Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

Sometimes you just want something yum. And quick. And nutritious.

I’ve found, since going gluten free, that finding a food that’s a combination of yum, quick, and nutritious can be  more challenging than ever before.

Then, I found a recipe for breakfast cookies. That I tweaked. To my tastes. {translation: I added chocolate}

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These gluten free, dairy free breakfast cookies are so very delightful.  My entire family, from Smoo {the daughter} down to sharkbait {the not-so-little baby boy} all the way to the big guy {my husband} tried them and liked them. Win. Win. Win.


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Please admire the way in which the coconut turns all toasty and brown. Toasty coconut is where it’s at, in case you were wondering.

So easy.

And so good for your body.

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Gluten Free Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

1 1/2       cups gluten-free rolled oats
1             cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2          teaspoon salt
3/4          cups coarsely chopped pecans {or any combination of favorite nuts}
1/2          cup raisins
1/2        cup mini chocolate chips {I used dairy free, but if dairy’s not a concern any old kind will do}
3             very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4          cup coconut oil, warm enough to be liquid
1             tablespoon raw sugar
1             teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray
~Preheat oven to 350°. Combine oats, coconut, salt, pecans, raisins, and chocolate chips. Stir in bananas, oil, raw sugar,  and vanilla until well combined.
 ~Drop by ice cream scoop onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Continue with remaining mixture.
 ~Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until fragrant and golden. Cool on pan.
Yield: about 12-15 cookies.
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Make them.
Print the recipe and keep it on hand for a cold & snowy winter morning. You can thank me later.
XO, Sara
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  1. I need to give these a try. The morning options around here are not nearly as enticing (or healthy) as this!

    Glad to see you!

    • I’m so glad to see you, Jane!! And I’m so happy to be working my way back! I’ve been missing my online friends something fierce!

      Let me know how your family likes these if you decide to make them. Thanks so much for stopping by. XO

  2. Julie Deuvall says:

    These look amazing! It just so happens that I am completely bored with breakfast and this is just what I need. Thank you! Awesome to have you back, Sara!!

  3. Oh my goodness! Yummmmy! So glad to see this recipe shared in the Seasonal Series linkup :] I am definitely pinning these to make later this week :]
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  4. Hi there! Is there anything you can think of that I could use as a substitute for the bananas? The rest of it sounds so yummy, but I really, really, do not like bananas! They’re obviously the binder ingredient, and I have no idea what else I could use!

    • Hi Lisa! I’m thinking maybe applesauce?? I have never tried it, but if I did, I think I would soak some of the moisture out of the applesauce using a heavy duty paper towel or tea cloth first. I would then measure out the indicated amount after I got rid of some of the moisture.
      I’m also thinking that your favorite nut butter would most likely work. The cookies will have more fat, but will still be heart healthy.:) I would love to know what you try and how they turn out!

  5. Laura Bowe says:

    These look really delicious and very easy to grab and go before work.

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