Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies (with Vegan Option!)
I’m a huge fan of make-ahead breakfasts.
We don’t do cereal around here on a regular basis, so quick breakfasts can be harder to come by.
These gluten free breakfast cookies take some time to prep beforehand, but, oh my, they make at least two mornings with a family of 5 so smooth.
Everyone gets excited when it’s breakfast cookie day!
Because who doesn’t like cookies?
And when you get to eat them for breakfast?
AND when they’re protein packed and actually healthy for you?!
Fo’get about it.
I. Love. Them.
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Here’s the low down on this gluten free breakfast
The most time consuming part is of these gluten free breakfast cookies is soaking the oats.
Why soak the oats, you ask?
Oats are extremely nutritional, as we all know, but they can actually be hard for our bodies to digest. Oats contain phytic acid, which can inhibit our body’s absorption of minerals from the oats, like zinc and iron (which are two BIG ones you especially want if you’re a pregnant or breastfeeding mama!). Soaking the oats breaks the phytic acid (and starches) down, so it is actually an important step that I don’t skip anymore.
That whole once you know better, do better thing.
Side note, there’s research that shows diets high in phytic acid can also cause deterioration of your teeth. No thanks. I like my teeth healthy and in my face where I can use them.
Oats should soak for 8-24 hours before using. To make this really easy, I put my oats in my kitchen mixer in the morning and make the gluten free breakfast cookies at night for the next day. So easy. It really is.
What is your favorite quick and easy breakfast? Are cookies for breakfast your dream, or do you prefer savory foods for breakfast?