Pumpkin Seed Superfood Breakfast Cookies

gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, shred-friendly

Little John asked for cookies for breakfast this morning.  So momma made cookies.

Goes into pantry.  Gathers healthy, fall colored ingredients.  Mixes together.  Hopes for best.  With a little inspiration from Pinterest of course.

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Honey & coconut oil looks gross mixed together.

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I decided to double the recipe so I would have extra for Wine & Wellness tonight.  But I didn’t think to use a bigger bowl…..

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Much better.  And the fairy dust of basics: pumpkin pie spice.20160920_081029

It saddens me to report that I had to use 2 bowls for this recipe.  Unbeaten eggs in cookies = gross.

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Beaten eggs + dry ingredients + coconut oil honey mixture + pumpkin puree = this pretty, fall looking cookie “dough.”

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me: buys all organic & obsesses about kids’ diets

also me: lets them eat cookie mix with raw eggs.

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drop onto cookie sheet in spoonfuls and shape by hand.

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Bake for 16 minutes at 350 degrees F.  Why 16? Because I set the timer for 15, but was changing Hank’s diaper when it went off.  An extra minute passed before I took them out of the oven and they were perfect.  So I’m sticking with 16.

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Healthy breakfast cookies that will keep in the freezer for the mornings we are running late for school.  (every morning)20160920_085610

Yields: 12 cookies
Prep & Cook time: long enough to sit at the counter and drink two cups of coffee while the kids watch Netflix.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup organic virgin coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened, dried cranberries
  • ⅔ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ t sea salt
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Melt coconut oil in a large bowl in microwave, add honey and mix
  • Add oats, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, salt, PPS, and pumpkin puree to coconut oil & honey mixture
  • in a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs
  • Add the beaten eggs into the large bowl with the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined well.  Batter will fall apart easily.
  • Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter onto the cookie sheet.  Shape & flatten by hand.
  • Bake at 350 for 16 minutes.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes.

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Lil Wayne flow be like: she got them healthy recipes call her Paula Lean. Stephanie is a gangsta rap-loving wife and mom of three sweet babies, cardiac cath lab nurse, lactation consultant, fitness junkie, and foodie with a passion for properly citing sources.

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