Nutty Breakfast Cookies

I know I look like something out of a horror movie, but I'm loving these tissue masks I picked up at CVS.  They are cheap and just feel good.  I have dry skin, but in the winter it feels extra thirsty therefore before I applied my tissue mask I used another one of my new favorite CVS purchases, Freeman Facial Polishing Mask with Charcoal and Sugar to slough off any dead skin and grime to really drink in the tissue mask.  I love to use a good exfoliator to give my skincare products the time to really absorb overnight. So, while my cookies baked I took a few minutes to unwind and soak in the goodness from my masks.

I know I look like something out of a horror movie, but I'm loving these tissue masks I picked up at CVS.  They are cheap and just feel good.  I have dry skin, but in the winter it feels extra thirsty therefore before I applied my tissue mask I used another one of my new favorite CVS purchases, Freeman Facial Polishing Mask with Charcoal and Sugar to slough off any dead skin and grime to really drink in the tissue mask.  I love to use a good exfoliator to give my skincare products the time to really absorb overnight. So, while my cookies baked I took a few minutes to unwind and soak in the goodness from my masks.

Who am I kidding these cookies can be breakfast cookies, snack cookies, anytime cookies for whenever you have a sweet tooth and are trying to stick to a healthy lifestyle. This is a modified recipe I found in a Paleo cookbook but after making several batches and feeling like they still tasted "really healthy" I think Ive finally come up with the right mix of ingredients. I added chocolate protein powder to this recipe because what's better than peanut butter and chocolate?  I told Brent one of my biggest fears was having Claudia be allergic to peanut butter I'm not sure I could kick my habit😝 thank goodness she is nut allergy free!  Hooray! You can use any nut butter you desire, almond, cashew, etc. I chose peanut butter because it was what was in the fridge. I actually used a combo of two peanut butters. First I used Low Sodium Better'n Peanut Butter which has way less calories, sugar and sodium than regular peanut butter but because it doesn't quite taste the real thing (it's good don't get me wrong, but I wanted some additional crunch) I added a little Trader Joe's Peanut Butter with Flax & Chia seeds in it for some additional nutrition (FYI, Trader Joe's carries both peanut butters). Heck yeah!  I hope you enjoy these as much as Claudia and I do! 

INGREDIENTS:  

  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup nut butter (I used 1/2 cup of Better'n Peanut Butter and 1/4 cup of Trader Joe's Peanut Butter with Flax & Chia Seeds) 
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon  
  • 1/2 cup almond milk 
  • 1 packet of Isagenix chocolate protein powder (vanilla is good too)
  • 1/3 cup of Chocolate chips (just a little to make the cookies feel decadent) 
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a bowl, use a fork to mash the bananas
  3. Next add the remaining ingredients and mix well. 
  4. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper and spoon heaping tablespoons of the cookie batter onto the sheets, placing about an inch apart. 
  5. Bake for 25 minutes

Makes approximately 20 cookies

If you are a big fan of pumpkin like I am, try this version of my breakfast cookies as well. It's basically the same recipe as above with just 3 different ingredients, so follow the above instructions. 

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies 

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup canned organic unsweetened pumpkin  
  • 3/4 cup nut butter 
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk 
  • 1 packet of Isagenix vanilla protein powder