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.
I’ve been eating my homemade muffins. I made a batch of banana and a batch of pumpkin. Yummy when they are warm. I mix it up some days with a dark chocolate caramel for a breakfast treat. :)
I’ve been eating my homemade muffins. I made a batch of banana and a batch of pumpkin. Yummy when they are warm. I mix it up some days. I eat a dark chocolate caramel for a breakfast treat. :)
My favourite breakfast food has always been oatmeal (or anything with oatmeal in it!) – even in the summer. I’m big on comfort food and oatmeal does it for me!
Love the website and thanks for all the great recipes, Ali.
Thank you for the lovely post :-)
I have been following Jess’ blog for some years now as well, and I just love how her posts and usual ramblings make me laugh and look at life witha smile :-) (and her breathtaking photos don’t hurt either ;-) So of course I cannot wait to see her cookbook and try out some of her recipes! Thanks so much for the chance :-)
My favourite breakfast food is either French toast with maple syrup, or waffles, or banana bread (with chocolate chips) or a lukewarm cheesecake fresh from the oven :-D Thank you for the giveaway!
My favorite breakfast treat is of the savory variety– a good old bacon egg and cheese on a hard roll! If I’m going sweet, though, there is nothing like a warm cinnamon bun, fresh from the oven!
This receipt looks so good and healthy. I’m going to try them
Cookies sound like the best breakfast to me!
For work days, I usually eat overnight oats or a smoothie. During the weekend I like to savor it more with steel cut oats or an egg scramble.
french toast all the way!!
I love all breakfast foods, I loooooove breakfast! It’s my favorite meal of the day. As far as breakfast treats- I am going to go with a HOMEMADE scone with coffee. I will definitely be trying these cookies!
For me, there’s nothing better than a scone with coffee for breakfast. It’s been eons since i’ve indulged in this way. Clearly, i’m overdue … :)
Favorite breakfast? I can’t seem to shake the smoothie habit. Love them. I usually start with a frozen banana, dump in some coconut milk, maybe half an apple or pear and then run outside to the garden to grab a big handful of fresh kale and a small one of parsley. I top it off with hemp or chia and let my Vitamix work its magic.
My favorite is French toast!
I make breakfast muffins……I take potatoes, ham, onions, spinach, cheese, jalapenos and EGGS and mix it all together and pour it into my muffin pans. bake them and there are enough for the whole week. Im excited to try your cookies! Thanks
Breakfast is my favorite meal and my favorite treat is coffee cake!
I only have whole flaxseed, should I grind it up?
I love a good cinnamon roll!
I usually make muffins on the weekend for breakfast throughout the week but my go to is oatmeal with something mixed in like nuts, raisins, shredded carrots, etc.
These look so good!! My favorite special weekend breakfast is cinnamon rolls, but on a daily basis I’ll go for a breakfast burrito!
I love making big breakfasts for my husband and kids! Egg`s anyway you want, bacon, sausage, hasbrowns, corned beef hash, pancakes, french toast, amd the list is endless! Best of all its diffrent every weekend and we get this quality time together.
Yum! I will be making these TODAY!! Who doesn’t love baked goods for breakfast?? It’s a weakness. My favorite breakfast currently is Apple Butter Coffee Cake. I’ve made it twice in the last month just for me and my husband!
My favorite breakfast is eggs. Eggs prepared any way and paired with anything. As long as there are eggs involved I’d call it a good breakfast!
I have been wanting an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast for so long! And these cookies look so healthy and delicious. I can’t wait to whip up a batch and make everyone in my office jealous when they catch me eating them for breakfast :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Oh, bakes foods for breakfast are a serious weakness of mine. I have to say that my current favourite breakfast treat would be hummingbird cake, which I made using the Hunmingbird Bakery’s recipe – it’s seriously moist and delicious and packed with lots of yummy things. It definitely made everyone in my office jealous!
For breakfast I love anything with bacon. One of my favorite restaurant dishes is a French toast breakfast sandwich, such a good combo of salty and sweet!
Hot toasted banana bread ! Yumm
a tie between Cinnamon Rolls and Waffles.
I have yet to get on the breakfast cookie bandwagon, but I may have to try these!
My favorite breakfast treat is probably baked oatmeal (a treat because I typically don’t have the time to make anything that takes more than 5 minutes!). I may have to make some tomorrow…with pumpkin in honor of fall!
My favorite breakfast is a Honey Crisp Apple with Almond Butter! Yummy. But a good cookie like this recipe could replace it. I eat within 30 minutes of getting up (from The Fast Metabolism Diet) so having something quick and easy is a MUST for me now. I will have to fix some of these for a nice change.
Homemade, warm scones…the best!
Anything sweet. Granola, muffins, pancakes, waffles!
I love scones and muffins for breakfast :)
I love chocolate chip scones as a treat, I always make a big batch and freeze them and love having them handy for the weekends
My favorite breakfast indulgence is a really hot cup of coffee with blueberry pancakes. Yum!
These cookies sound amazing. They have everything I love in them. Can’t wait to try them!
My current breakfast treat is banana bread… so good with a cup of hot coffee!!
Love bacon pancakes as a special treat, but when the mood strikes my husband we go to a Desi place for halva poori, sweet and spicy!
I LOVE French toast! If I could have it every day and not gain a pound I would. Recently I had Banana Bread French Toast with Buttermilk Syrup and bacon, of course. It was to die for. You can’t have breakfast without bacon!
I love cinnamon rolls as a treat
I love anything sweet with my morning coffee! Croissants with jam are great, and yoghurt with berries… Ah, I love breakfast!
My favorite treat to eat for breakfast is cinnamon French toast.
My favorite treat to eat for breakfast is anything sweet….cinnamon roll, scone or quick bread
A classic soft boiled egg, toast and jam. A perfect, comforting breakfast.
My favorite treat is French Toast with strawberries and whipped cream on top!
My absolute fave breakfast treat is an apple pancake from a local pancake house – piping hot dutch-baby-like pancake smothered in hot, brown-sugary apples. With a side of bacon, of course. = )
I have always been a toast eater in the morning. A slice with but butter and honey and a second slice with butter and jam.
My favorite breakfast food…..
It’s a question that can’t be answered!
(Actually, it can be- anything but cereal-!)
Among my favorites, though, would have to be French toast, donuts, Danish’s and braided pastries….mmmmm!! Plus my grandma’s scrambled eggs for sure!!! And maybe throw in some toast, bacon, sausage, orange juice, or coffe w cream… :-D
My favourite is pumpkin pie french toast,, almond butter and a banana, or apple pie greek yoghurt parfaits, with Fage 2%, and Cinnamon Cereal… :)
I’m a total breakfast girl, so picking one favorite is impossible- but the first thing I thought of was vanilla cupcake oatmeal! Sounds crazy I know, but if you add white chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, some butter extract, and almond extract to your oatmeal you’ll have a healthier version of all the cake batter treats that you see on Pinterest.