While we love muffins, breakfast bars and other grab-and-go morning meals, there’s just something about a breakfast cookie that makes the day sweeter. And when that breakfast cookie is made with protein-packed, naturally gluten-free quinoa? Well, even better.
Here are some delicious and nutritious breakfast cookies (all made with our favorite gluten-free ancient grain) sure to make your busiest mornings easier, quicker, and so much tastier.
Quinoa Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies, Fit and Frugal for Ancient Harvest
With the flavors and textures of carrot cake packed into a breakfast cookie, these handheld treats are the perfect morning pick-me-up. They’ve got both quinoa flour and quinoa flakes as well as gluten-free rolled oats, flax, and other nutritious ingredients – along with shredded carrots, coconut, raisins, walnuts and warming fall spices.
Photo courtesy of Simply Quinoa
Zucchini Bread Quinoa Breakfast Cookies, Simply Quinoa
Another favorite quickbread-turned-handheld breakfast, this recipe is a wonderful way to use up any leftover summer squash you might have lying around. Along with shredded zucchini, these cookies have got quinoa flakes and rolled oats for heft, fragrant spices and vanilla for flavor, and chia seeds and peanut butter for extra plant-based protein.
Photo courtesy of May I Have That Recipe
Vegan Power Cookies, May I Have That Recipe
These aptly named cookies are packed with powerful ingredients like quinoa, ground flax seeds, oats (remember to use gluten-free) and pistachios. They’re also made with strawberry flavored vegan cream cheese, which helps to create a delicious taste and texture – and the addition of unsweetened cocoa powder is sure to appeal to any chocoholic!
Photo courtesy of Running to the Kitchen
Oatmeal Raisin Quinoa Breakfast Cookies, Running to the Kitchen
This quick and easy recipe calls for just seven ingredients, and they’re likely things you already have on hand. If that isn’t reason enough to make them right away, just think of how delicious a freshly-baked oatmeal raisin cookie is – and how great it would be to enjoy one for breakfast tomorrow morning.
Photo courtesy of Gluten-Free Goddess
Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies, Gluten-Free Goddess
‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything, and these delicious breakfast cookies definitely fit the bill. They’re made gluten-free with a combination of millet flour, sorghum flour and Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flakes – and they’re packed with real pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla and spices.