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Cookies for breakfast? I know what you are thinking, but hear me out on these Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies.
These cookies are waaaay healthier than your run-of-the-mill cookie.
Almond meal, quinoa flakes, and oatmeal combine to make the gluten free base of the cookie.
Carrots and cranberries add a healthy punch to the cookies.
A little Truvia Baking Blend and Truvia Brown Sugar Blend are used instead of regular sugar and brown sugar, but only a little bit.
These cookies are the perfect breakfast food or anytime snack. I love to serve these with a green smoothie for a nice, balanced meal for the girls. And trust me, once you tell your kids they are getting cookies for breakfast they will gobble them down faster than you can blink! Plus, they will ask for them all. the. time!
- 1 1/2 cup Almond Meal
- 2 1/2 cup Quinoa Flakes
- 1 cups Gluten free Rolled Oats
- 1 TBSP orange zest
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
- 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1 TBSP vanilla
- 2 cups dried cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups orange juice
- Pour cranberries into medium sized bowl and cover with orange juice.
- Let set in fridge for 1 hour but overnight is better.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare cookie sheets by greasing or use baking stones.
- Mix first 8 ingredients together in a medium size bowl.
- In a stand mixer, beat eggs, vanilla, and both sweeteners together.
- Slowly add in dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
- Pour cranberries and orange juice into mixture.
- Stir in carrots until just incorporated.
- Place heaping tablespoons of cookie dough onto baking sheets.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until done.
- Cool on wire racks.
- Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
- Place wire cooling racks on shelf in freezer.
- Flash freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and place in freezer safe zip top bag.
- Store in freezer for up to 3 months.
- Remove desired number of cookies from bag and allow to come to room temperature.
- Or if you are in a hurry, defrost/zap in the microwave.
If you do not have almond meal on hand, simply grind whole almonds in a food processor or blender. I often grind a whole bag of almonds in my food processor and then store the almond meal in the freezer to keep it from spoiling.
Have a blessed day!
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