Cookies for breakfast? “I couldn’t”, you say, “you can”, I say! These Banana Chia Chocolate Breakfast Cookies are a perfect grab-and-go breakfast option to add to your meal prep. Loaded with oats, banana and chia seeds to keep you satisfied until lunch!
“Eat Cake for Breakfast”, Kate Spade has a small line of products with this “slogan”. Though it is just a cute, silly tag line to get more coffee cups to sell it does have some validity behind it. And that is that breakfast should be celebrated!
Last week Jessica from How Sweet Eats linked to this article about “Expert Tips To Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever”. And tip #1 is “Eat Cake For Breakfast”. The author urges you to find something to eat in the morning that brings you joy. His point is that breakfast is not about what you are eating necessarily, but more about taking a small amount of time to start your day off right.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a really bad breakfast eater. I usually just don’t want to eat in the mornings. Unless it is a lazy weekend brunch that is closer to lunch time, I am just not hungry. But, it’s not good to not eat breakfast, we all know this. Breakfast kick starts your metabolism, gives you the energy you need to get a productive day started and helps to keep you from over eating later in the day when hunger catches up with you. And, to the point of that article, it centers you and kick starts a productive day.
So, to take the article’s advice, let’s make it a goal to find time for breakfast and to eat whatever it is that will bring us joy to start our day off on the right foot. Now, I don’t think he means go eat a dozen donuts, and ultimately that would not bring you joy, but you also don’t have to eat Raisin Bran if you hate it.
For me, chocolate brings me joy (obviously) and it is OK to have a little bit for breakfast if that is what I am feeling that day. These Banana Chia Chocolate Breakfast Cookies are there for the days when a cookie and a little bit of chocolate strikes my fancy. These are not cookies in the traditional sense. They are made with banana, oats, chia seeds, 1 egg, coconut oil and sweetened with honey, plus some dark chocolate chips if you wish 🙂
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast that helps you get your day started off on the right foot?Print
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 2 cups quick cook oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Prep a baking sheet
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the bananas
- Mix in oats and chia seeds
- Add the egg, mix until fully combined
- Add the coconut oil and honey, mix
- Fold in chocolate chips if desired
- Form into large, round cookies and place on baking sheet
- Bake for 12-14 minutes
- Cookies keep up to 1 week in the fridge and 2 months in the freezer
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