Cookies for breakfast?
Yes these really are the perfect quick and simple breakfast cookies packed with wholegrain oats, banana, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate!
Starting the day with a complex carb such as oats along with healthy fats and protein can help to stabilise those blood sugar levels!
When we eat a high sugar or simple carbohydrate breakfast, the sugar raises our blood sugar levels which are in turn is broken down rapidly causing a spike and drop in blood sugar levels resulting in those mid morning energy dips often shown as yo yo effect!
But by combining a complex carbohydrate which is accompanied by that all important fibre that helps to slow down the release of the sugars, as well as protein and healthy fats helps to stabilise our blood sugar levels, as well as helping to keep you feeling fuller for longer!
These breakfast cookies use natural ingredients with only 2 tbsp of maple syrup for the whole batch they are the perfect snack and on the go morning munchies! Plus they are great for pre and post workouts!
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup @beltr.uk oats
1 tbsp cornflour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 small banana (1/4 cup mashed banana)
1 heaped tbsp @belazu_co tahini
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/3 cup @vitacocoeu coconut oil melted
1/3 cup Handful of @walnuts_uk walnuts chopped
3 tbsp @naturesheartuk pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup @montezumaschocs dark chocolate drops
In a bowl add the oat flour, oats, corn flour, bicarbonate of soda, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate drops
Melt the coconut oil and add this along with the maple syrup, mashed banana and tahini and mix until you get a nice cookie dough consistency.
Taking some of the dough, roll into small balls and place them on a baking tray and flatten them down.
Continue with the remaining dough and then pop them into a pre heated oven at 170c for 9 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool and then enjoy for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.