Nut-Free Breakfast Cookies (no banana, paleo)
These nut-free breakfast cookies are deceptively healthy! Made without banana and paleo-approved, these gluten-free breakfast cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with fuel. These breakfast cookies are a tasty way to kick off the day when you’re in a rush!
Grabbing a cookie for breakfast may seem counter-productive to your goals. However, with nut-free breakfast cookies like this, I’d say you’re in the clear!
Personally, the girls and adore these healthy breakfast cookies because they make breakfast-time so damn simple.
Some days, getting out the door is a disaster and even with a make-ahead breakfast, I’m still frazzled. On mornings when I know I’ll be too rushed, I make sure to have these on hand.
We pair 1-2 cookies with a piece of fruit. The cookies are still filling even though they use mostly plant-based protein. A killer way to start the day – especially because the girls get excited about cookies and are more willing to help (momwin)
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How Sweet Are The Nut-Free Breakfast Cookies
These gluten-free breakfast cookies really aren’t overly sweet! These cookies are mostly sweetened by dried fruit, paleo chocolate chips, and coconut!
Adding sugar or maple syrup will give them a sweeter profile. However, these cookies are made for breakfast. And a weekday breakfast before school doesn’t need to be sugar-filled. They taste more like a chewy trail mix than anything!
However, if you want to increase the sweetness, opt for a sweeter dried fruit (blueberries, cranberries, etc) as they tend to be sweeter 😉
Regardless, these gluten-free breakfast cookies are chewy, light, fueling, and still totally delicious (chocolate chips do that). Perfect for kiddos and moms.
Substitutions & Options
One of the reasons I use these paleo breakfast cookies a lot is because they’re easy to customize! Swap the goji berries and raisins for whatever dried fruit you have on hand (they all work!).
Likewise, if you don’t care about the nut-free aspect, any nut butter works in place of sun butter.
Texture Of The Paleo Breakfast Cookies
These healthy breakfast cookies are really based on seeds. Thus, they end up with a soft but chewy texture.
They also don't expand outwards too much. Instead, they rise up a bit. They end up thick, nutrient-dense, and with some texture to chew on.
Plus, the chia and flax help hold them together which makes them even chewier.
Why No Nuts?
If you’ve read through many of my recipes I use nuts, a lot. In fact, they’re in 90% of our snacks!
However, with my oldest starting school last year I’ve had to make a few swaps. Here in Canada, our schools are nut-free. Thus, I’m adapting a lot of my recipes.
Furthermore, it really just makes them a bit more versatile for me.
Banana Free Breakfast Cookies
While adding in some mashed banana would make these breakfast cookies tasty, almost every single breakfast cookie and green smoothie out there contain banana!
And again, I love bananas but I don’t want to be eating them every single day.
Thus, these breakfast cookies are banana free. There’s no other reason than personal preference.
Seven batches. I made these breakfast cookies seven times before I was happy with them! It also means that there is a slight discrepancy between the video and the photos.
While both use the same ingredients, the portions are different.
If looking at the video, know that your cookies will be a bit thinner and less chunky than that video as I did thin them out.
However, if looking at the photos know that the cookies do not expand as much as the photos.
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Paleo Breakfast Cookies
Stay fueled even while running out the door in the morning with these paleo breakfast cookies! These healthy breakfast cookies are made from seeds and dried fruit to give you energy on the go. Likewise, they have some chocolate chips in them so they're a win with kiddos 😉