Wouldn’t every day be amazing if it started with a cookie? Yes. It would. It would be glorious.
And I’m here to tell you that due to recent advances in technology, cookies for breakfast are totally possible.
I’m just kidding. About the technology. But not about the cookies. I would never joke about cookies.
But for real, these cookies are amazing. They’re chewy and bursting with wild orange flavor. They’re made with wholesome, good for you ingredients, are no bake (aka no oven required), and are perfect for someone on the go.
They’re packed with healthy fats from almond butter, and have a slight crunch from chopped almonds themselves.
They last forever in the fridge. Like two weeks. Which is more than normal cookies.
Plus, they’re holiday-themed. Cranberry orange. Score!
I’ve been eating one for breakfast alongside a cup of coffee and a banana and it’s lovely.
Happy cookie making, people 🙂
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup unflavored protein powder (I used collagen peptides)
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1/4 cup unsalted almonds, very roughy chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup white chocolate, melted
In a food processor, pulse the dates until smooth. Add in the almond butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Pulse again until combined.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add in oat flour, oats, protein powder, orange zest, and water. Mix until combined. Fold in almonds and dried cranberries.
Roll mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls. press down between two pieces of parchment paper. Place in fridge to set for at least 30 minutes.
Once set, remove from fridge and drizzle with melted white chocolate, if using. Bars last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.