Important Note: I positioned green beans in the background to impress you with my vegetable-eatin’ skillz.
I’m so glad I thought this up and I’m delighted with the results. A homemade breakfast cookie made from healthy, nutrient-packed ingredients empowers you and me to avoid eating crap. You can eat this cookie for breakfast on the go, snacking at the office (instead of hitting the vending machine) or save it for late night, healthy munching.
Health-hater Husband equates this cookie’s flavor to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup experience. It contains rolled oats, Chocolate Shakeology and peanut butter, plus a sweet kiss of both 100% maple syrup and honey. It’s a raw cookie – no baking required. For best results the cookie must stay chilled until you’re ready to gnaw on it.
- 1 1/2 c. rolled oats – not quick oats
- 1/2 scoop (or 1/2 packet) Chocolate Shakeology
- 1/4 c. peanut butter (don’t go overboard or it will alter the taste)
- 1/4 c. real 100% maple syrup
- generous drizzle of honey (2 tbsp. or less)
- Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl and stir thoroughly.
- Plop entire blob onto sheet of aluminum foil or wax paper. Overlay with plastic wrap and press out evenly flat to desired thickness.
- Use cookie cutter (or ghetto version: rim of small plastic cup) to cut out cookie shapes.
- Cookies will be sticky and extremely pliable. Use spatula to carefully spatulate each cookie into small plastic baggie – one cookie per baggie.
- Freeze for 45-60 minutes, or freeze overnight.
- Grab an individual cookie baggie and eat on the run, or for home/office snacking. The cookie is NOT designed for sitting out at room temperature. The cookie must stay in freezer to maintain its firmness, so keep it in there until you’re ready to eat. The freezer keeps it firm, yet not rock-hard due to the maple syrup and honey ingredients.
The entire batch is about 1,014 calories. My batch yielded 6 breakfast cookies (169 calories per cookie). Depending on the size of your cookie cutter, your own batch will yield more or less. Divide the entire batch’s calorie count by the number of cookies you prepare. (ex: 8 cookies/1,014 calories = 127 calories per cookie)
Do NOT be afraid of the calorie count. The Shakeology Breakfast Cookie is a power-packed quadruple threat with benefits:
1) The oats make the cookie dense and filling.
2) It contains only natural sweeteners.
3) One cookie is all you need to be satisfied and it has less calories than a greedy bowl of cereal.
4) The Shakeology ingredient makes this a designer cookie. Uh huh. Check out the Shakeology nutrition label.
So just think: 169 calories for a healthy, satisfying snack is nowhere near absurd.