This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Are you a breakfast person? For most of my life, I was not. I learned my skipping breakfast, and often lunch, was setting me up for weight loss failure. I was eating more than a day’s worth of calories during the night. It had me gaining weight. I have been eating breakfast ever since. I have been introducing more vegan foods into my food plan. One of my new favorites is my Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookie Recipe.
I went to my doctor a few weeks ago. They did some follow-up blood work. I am officially diabetic. This means I must drastically change my diet. I have eaten a diet heavy in sugar, processed foods, dairy and carbs for most of my life. The diagnosis did not surprise me. It scared me. I want to be around for may years to come. To give myself a fighting chance, I had to give up many favorite foods. My kids having a mom is more important to me than a container of ice cream or a chocolate cake.
I will not lie. It has not been an easy road. Giving up foods I have eaten for decades was not simple. I have fallen off the wagon more than a few times. The key is to get right back up and get on the wagon again. I have scoured the Internet and many cookbooks for diabetic friendly recipes. It took some time to find recipes that satisfied my cravings that kept me on my new food plan. My Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookie Recipe is the a delicious and healthy way to start my day!
Want to know my secret to the extra protein in my Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookie Recipe? It includes a scoop of VeganSmart Vanilla Nutritional Shake! I know, right?! One serving of their nutritional shakes has 20g Non-GMO protein! You get 6 g of dietary fiber, 22 essential vitamins and minerals, Omega 3, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. I has no cholesterol, has zero trans fat and is dairy, gluten and soy free. It comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, Wild Berries and Chai. The 15 serving container sells for $37. The box of 15 individual packets sells for between $36 and $39.
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- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup cranberry trail mix (I get mine in the organic section of the grocery store)
- 1 tablespoon VeganSmart Vanilla Nutritional Shake
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup mashed banana
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar substitute
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt and VeganSmart powder.
- In your stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream your vegan butter and brown sugar until fluffy and pale. Add in your vanilla, water, banana and applesauce.
- Add the dry mix into the wet mix. Using a spoon, not your mixer, add in the oats, nuts, cranberries and coconut.
- If your mixture is too wet, cover with plastic and chill for a few hours.
- Add a dollop of mix, using a large ice cream scoop, Allow room for some spreading. Bake 16-18 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
I love my easy and nutritional Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookie Recipe. What is your favorite go to healthy breakfast option?