Chocolate Chia Breakfast Bite Cookies

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Who wouldn’t want cookies for breakfast? Usually it’s morally incorrect to actually have cookies for breakfast… but we can let it slide with this recipe. These cookie bites are great to grab on the go or take to work as an energy boosting snack… and only 60 cals per cookie! Made with whole food ingredients they are refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, and free from any added oils.

Nutrition Breakdown (per cookie): 60 calories, 2.6g fat, 7.8g carbs, 2.3g protein. 

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What you will need (makes 12-14 bite -sized cookies):

  • 1 cup gluten free quick oats
  • 1/2 cup One Degree’s gluten free corn flour (or gluten free flour of choice)
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 packet stevia (omit if desired and add 0.5tbsp extra maple syrup)
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Cashew Milk (or dairy free milk of choice)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp egg whites (if you want to make these cookies vegan – make flax “eggs” substitute  instead).
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground sea salt
  • Optional: dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  3. Mix in wet ingredients one at a time into the same bowl.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, form your cookies into small balls. (~12-14 cookies).
  6. Bake at 350F for ~20-25 minutes until browning and no longer wet in the middle.

 

 

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