Superfood antioxidant rich breakfast oatmeal cookies to go are a perfect when you need quick, delicious, antioxidant rich breakfast on a busy morning. They’re filled with oats, amaranth, cranberries, chia seeds and coco nibs and are jam packed with antioxidants, minerals and fiber
I made these cookies for a hiking trip with our kids. I knew we would be out all morning and needing quick energy. I’ve made so many breakfast cookies in the past, but they are often moist and even sticky, so much so that they aren’t suitable for taking along on the go. These were perfect as they we not sticky or crumbly. They are also full of delicious oatmeal cookie flavor with optional add ins.
How to make the best, chewy oatmeal cookies!
Baking these cookies is a breeze. All you’ll do is:
Cream your butter, vanilla extract and brown sugar in a medium bowl, next add in eggs and mix well. Set aside.
Next you combine oats, superfoods and flour in a separate large bowl. Mix until well combined.
Then you add creamed butter, vanilla, sugar and egg mixture into your dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
Drop rounded spoonfuls onto a lined cookie sheet and bake!
Ingredients in Superfood breakfast oatmeal cookies
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All purpose flour or gluten free flour
Rolled Oats: When eaten as breakfast give an excellent source of energy to children and adults alike. These superfood cookies were baked to keep our children energized for an extended period of time while hiking!
Amaranth: Amaranth is packed with manganese, exceeding your daily nutrient needs in just one serving. Manganese is especially important for brain function and believed to create homeostasis in the brain (trusted source) Amaranth is also rich in magnesium, an essential nutrient which plays an important role in prevention and treatment of many diseases (trusted source). Amaranth is also high in phosphorus and iron.
Chia seeds: Chia seeds are prized for their antioxidant contact and ability deliver a sustainable source of energy. They pack a powerful punch for their small size. They are also rich in fiber and protein. We add them everywhere that makes sense.
Dried cranberries: Cranberries contain many bioactive compounds and have some biological activities and beneficial health properties (trusted source) These compounds are known for their protection against chronic disease and are good for cardiovascular health. Cranberries also help maintain a healthy urinary tract (trusted source)
Cacao nibs: Cacao nibs contain a substantial source of dietary magnesium, and a little one-ounce serving provides 31% of the RDA (trusted source). Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in human health, and increased intake is associated with positive health outcomes. For example, higher dietary magnesium intake appears to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart failure, stroke, and general all-cause mortality (trusted source).
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The simply superfood antioxidant rich breakfast oatmeal cookies to go recipe
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup salted butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup amaranth
- 1/3 cup raw cocoa nibs
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 375 °F or 190 °C and line a baking sheet with a silicon baking matt or parchment paper.
- In a medium sized bowl, beat together your butter, vanilla extract and brown sugar until it's creamed and light and fluffy. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine your flour, oats, baking soda and superfoods.
- Pour your butter and sugar mixture into your dry ingredients and mix slowly until your dough is well combined.
- Drop dough in round mounds on your lined baking sheet. Flatten tops gently with the bottom of a spoon if desired.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Let cookies chill for 10 minutes and enjoy!
Cookies are good up to one week in an air tight container at room temperature.
Alternatively, you can store them in the refridgerator for up to three weeks.
Cookies freeze well. Remove from freezer and thaw in the refridgerator the day before you consume.
Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 237Total Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gCarbohydrates 33gFiber 3gSugar 15gProtein 4g