Whether you’re a new mom breastfeeding, a busy student, or heading off to the office, these breakfast cookies will give you superhuman energy to begin your day.
I recently shared a story about the physical, emotional and mental challenges I faced during my daughter’s first month growth spurt. A loving combination of encouragement from my husband and support system, my own mental focus and a seriously high intake of calories, I overcame our obstacles and learned how important proper nutrition is for nursing mothers.
Throughout that growth spurt (and beyond), between offering her meals every thirty-minutes to satisfy her growing body, porridge and my morning smoothie, I found myself munching on these cookies. These breakfast treats are packed to the brim with nourishing goodness to satisfy that early morning HANGER after a night of little sleep and marathon breastfeeding. Containing a balanced combination of healthy fats and protein from the coconut, chia seeds and nut butter to fuel the hard working body, the oats also provide iron and support milk production. A perfect snack for the breastfeeding mother, the hardworking partner or anyone looking to kick off their day with a delicious energy boost!
Superhuman Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
1 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2/3 nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew)
1/3 cup water
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp pink sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup spelt flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the coconut sugar, melted coconut, nut butter, chia seeds and water. Add the coconut and oats, mix well. Stir in the baking soda and flour. Roll the dough into small balls (whatever size of cookie you prefer) and bake for 7-10 minutes. Every oven bakes differently so watch the cookies and take them out of the oven when the top is slightly golden brown but still soft.
ASHLEY WOOD is a recipe developer and writer from Winnipeg, Canada. With a passion for health, wellness and vegetables, Ashley creates simple and inexpensive vegan recipes made from whole ingredients that are often seasonal, sometimes gluten-free and occasionally raw. Ashley believe in celebrating the benefits of living a vegan lifestyle and at the very least, hopes to inspire others to eat more plants, smile and live with some Sunshine.