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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Chocolate Cranberry Muesli Breakfast Cookies #Recipe



Breakfast time in our house can be a little hectic and after getting the same answer from the kids when I would ask them what they wanted for breakfast (MUFFINS), I knew that had to start getting better and preparing breakfasts that were wholesome yet super easy to prepare.  About a year ago I was introduced to muesli, honestly before then I had no idea what it was.  Now that I am familiar with muesli I am finding that I can get pretty creative with it, especially when it comes to breakfast ideas for the kiddos.  My favorite muesli is the Nature Valley Toasted Oats Muesli - it comes in original flavor which has coconut and cranberries or in a blueberry flavor.  Both are amazing additions to recipes that can be transformed into some thing nourishing and full of goodness.  

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So, after hearing - MUFFINS  - for the 100th time I decided nope - time for muesli to take control.  I decided to trick my kiddos into thinking they were eating cookies for breakfast.  Okay, not really, no tricks.  But let me tell you, the trick was on me - these truly taste like cookies but are filled with so many great things that make me happy to serve them to my entire family for breakfast.  Cookies for breakfast - find out how!  

Chocolate Cranberry Muesli Breakfast Cookies 

Free printable recipe here. 

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Ingredients: 
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup nut butter
1/4 cup honey
2 cups Nature Valley Toasted Oats Muesli (either flavor)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla 
1/2 tsp salt


Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

2.  In a large mixing bowl, mash together the ripe bananas, honey and nut butter.  

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3.  Whisk together until mixture is smooth.

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4.  Stir in the muesli, chocolate chips, vanilla and salt until evenly combined.  

5.  Place about 2 TBSP of the cookie mixture into rounded mounds onto the baking sheet.  Leave about 2 inches between each cookie.  

6.  Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  After 10 minutes take baking sheet out of the oven and slightly press down on each cookie with a spatula to flatten out cookies.  

7.  Once each cookie is flattened, place back into 350 degree oven for another 10 minutes. 

8.  Once baked, remove from oven and let cookies completely cool before serving.  

9.  These cookies can be stored in a freezer safe container and frozen to enjoy at a later date.  

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Yum!  These are the easiest things to make and because you can get about 15 cookies out of each batch you can easily do this recipe and then freeze a number of cookies for future meals.  Easy!  Love that.  Also, because these cookies do bake up crispy on the edges they are perfect for on the go breakfasts!  We all have those mornings right?  Eat on the way to school please!!  

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I have always been a fan of Nature Valley products and now that these Nature Valley Muesli packages are available in major retailers and grocery stores nation wide we can all enjoy the delicious blend of whole rolled oats, fruit, nuts, and seeds.  It is lightly sweetened and made with wholesome ingredients you can feel good about eating. Hot or cold, its delightful texture makes it easy to enjoy anyway you serve it up. It is wholesome goodness you can see and taste. 

*Tip - top your morning yogurt with muesli you won't want your yogurt muesli free ever again!  And bonus - muesli is a healthier option over traditional granola, just something to think about.  

Put these on your grocery list this week:
Blueberry Flavor: Whole Grain Oats, Sunflower Seeds, Dried Blueberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins, Almond Pieces, Dried Cranberries
Original Flavor: Whole Grain oats, Sunflower Seeds, Dried Cranberries, Raisins, Toasted Coconut, Almond Pieces, Pumpkin Seeds

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Before you head out to the store take advantage of this coupon for $1.00 off Nature Valley Toasted Oats Muesli - download coupon here



Have you used Muesli before in your breakfast recipes?


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13 comments:

  1. That sounds absolutely delicious. I can't wait to make these.

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  2. I love the natural ingredients you used to make these cookies. I'm going to make them. They look delicious and I do want to try them.

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  3. You had me at cookies for breakfast:) These look wonderful!

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  4. Mm.. the nut butter looks so good and creamy! I always want a reason to eat cookies for breakfast.

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  5. Yum! They look and sound just delicious. I would love to try them. I'm not a huge breakfast lover so this would be perfect for me to have as a breakfast option! - Jeanine

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  6. these looks delicious and so simple to make. I love anything that is a healthy appealing snack for my kids

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  7. any reason to eat cookies for breakfast is okay with me. These looks so good and I'm Loving that they are healthy.

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  8. Bananas, chocolate and peanut butter make for a delicious combo. I'd love to make some of these with the cranberry muesli.

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  9. What a delicious recipe. I have never tried Muesli in a breakfast recipe before

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  10. I don't think I would have thought to add muselie to a cookie, I am not sure why looks great.

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  11. These look so tasty! I love the thought of cookies for breakfast!

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  12. These look amazing. We love cookies for breakfast and will be trying these!

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  13. I'm thinking that I need to make this for me. I love that you added bananas, that's sure to give it a nice flavor as well.

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