Hemp Seed Cookies for Breakfast

Hemp Seed Cookies for Breakfast (shutterstock_232409254)Planning and making what you’ll have for breakfast the next day helps keep you on track with your healthy eating habits. There are not many things tougher than trying to retain your willpower while being hungry. Hemp seed cookies are a good option to make ahead of time for breakfast. When you hear cookies, you may immediately scratch out any chance of them being a nutritionally sound way to start off your day. But because these cookies are made with hemp seeds, they’re a good source of protein, fiber and essential fatty acids. Plus, they’re completely vegan and gluten-free, in case you have special diet needs.

This recipe for hemp seed cookies will set you up for 16 to 20 cookies, depending on how big you make them. Keep the leftovers in a tightly sealed container for up to four days.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup hemp seeds
¼ chocolate chips
1/3 cup raisins
1 tablespoon flax meal
1 cup nut butter spread (could be peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter)
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup coconut, finely shredded
3 tablespoons boiling water

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Stir the flax meal into the boiling water and set aside, letting it sit for about 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix the nut butter, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla with an electric mixer. While continuing to beat this mixture, add the baking soda and sea salt followed by the remaining ingredients, including the flax meal and boiling water. Use your hands to roll the dough into balls and set them on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Leave about three inches of space around each ball to allow for flattening. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cook fully before moving them from the baking sheet.

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