I have this feeling that every time I write up a blog post, no one actually reads it and immediately scrolls down for the recipe...in that case, I am going to keep this pretty short.
For over a week we didn't have a working fridge in the apartment. I was going a bit crazy not being able to cook my own meals; granted I love being able to eat out and feel lucky enough that I was able to do that during that time, but I love being able to cook; it is stress reliever to me and just makes me feel better on the inside rather than constant take out. With the fridge finally being fixed yesterday, I started meal prepping and making a few snacks to have on hand right away.
I am trying to constantly change up my snacks, lunches, proteins, veggies each day- it makes me feel better- so I made a few of these breakfast cookies! Honestly, they are so simple! They came out crunchy on the outside edges, a little gooey in the middle, naturally sweet from the mashed banana and blueberries and they only take about 15 minutes!
For these hemp blueberry cookies, you just need one bowl to mix together banana, vanilla, sea salt, cinnamon, almond flour, ground flaxseeds, blueberries, turmeric and a little sweetener if you need it! I topped them off with shredded coconut and hemp seeds, but you can do whatever you prefer; chia seeds, goji berries, coconut sugar, or nuts. Once everything is well combined you scoop out the mixture into little cookies, bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes until the bottom and the edges start to brown. They resemble the top of a muffin to me - the best part!
That's it! I store mine in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
1 medium banana (mine was green, but the more ripe, the sweeter the cookie will be)
1 tbsp. vanilla
few dashes of cinnamon
1 tsp. turmeric (optional)
few dashes of sea salt
1/2 cup almond flour
2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
1/4 cup blueberries
1-2 tbsp. of sweetener of choice (See notes)
optional add ins: half squeeze of lemon, chia seeds, ginger (powder), chocolate chips, seeds, 1 scoop of protein powder, chopped dates etc.
toppings: hemp seeds, shredded coconut flakes or chocolate chips!
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a medium sized bowl add all of the ingredients except the blueberries and mash together until well combined.
3. Add the blueberries into the mix and gently stir.
4. Using a spoon scoop out enough to make 6 cookies.
5. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes until golden brown.
6. Top with toppings of choice and allow to cool completely before storing in the fridge.
If you want to add in sweetener, I would suggest maple syrup, coconut sugar, stevia, or honey. If you are using a liquid sweetener you may need to bake them a bit more and add in 1-2 extra tbsp. of flour.
The banana I used was green and firm, but if you prefer a spotty banana that will work too! The cookies will be a bit sweeter.
These breakfast cookies aren't very sweet, which is perfect for me, but if you have a bit of a sweet tooth you may need to add in a sweetener of choice to the batter. OR if you give them a try sans sweetener, and feel they need a little after trying one simply sprinkle coconut sugar on top!
You can sub out the blueberries for any berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries etc!)
I haven't tested any other flour, but oat flour should work! If you are using coconut flour you may need to add a little liquid to the batter (1-2 tbsp almond milk or liquid sweetener)
If you want to reheat them you can place them under the broiler for a few minutes on high or at 375 degrees until warm