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4 Three Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipes

Three Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Cookies and milk just became a breakfast option with these three healthy breakfast cookie recipes! They are naturally gluten-free and easy to make as you can see in this video.

Pumpkin Pie, Carrot Cake and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup cookies for breakfast? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not! The base ingredients for each of these recipes is peanut butter, quick oats, and honey! Plus, you can eat the batter by the spoonful! #Winning!

Can you make these healthy breakfast cookies nut free?

Absolutely! Since a lot of schools are a nut-free zone and with the abundance of nut allergies, you can make any of these breakfast cookies with a nut-free alternative, like sunflower butter.

Can you make these healthy breakfast cookies vegan?
Yes and yes! If honey isn’t your sweetener of choice, swap it out for maple syrup and boom! You’ve got healthy vegan breakfast cookies.

What I love is that these recipes are a one-bowl-wonder; meaning, you don’t need a mixer or fancy equipment. The one-bowl method also means minimal clean-up! Woo-hoo!

These recipes are sure to be a winner for your household. In fact, that’s the only kind of recipe you’ll find in any of our family meal plans. We all know that mealtime success starts with a good plan, and that’s exactly what we do.

The MOMables Classic Meal Plans have family-favorite recipes, meal prep sheets to help you get organized and a complete shopping list! Yes, we love it too!

The Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies get their name from the pumpkin spice in the recipe –which is great any time of year. The pumpkin puree makes these incredibly moist and the cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg give them that delicious familiar taste we all know and love!

The Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookie has a hearty, chewy texture that’s perfect if you love carrot cake –but these cookies are much healthier! There are no processed ingredients here and are the ideal morning fuel with some pieces of walnuts and raisins.

And finally, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookie is the best way to eat both cookies and chocolate for breakfast! Seriously though, they taste indulgent, but thankfully they aren’t!

Can I use frozen bananas to make healthy breakfast cookies?
Overripe bananas are best for this recipe; which means that even the frozen ones all the way in the back of your freezer work great. So, if you haven’t gotten around to using them for those smoothies… yeah those.

Can you freeze these breakfast cookies?
In case you can’t decide which one to make first, and because each recipe yields 12 cookies, you might have to turn to your friend, the freezer to help out with storage since these recipes are freezer friendly!

So you can eat, freeze, and repeat! Wrap any leftovers, if there are any, with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, thaw them out and eat cold or at room temperature or warm in the toaster oven or microwave.

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4 gluten free valentine's day sugar cookie recipe

Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

What are you making for Valentine’s Day?

gluten free valentine's day sugar cookie recipe

Making gluten-free and allergy-friendly sugar cookies is one of my favorite things to make with my daughter! She loves grabbing all the cookie cutters and having her choice of fun shapes and sizes.

Our holiday cookie recipes have always been so popular, Chief MOM Laura asked me to do a Valentine’s Day version. How could I resist? Valentine’s Day is filled with so much love and cheer. It’s a fun holiday, especially when you have kids.

After all you do as a parent day in and day out, it’s always nice to see something as simple as a holiday cookie light up your kid’s face! Here at MOMables, we strive to do this every day by providing you with help in the kitchen to get those lunches packed and bellies full!

I love baking these cookies for my daughter and even her classmates as a treat. I know that they are safe for any food allergies and also delicious!

Here are my MOM tips for a successful cut-out cookie:

  1. Don’t roll the dough too thin. I know that if I roll the dough out too thin and cut it, they will spread when baking. Make sure you are keeping it thick enough to hold its shape.
  2. Make sure when you are making the batter, your butter is softened (as called for), not melted. There is a big difference in baking and the outcome you’ll achieve.
  3. Make sure your dough chills long enough in the fridge. This is also true when rolling out the dough and cutting. If it sits out too long and is overworked during that process, again, it will spread and not hold its shape. After chilling, you may want to break off half the dough and roll it out and cut half at a time.
  4. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. I’ve found the best success with King Arthur GF All-Purpose Flour. Chief MOM Laura also recommends Cup4Cup and Better Batter.

Grab the kids and sprinkles; it’s time for some cookies!

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

gluten free valentine's day sugar cookie recipe

Recipe yields about 2 dozen cookies, depending on the size of cutter used

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 20-24
  • Cuisine: Baking

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter or nondairy spread, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg or prepared egg replacer
  • 1 tablespoon water or milk
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your all-purpose flour has it)
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I’ve used Better Batter, King Arthur Flour, or Cup4Cup) + more for rolling/dusting

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar at medium speed.
  2. Add the egg, water or milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon (if using). Blend until mixed well.
  3. Add the xanthan gum, if necessary, and the flour. Mix at a low speed until well combined.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a silicone mat).
  6. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface, until about 1/3-inch thick.
  7. Cut out with your favorite cookie cutters, and place the cookies on a baking sheet, allowing space between each one.
  8. Reform and roll out the scrap dough, then continue cutting more cookies.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack. Cool completely before decorating.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

Not all gluten-free flours are the same. I’ve included the three all-purpose flours that I’ve made this with and that have yielded great cookies.
Refrigeration is a must, otherwise your dough will be too sticky to roll, and the cookies will spread. If you roll out your dough and it’s too sticky to “pick up,” put it back in the fridge before cutting.
Gluten-free flour isn’t like regular flour; it doesn’t absorb moisture like wheat. Like with any gluten-free recipe, using the suggested flour is recommended, and substitutions are highly discouraged.

 

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