If You're Too Busy for Breakfast, You Should Try Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookies
Even people who say they never eat breakfast are intrigued by the idea of breakfast cookies. "For on on-the-go eating, kids' breakfasts, or when you're pressed for time, they can be a great option," says registered dietician Sharon Palmer. "You can make them in advance, freeze the baked cookies, and then defrost when you're in a hurry."
It's a good idea to pay attention to ingredients. According to registered dietician Jill Nussinow, "If it's something simple like an oatmeal bar with flax or chia, pumpkin seeds and other nuts or seeds that are nutritious, then it might be like eating oatmeal, but without the liquid." She suggests finding recipes that contains whole grains and filling proteins like nuts, chia, flax and hemp. Look for recipes that are lower in added sugar, including additions like agave or maple syrup.
Ready to put some cookie power into your morning routine? Check out these 7 make-ahead breakfast cookie recipes.
Bacon Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies With Maple Glaze
If you think it's not really breakfast unless there's some bacon involved, this cookie is for you. A half pound of bacon and hearty oats make this a go-to recipe for the meat lover in your life.
Banana Wake-Up Bars
"These are soft, simple, but delicious, bars made with yummy ingredients. They're always a big hit when I make them for my friends and bring them to school." — cookie_monster
Jumbo Breakfast Cookies
"These are perfect for grabbing on the way out the door. Feel free to substitute chocolate chips or dried cranberries for the raisins or any combination of the three for a little different twist." — J. Diamond
Whole Grain Breakfast Cookies
"I decided to add this to Allrecipes because everyone keeps asking me for the recipe. I generally double the batch and keep them in the freezer. They taste even better frozen (still soft!)." — IrisMac
Hearty Breakfast Cookies
"These cookies are a delicious and hearty alternative to doughnuts or pastries. Try one with your morning coffee or tea. For a slightly richer treat, use buttermilk in place of the water." — Janet Allen
Best Breakfast Cookie
"The trick is to underbake them a little bit, and the result is the soft cakey cookie."— LEIE
Bacon Breakfast Cookies
"The only bad thing about these cookies is that it's impossible to eat just one or two." — Spikesmom