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Gingerbread Breakfast Cookie

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After yesterday’s post you are probably well aware that I am slightly obsessed with gingerbread.  Okay, I confess.  I am very obsessed.  But in the blogging world you aren’t one of the “cool kids” unless you are whipping up batches of all things gingerbread right now.  I’m only kidding..sort of! 😉  So let’s keep the gingerbread trend rolling with my new favorite breakfast recipe.

I have shared breakfast cookie recipes in the past, including a Banana Pumpkin version and a Peanut Butter and Jelly version.  So in the spirit of all things Christmas-flavored (P.s. I don’t do peppermint things!), I figured it was time for a Gingerbread Breakfast Cookie.  Oh, and I must give a shout out to Becky in this post.  I am pretty sure she has eaten my past breakfast cookies even more than I have ;), so I had her in mind when I was creating this one!

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Gingerbread Breakfast Cookie

Makes 1 cookie


1/2 ripe banana, mashed
1 TB pumpkin puree
1 TB blackstrap molasses
1/8 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2/3 cup whole rolled oats
1 packet Stevia or 2 tsp of your preferred sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp chia seeds (I used milled)

Optional topping ideas:

nut butter
fresh fruit
dried fruit


1. Combine all ingredients into a medium bowl.  Stir until well-combined.

2. Pour cookie “dough” onto a plate and flatten with a spatula into the shape of a cookie.

3. Wrap the cookie with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

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4. In the morning, top with desired toppings.  I chose peanut sauce (peanut flour + water) and sliced bananas.

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Gingerbread?  Check!  Nut butter?  Check!  Bananas?  Check!

Basically, pure heaven.

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I hope you like gingerbread, Becky! 😉  And for the rest of you…jump on the breakfast cookie bandwagon ASAP and let me know what you think.  Because really, who doesn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast?

And since this treat was made with Becky in mind, I feel it is only right for me to link up with her Treat Yourself Tuesday concept!

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  • Becky @ Olives n Wine December 17, 2013, 6:59 am
    Mmmm... Believe it or not, I never actually tried gingerbread until this year! I love it though so I don't know what took me so long ;) I'm going to make this as soon as I get my hands on some molasses :) Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#15 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 2:54 pm
      This is really my first year of cooking/baking with molasses, too! Trust me, it definitely won't be my last. I am hooked.
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 17, 2013, 7:19 am
    Yes to ALL things gingerbread! I already cracked into a new bottle of molasses, so I'm more than prepared to take on the rest of the season ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 2:58 pm
      Haha, this cracks me up! You are SUPER serious about your gingerbread! ;)
  • Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog December 17, 2013, 8:26 am
    Yummmmm...looking quite tasty! Funnily enough, I was thinking of making some gingerbread donuts tonight. You're definitely making me want to do it more now :-) Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog recently posted...5 Sometimes Healthy Ways to Beat Winter Gym Boredom BluesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 2:59 pm
      Oh my..gingerbread donuts pretty much sound amazing. You definitely need to do that! And then I need to buy a donut pan... ;)
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles December 17, 2013, 8:53 am
    Looks delish!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:01 pm
      Thanks Meredith!! :)
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life December 17, 2013, 10:17 am
    Breakfast cookies are super easy to make but I alwayssss forget about them.I think it's because they require the whole overnight thing. I can't remember to make them before I go to bed! That's why I rarely eat overnight oats.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:02 pm
      Haha yes, I forget sometimes too. But I LOVE when I remember because then I don't have to put any thought/effort into breakfast the next day!
  • Monica December 17, 2013, 11:12 am
    I can't wait to try this but I think I'll pop mine in the oven.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:03 pm
      That sounds super delicious, too! Let me know how it turns out. I might have to give that a try.
  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen December 17, 2013, 11:28 am
    Yum! Exactly, who doesn't love cookies for breakfast? Much healthier than the ole' coooOOOOOokie crisp cereal! :D Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen recently posted...Today is MarvelousMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:03 pm
      Haha, too funny! I used to LOVE that cereal growing up!
  • Leigha @ Minougirl December 17, 2013, 11:41 am
    I don't know if I like gingerbread or not! These cookies always look so good but I never get around to making one at night! I neeeed to!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:04 pm
      Well you'll never know until you try, right?? ;)
  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 17, 2013, 12:34 pm
    it's been so long since I've had a breakfast cookie! I might have to whip one of those up this week. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted...Elf for Health: Week 3 Recap.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:05 pm
      Do it!! Pretty sure you WON'T regret it! :)
  • Sarah@creatingbettertomorrow December 17, 2013, 2:54 pm
    Oh my I wait to eat my screen right now - that looks sooo good! Sarah@creatingbettertomorrow recently posted...Treat Yourself WellMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:06 pm
      Haha, thanks Sarah!! I kind of do too after seeing it again ;).
  • Stephanie @ My Freckled Life December 17, 2013, 3:07 pm
    Haha, I LOVE all the gingerbread things lately! Keep 'em coming!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:17 pm
      I think I should be able to do that...easily! ;)
  • sharsti December 17, 2013, 3:13 pm
    I have got to stop reading your blog when I'm hungry, I always just want it Now HAHA That looks so dang good sharsti recently posted...Treadmill Tuesday: incline is no jokeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 3:18 pm
      Haha, too funny!!! But thank you for the kind words :).
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats December 17, 2013, 4:15 pm
    Yum this looks delicious! Definitely something I want to try out for sure :) so glad you finally posted it, after teasing us with the picture a little while ago. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...7 Days to go…My Profile
  • Emily @ More Than Just Dessert December 17, 2013, 7:28 pm
    This looks amazing! I have never had a breakfast cookie, but ever since I became friends with you and started following your blog I drool everytime I see yours! Goal for break, definitely :) Emily @ More Than Just Dessert recently posted...Tuesday Coffee TalkMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 8:12 pm
      You DEFINITELY need to make this over you break!! Let me know if you do! :)
  • Danica @ It's Progression December 17, 2013, 7:47 pm
    this. looks. fantastic!! Danica @ It's Progression recently posted...Butternut Squash Mexi-Bake {recipe}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 8:13 pm
      Thanks Danica!! I sure did enjoy it!
  • GiGi Eats Celebrities December 17, 2013, 8:04 pm
    Who doesn't want to eat a GIANT COOKIE for breakfast! ;) GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted...Check Out My Meat… Loaf That Is!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 17, 2013, 8:15 pm
      I know, right?? I would eat this everyday if I could...oh wait- I can! ;)
  • Jessie December 17, 2013, 10:37 pm
    I made your gingerbread almond butter yesterday.... it was to DIE FOR! I even incorported them into Gingerbread almond butter blossoms. Jessie recently posted...WIAW: Tuesday’s MealsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 18, 2013, 1:33 pm
      Thanks Jessie!! I am so glad that you liked it :). And that sounds awesome. I just recently made some AB/PB blossoms and I totally should have thought to use this nut butter for it! Next time!
  • Elyse @ Lizzie Fit December 18, 2013, 12:25 pm
    Yup I will be making this for tomorrow morning, no question! I used to eat the Fitnessista's breakfast cookies like they were going out of style back in University. I loved having a grab & go bfast option for those sleep mornings ;) Elyse @ Lizzie Fit recently posted...Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon OatmealMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 18, 2013, 1:34 pm
      I LOVE breakfast cookies. Not only are they super easy to make, but they are so tasty. I actually look forward to getting out of bed when I know that I have one of these babies to eat. Let me know how it turns out for you :).
      • Elyse @ Lizzie Fit December 19, 2013, 4:56 am
        Eating it right now... its like a healthy gingerbread cookie for breakfast! I would prefer a little less liquid to get a drier cookie like texture but I'm loving the recipe :) Elyse @ Lizzie Fit recently posted...Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon OatmealMy Profile
        • ClnEatingVegGrl December 20, 2013, 2:15 pm
          You might leave the almond milk altogether then! Give that a try :).
  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut December 20, 2013, 12:24 pm
    Breakfast cookies for the win! I am eating some now, although they still have too much sugar in them, dangit! Yours at least look healthy! :) Also I like the idea of linking up actual edible treats to Becky's Treat Yourself Tuesday...I should definitely start doing that! Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted...SHN Favs: “Mind-Blowingly Delicious” Christmas RecipesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 20, 2013, 2:19 pm
      Breakfast cookies are awesome! Who doesn't want to eat dessert for breakfast?? :)

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