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No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

These delicious no-bake breakfast cookies have four ingredients, and are ready in less than 10 minutes.

If you don’t like cereal, eggs, or yogurt for breakfast, or you don’t have time to eat these nutritious foods, I have a better way to do breakfast: eat cookies!

Yes, I said “eat cookies for breakfast” and why not? You eat breakfast for dinner, right?

I would never suggest Oreos, Chips Ahoy!, and sugar wafers as a way to start the day, of course. My idea of a delicious breakfast cookie recipe is a no-bake combination of oats, peanut butter, raisins, and vanilla extract that’s ready in less than 10 minutes and makes enough to last the week. These cookies are vegan and gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats), and you can prepare them with no added sugar, if desired.

Combining oats, peanut butter, and raisins into cookie form could get the non-breakfast eaters in your house (including you!) to stop skipping the morning meal. Breakfast cookies are portable and require no utensils, making them perfect for grab-and-go meals, or for enjoying at home.

Combining oats, peanut butter, and raisins into a cookie tempts you to eat these healthy foods for breakfast!

Kids and adults who want more for breakfast should combine a cookie with a carton of yogurt or a glass of milk and fruit. Breakfast cookies also make delicious snacks!

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Makes 10 cookies.

2 cups raisins

1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter (use natural peanut butter for no added sugar)

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 cups quick oats, toasted*

Place raisins, peanut butter, and vanilla extract in food processor. Blend on HIGH until well combined, about 45 seconds.  The mixture will resemble a paste. Place the raisin mixture in a medium bowl. Add oatmeal and combine well, using your hands, if necessary.  Form into 10 cookies or balls. Store in airtight container.

*Toasting oatmeal makes it taste even better in no-bake recipes. (You can skip this step if want.) To toast oats, preheat oven to 350˚F. Spread the oats evenly on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before using.

Per serving: 292 calories; 8 grams protein; 39 grams carbohydrate; 5 grams fiber; 14 grams fat (2 grams saturated fat); 0 milligrams cholesterol; 164 milligrams sodium; 60 milligrams calcium.

Just grab a breakfast cookie and go. No utensils required!

 

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