already know that this hil-a-ri-ous, bright, kind, savvy, hard-working, trendsetting, sprinkles-sprinkling, neon-wearing, bacon-loving, vegetable-hating-(but-eating), beauty-products-investigating, fellow-Avery-from-Nashville-crushing, soon-to-be-newborn-mama-ing girl is a force in the blogging world, in all of the best ways.
I have read and enjoyed Jess’ blog for years. And I have been inspired and impressed as I have watched the blogger behind the blog work so hard and so diligently to come up with years of creative and super-original content, and also stick to her guns when making decisions for her blog and business that she believes in. (That last part is no small thing. I really, really admire the way that Jess has navigated fads and trends in the blogging industry, and often find myself thinking WWJD — what would Jess do? — when deciding whether a new opportunity or trend authentically feels right for me.)
But the main reason I wanted to share about Jess’ book today is because I’ve had the opportunity to meet and hang out in person with Jess a few times now. And she is exactly who you think she is from her blog — just great. I have to admit that she was one of the few bloggers I was kind of intimidated to meet back in the day, mostly because she just seemed like one of those girls who was so cool in every way, but she is so warm and fun and disarmingly honest and hilarious in person. And basically, could not be friendlier.
I’m so grateful to call her a friend in this crazy world of blogging.
And stoked about this book.
And these cookies!!!
So let’s get to them.
As you can see in the ingredient list below, these cookies are chocked full of delicious, energy-rich ingredients. Simply stir them all together in a bowl (no mixer needed).
Drop them onto a cookie sheet.
(Mine were a little bigger than Jess’, as I used a cookie scoop I had on hand.)
And then bake them up to warm, soft, cookie perfection. (Notice the before and after pics look almost the same because these cookies barely rise, leaving you with nice round mounds of cookie deliciousness.)
And then eat them…
Actually, these cookies would also be great as a protein lunch, or quick snack, or even a healthy dessert later in the day. But if you’re looking for an excuse to enjoy warm cookies for breakfast, they go perfectly with a nice cup of coffee.
And if you wanted to go Jessica-style, you could even toss on a few sprinkles. ;)
So big congrats to you, Jess, on a beautiful book. And thanks for the delicious cookie recipe.
And for all of you readers who would like a copy of your own, be sure to leave a comment below telling us about your favorite treat to eat for breakfast. (Is it cinnamon rolls? Pumpkin bread? Breakfast cookies? Do share.) A winner will be selected and notified on October 31, 2014.
These breakfast cookies are chocked full of healthier ingredients that will give you a delicious and energetic start to your day.
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup ground flaxseed
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons peanut butter (or any nut butter), melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped dried figs (or other dried fruit)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a smaller bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, egg, coconut oil, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix them until just combined. Stir in the dried figs and the chocolate until evenly dispersed.
Scoop out the dough 2 tablespoons* at a time and place on nonstick baking sheets, keeping the cookies 2 inches apart from each other. Bake until cookies are set and slightly golden, for 12 minutes, then remove the sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. These cookies are best when eaten the first or second day but can be stored in a sealed bag or container for up to 5 days.
*I used a large cookie scoop, which was about 1/4 cup each, which required 14 minutes to bake and yielded about 14 cookies.
Recipe from Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant, with just a few extra notes of mine added in.
Thanks to Jessica’s publisher for providing me a sample copy of the cookbook to review and a second to giveaway.
O gosh, that’s hard, but right now I’d say it’s my chocolate buckwheat mug cake!
I love an egg white breakfast sandwich on an english muffin but rarely take the time to make them! Oh, and if someone would cut up fresh fruit for me every day, that would be AMAZING!
Blintzes! So yummy!
I love oatmeal for breakfast with added nuts and berries but I definitely want to try these breakfast cookies!
My favorite breakfast treat is pancakes with maple syrup!
My favorite breakfast is waffles with coconut syrup with an egg.
I am all about baked oatmeal these days!
These look seriously yummy. I wonder if the can be mixed up ahead of time? My favorite breakfast in the fall is cinnamon pumpkin rolls.
You can mix up the dough ahead of time and freeze it if you’d like!
Can’t wait to make.
Oooh, so many choices! Right now I am loving pumpkin cinnamon rolls.
I am just learning how to change my family’s diet and looking for simple, easy recipes that are healthy. I’m trying to incorporate low carbs and more vegetarian recipes in our diet that don’t make you feel like your missing something and these cookies sound like they would be a great replacement for the snack bars my kids like from the store. I can’t wait to try them!
I like cinnamon buns or vanilla yoghurt with pineapple.
These look yummy! For breakfast I love some form of oatmeal or other whole grain, add some fruit, make it healthy and I’m all over it. If it happens to taste like your having dessert, that’s just a bonus.
scones with clotted cream! That stuff is to DIE for.
I love having French toast with cinnamon, sugar and lemon for a breakfast treat! I had it this morning, in fact ;)
I just found out that u can make pancakes only with banana, flour and milk which is absolutely delicious!! Love to eat them for breakky with fruits and yogurt u really have to try!
Favorite is cinnamon rolls.
Love me some oatmeal. So simple and adaptable!
My favorite treat would be a. Cinnamon roll!
Can I still enter? I love eggs in the mornings but there is always room for cookies.
Breakfast Burrito with some homemade hot slasa is my ultimate favorite treat!! These look like a perfect treat right after my burro, I’m definitely making these! Ifobe a copy if her cookbook! Thank you!
I love a glazed donut for breakfast!
Cinnamon rolls are always a splurge for me. I aim for at least one a month!
I just had cake leftover from Cake Club (yes you read right) for breakfast. My favorite, by far!
Pumpkin pecan waffles. With bacon on the side.
My favorite thing to eat for breakfast is avocado toast!
My favorite breakfast food now is probably biscuits with spicy sausage gravy. Growing up it was probably a slice of homemade apple pie with milk poured over it.
Seriously looks amazing!
Pancakes. Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes! However breakfast is my favorite meal of the day so anything will do! :]
Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite treat-like breakfast is chocolate chip pancakes. Or anything with oozy, melty chocolate.
My fave breakfast is cinnamon french toast with strawberries and real maple syrup. Yum. But tomorrow’s breakfast will be the pumpkin cinnamon muffins topped with coarse sugar that are baking right now. Delish!
My favorite breakfast are my homemade banana pancakes. I love them all nice and warm fresh off the griddle with a little bit of butter and syrup… mmmmm good.
I love anything with cinnamon in the morning….cinnamon rolls or cinnamon sugar toast.
Waffles and french toast are my breakfast favorites!
Cinnamon rolls with lots of icing!
A chocolate Cherry smoothies tops my list. But these cookies are a new addition to the morning routine! So Good! Thank You!!
These look tasty!!! Can’t wait to try them! My fave breakfast is stuffed baked French toast.
Cinnamon rolls! Or any other rich, sugary carb.
I LOVE breakfast, so it’s very hard for me to pick a favorite. Pumpkin bread in the fall, blueberry muffins in the spring and summer….. Breakfast cookies are for every season, and would have to be my all time favorite!
Definitely cinnamon rolls, though I don’t make or eat them often enough
Pumpkin gooey butter cake is my favorite fall breakfast treat! But I think these will be a nice mix of sweet and beneficial!
These look delicious! I love pumpkin-flavored anything for breakfast! Muffins, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, you name it.
I love scones!
My kids love when I make them eggs in the muffin pan. Add a few chopped veggies and any type of chopped meat and cheese. So fast, easy, versatile, and they grab them and go out the door in the mornings. Of course on weekends they are wanting pancakes or biscuits and gravy. I know they would love these breakfast cookies too, who wouldn’t.
I love scones and jam with plenty of coffee!
Cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven!
(Note: I honestly cannot remember if I already commented. If I did, I am so sincerely sorry and understand if I’m disqualified)
Pumpkin pie is my favorite treat for breakfest :)
I love coffee, with avocado toast and a sunny side egg right on top!
These Breakfast Cookies look absolutely awesome! I can’t wait to try them out. I love all kinds of breakfast foods at any time of day but my favorite breakfast by far is one I started having way back in high school, in the 70s. A BLT with cheese & a big ‘ol Dr Pepper!!!
Thanks for the Breakfast Cookie recipe!