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Kickstart mornings with super-caffeinated cookies! These rich cookies are vegan, gluten-free, & naturally sweetened for indulgent-but-healthy quick breakfasts.

Mocha Buzz Breakfast Cookies

Mountain Cravings
Kickstart mornings with super-caffeinated cookies! These rich cookies are vegan, gluten-free, & naturally sweetened for indulgent-but-healthy quick breakfasts.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Rest Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dozen
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (see note)
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit like cherries, raisins, cranberries, etc.
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, pepitas, etc.
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup instant espresso or instant coffee
  • 2 T. chia seeds
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 large overripe banana
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 6 oz. Chocolove coffee crunch dark chocolate or other coffee-flavored dark chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325ºF / 160ºC.
  • Combine oats, oat flour, cacao nibs, dried fruit, nuts, flaxseed, espresso, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Mash banana in a small bowl. Whisk in honey, coconut oil, and vanilla. Fold into dry ingredients and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Scoop dough with a 1/4 cup measure onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until edges are set but center is still soft.
  • Let cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes.
  • While cookies are cooling, melt chocolate over a double boiler.
  • Dip half of each cookie in the melted chocolate. Set on the rack to cool until chocolate hardens.

Notes

Grind oats in a food processor or coffee grinder to make your own oat flour.
Keyword American, Banana, Breakfast, Cacao, Caffeine, Chia, Coffee, Cookies, Energy, Espresso, Flax, Fruit, Honey, Nuts, Oats