How was your holiday season?! We ended 2015 on a great note and we want to start off this new year the same way. In 2016, we have plans to make our lives better, cleaner and happier.
What’s on your bucket list this year? What goals do you want to accomplish? Is living a healthier lifestyle, losing weight or getting more fit at the top of your list? Statistics show that health related goals (especially weight loss) are always among the most popular for New Year’s resolutions. We’ve learned the best way to keep these resolutions is not to focus on depriving or restricting, but to add in more nutritious foods. It’s about creating a healthy lifestyle we can actually stick to. It’s a trick we play with ourselves during sugar-free challenges or other health goals.
These cookies are a great way to add in those good-for-you foods so we don’t feel deprived or get bored with healthy eating. These cookies are super healthy and delicious for snacking, for breakfasting or eaten as your after dinner dessert. They are packed with protein and low in sugar so they are perfect to munch on throughout your day. Even kids won’t turn these down when they look and taste like an oatmeal cookie! With a few extra secret healthy ingredients, these cookies are a great start to a healthy and happy new year!
Healthy Spiced Breakfast Cookies
1 1/2 cups Diced Cauliflower
4 large Eggs
¼ cup Almond Milk
¼ cup melted Coconut Oil or Butter
1/3 cup chopped, Roasted Pecans
2/3 cup Xylitol OR 1/3 cup Xylitol + 1/4 cup Honey or Agave
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg and Allspice
1 ½ cup Oats
2.5 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Dough will be very soft. If there is too much liquid at the bottom of the bowl, add more oats. Spoon about 2-3 tablespoons of dough onto prepared sheets to form cookies.
Bake for 14-16 for smaller cookies or 16-20 minutes until cookies are golden and edges are browned. These cookies are best over baked than under baked as they will begin to soften when stored. Store cookies in an airtight container in the fridge.
Optional add ins: shredded carrots, zucchini, dried fruit or unsweetened coconut