Breakfast Energy Cookie

As we approach the second week of January, hopefully all those New Years resolutions are still holding strong! I know meal prepping my food for the week helps me stay on track, so I thought I'd share a recipe for my favourite breakfast energy cookies that help fuel me up for a day on the go.

These pair great with a cup of coffee in the morning and travel easy in your bag! Loaded with slow-digesting carbohydrates (oats, spelt flour), these cookies will leave you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal. Plus, the maple syrup and dark chocolate chips help curb a sweet tooth as well. Feel free to add any other nuts, seeds, or dried fruit to your mix to switch up the flavour combos!

Ingredients 

• 2 1/2 cups of oats

• 1 cup of spelt flour (you can use whole wheat flour if preferred)

• 2 tsp of cinnamon

• 1 tsp of baking soda

• 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)

• 1/2 cup of all natural creamy peanut butter

• 1/3 cup of unsweetened apple sauce

• 1/4 cup of maple syrup

• 3 tbsp of coconut sugar

• 1 large egg

• 1 tsp of vanilla

• dash of sea salt

Directions

• Preheat oven to 350°

• Mix together dry ingredients (oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt, and chocolate chips)

• In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients (peanut butter, apple sauce, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla)

• Mix wet and dry ingredients together and mix well until completely combine

• Bake for 9-10 minutes or until tops are slightly browned

• Let cool for 10-15 minutes on a cooling rack

Quick tip: you can add different seeds, raisins or dried cranberries to the cookies for more substance.

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