Cookies for breakfast? You heard us right. Think of these healthy baked goods as chewy (portable) granola, sweetened with maple syrup and packed with wholesome ingredients, like chia seeds and walnuts. The cookies are also gluten-free – the batter uses oat flour instead of all-purpose, but you’d never know it!
Don’t have oat flour on hand? Make your own by grinding whole oats in a food processor until the mixture resembles a flour consistency. Just be sure to measure the oat flour after you grind it, not before. To turn this recipe into a dairy-free breakfast, simply substitute the butter with equal parts coconut oil. Pairing these cookies with your morning coffee will make everything that much sweeter.
This recipe requires a chill time of 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, maple syrup, egg and vanilla until well blended.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in the oats, oat flour, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder and salt until combined.
Fold in the cranberries, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
Using a large ice cream scoop, evenly divide mixture into 12 rounds. Let chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Transfer dough to a prepared baking sheet and press each round to flatten.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.