What is your breakfast personality? Do you like to eat the same thing every day? Or do you crave variety at your morning meal? There are even quizzes for this stuff! Check it out if you want a fun little brain break.
My husband and son fall into category one, eating peanut butter toast or oatmeal every weekday. Whereas I am firmly in category two, always on the hunt for something new and interesting to eat. One constant: we all pair our morning meal with milk (or sometimes yogurt in my case; like I said, variety). With 8 grams of protein per cup, milk at breakfast helps everyone stay satisfied longer and maintain their energy well into the morning.
Lately, I’ve been enjoying my milk in a latte (to get my coffee fix) paired with one of these homemade cookies. These are not just any old coffee shop cookie. Made at home with some nutritious ingredients, they are a welcome addition to my rotation of breakfast foods.
If you’re in search of a healthier baked good for the morning, these Oatmeal Cherry Breakfast Cookies are the answer. IMHO the best breakfast cookies are hearty with lots of stuff in them. These fit the bill. They are packed with oats, dried cherries and pumpkin seeds; plus the cinnamon and almond extract make them really flavourful. If you like to play with your recipes, you can change the dried fruit (e.g. raisins, apricots) and seeds/nuts (e.g. walnuts, almonds) to your preference, or use vanilla extract instead of almond extract. An added bonus to making this recipe? The cookies freeze well for mornings where you’re in a hurry, and they can also be enjoyed as a snack or dessert.
What have you been having for breakfast lately? Share it in the comments; I’m always looking for a new idea!
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Written by a Registered Dietitian.