I decided to mix things up a little bit for breakfast this morning and finally try a Fitnessista breakfast cookie! I’ve been seeing these around the blog world for years — it was time.
Her recipe for the cookie (linked above) is more of a general guideline — the point is to get creative with it, so I did!
Here’s what I put into the mix:
- 1/3 C oats
- 1 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1/8 C milk
- Few hefty shakes cinnamon
- 1 spoonful chia seeds
- Few drizzles of honey
Basically, you mix together all the ingredients in a bowl, flatten them on an appetizer sized plate, and then pop it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you will have a hardened version (e.g. cookie) ready to eat!
Ready to go in the fridge for the morning!
This morning, I topped the “cookie” with some plain yogurt and blueberries, plus another small drizzle of honey.
The verdict? It was good! I wish it were hard and crunchy like a cookie (it stays soft/gooey) but the flavor was good and it was fun to try something new — maybe next time I’ll microwave it a little in the morning to heat it up/attempt to make it crunchy? Not sure if that would work but it could be a fun twist on the original recipe, especially if you’re craving something warm.
Next time I also want to try making it with some mashed banana instead of honey because banana always makes oats really delicious. We just didn’t have any on hand — the horror! Gina used mashed banana in her original recipe and I bet it would be a really good addition.
Off to enjoy the rest of my breakfast and then head off to work. FRIDAY DANCE!!!
What did you have for breakfast this morning? Anything interesting?