Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough NomNoms!!
Yay for NomNoms!! They are back and just in time for those busy school mornings. A dream come true – a treat that pleases the whole herd and leaves me feeling guilt-free. These yummy bites of goodness will change your mornings, I am sure.
It seems as though I am faced with a constant struggle called “breakfast”. Every school morning we are rushed, we need a quick breakfast that the kiddos will actually eat ((without fake barfing and crying)) and I want it to be healthy. Fast, tasty, easy and healthy?? Is it even possible?
Yes! It is – if you haven’t tried my other NomNom recipes, click on these links and try a recipe this week:
After trying countless recipes and breakfast aisle promises, I developed this breakfast cookie aka NomNom recipe. It is very simple to make & is easily adaptable to your families preferred ingredients. Does your family love apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice, peanut butter cups, almond, or s’mores?? The ideas and combinations are limitless.
The real trick is secretly incorporating healthy ingredients without cutting out the decadent dessert-like flavors. I recommend mixing the dough AFTER the kiddos go to bed. If they see shredded carrots, unsweetened applesauce, plain greek yogurt, oven-roasted sweet potato, chia seeds or golden flax – I am guessing they won’t be begging to try them.
Once, I was making brownie NomNoms and had just finished roasting a sweet potato. I was dumping it into the food processor as Kade turned the corner. My hear leapt out of my chest, I threw my body across the food processor and quickly demanded him to complete some random chore. I mixed everything together in a flash before he could return, whew!! I almost got busted. The next morning he ate 5! Score one for the mom ((and I got some clean toilets too!))!
Each recipe includes some whole grains that kiddos would never eat on purpose ((or at least mine won’t)), raw or roasted veggies or fruit, a small amount of sweetener ((honey or raw sugar usually)) greek yogurt for protein ((if I have it on hand)) & a small amount of healthy fat ((usually coconut oil and/or a type of nut butter)).
For these NomNoms, I tried to get them to taste as close to cookie dough as possible, so I added 1 T of Biscoff cookie butter, 3 T of brown sugar & 2 t of vanilla. They certainly reminded me of cookie dough, but they were not as sweet, a perfect breakfast treat. My herd loved them – I bet yours will too!
- 1 c whole wheat flour
- 1 c quick cooking oats
- 1 c 6-grain hot cereal mix
- 3 T chia seeds
- 3 T golden flax seeds, ground
- 3/4 t salt
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 T coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 c applesauce
- 3 T brown sugar
- 2 t vanilla
- 2 T almond butter
- 1 T cookie butter
- 2/3 c milk chocolate chips
- 1/3 c chopped pecans, or walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and set aside. Combine all wet ingredients in another medium mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stir to combine thoroughly. Add chips. Stir to evenly distribute. Using a 2 T scoop, place NomNoms on a parchment lined baking sheet with approximately 2" spacing.
- Bake for 9 minutes.
- *I mix the NomNom dough the night before. Refrigerate it until ready to bake the next morning. My kiddos eat 3-4 NomNoms for breakfast, so I usually bake 15 in the morning. They love them best fresh out of the oven.