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Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast? When they’re packed with good-for-you ingredients, there’s nothing to feel guilty about.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt, almond flour, and brown rice flour until combined.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the mashed banana, almond butter, maple syrup, ground flaxseed, coconut oil, and vanilla. Process on high until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Scrape the almond butter mixture into the large bowl with the oats and flour mixture. Throw your add-ins into the bowl. Stir the mixture with a spatula until you have a unified and very stiff cookie dough.
  5. Drop 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of dough per cookie onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each mound of dough with the palm of your hand. Slide the baking sheet into the oven and bake until lightly golden brown, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool cookies completely before storing in an airtight container. These will last on the counter for 5 days. You can also wrap each cookie individually with plastic wrap and freeze them. I place all the wrapped cookies in a resealable bag and defrost them as needed.

Try these wholesome cookies for your next breakfast, and be sure to snap a photo to share on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ALMbites.


Reprinted from The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2017, Laura Wright.