When every single ingredient in a recipe offers a list of health benefits, it’s worth trying out. And, when that same recipe turns out to be delicious as well as good for one’s body, it’s a keeper. Thanks to Dr. Jockers, who gave The Hearty Soul permission to publish the following recipe first, a delectable coconut breakfast cookie (which happens to be paleo and can be made vegan) is available for others to indulge in.
The high-fat, low-sugar cookie was sourced from Megan Kelly, originally, who claims the treat is good for balancing hormones and naturally boosting energy levels. The featured ingredient, coconut, is comprised of medium-chain fatty acids which are not stored as fat by the body and actually speed up the metabolism. Coconut also improves immunity and can boost the health of one’s skin, hair and nails due to the essential fatty acids which it contains. Eight ingredients are utilized to make the following cookies, and you’ll bet you can’t have just one when they’re out of the oven.
Coconut Protein Breakfast Cookies
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Serving Size: ~ 18 cookies
- 1.5 cups of shredded coconut flakes
- ½ cup of sunflower seeds
- ½ cup of high-quality protein powder (we recommend a sprouted, vegan one like Sunwarrior)
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1/8 cup of water
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Roughly chop sunflower seeds or other nuts you may wish to use in the blender until broken up into chunks.
- Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir together, if you notice that it is too crumbly than try adding in another tablespoon of coconut oil and possibly more water.
- Scoop cookies onto a cookie tray.
- Gently press the cookies down to flatten.
- Makes about 18 cookies.
- Bake for about 15 minutes.
- It is recommended to use 2 cups of coconut shreds if one does not want (or have) sunflower seeds on hand.
- Additionally, any other kind of nut or seed can be substituted for sunflower seeds.
- To prepare the treat as is pictured (above), consider creating a coconut whipped cream (recipe found here) and putting it between two cookies.
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