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Chocolate trailmix breakfast cookie

The breakfast cookies are back...in time for the long bank holiday weekend (here in the UK at least)!   

I'm spending my weekend visiting family by the seaside so I enjoyed my breakfast cookie a day early just so I could get it up to post for you today. ;-)

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It's been a while since i've had breakfast cookies, though the 'single serves' are definitely back with a kick... with my (amazing) choc cherry pots and a new blueberry version I have in the works. These single serves are a great way to recipe test whilst also ensuring i don't eat a whole batch of 12 cookies all at once....portion control!!

My original choc chunk cookie is still one of the most popular recipes on my blog, but I reckon this little cousin packed for of chewy fruit and chunky nuts has the potential to over-take in the popularity stakes! Add a dollop of creamy topping and you have 'bressert' to go!

Oh, and surely you know me by now...speed and versatility are the key, so get creative and raid your cupboards, the trail mix concept really begs you to throw in any fruits of nuts you fancy!  One sure way of making your breakfast (or snack) fire you through to lunch!

Enjoy the weekend and make the most of the final days of summer before it's back to school and back to routine!

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Recipe: Choc trailmix breakfast cookie

Makes one fat cookie

  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs ground flax or chia
  • 1 tbs each dried cranberries, chopped nuts, raw cacoa chunks (optional)
  • Vanilla extract to taste (approx. ½ tsp) or other spices as preferred
  • up to 1 tbs sweetener of choice- agave, maple syrup, coconut sugar
  • approx. 3 tbs vegan yoghurt or mashed banana to mix

  • Topping: 1 tsp peanut butter, 1 tbs vegan yoghurt and 2 drops of stevia (use ratios to make as much as you want)

Method

Mix and mash all ingredients together well to form a thick sticky ball of dough. Roughly flatten the ball with your palms and place on a small microwaveable plate.

Cook on full powder in the microwave for 1 minute. Press with your finger and if it springs back and there are no visibly sticky bits you’re done!

Of source this could also be baked in the oven for 10 mins or so- watch just out for the dried fruit burning. 

For the topping, simply whip together yoghurt, sweetener and PB and dollop on top.

 

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