Sticky Date Breakfast Cookies

 

Dates are an ingredient I love to use while baking. Whether in cakes or smoothies, it makes everything a little sweeter and delicious! Not only do they have this amazing deep flavour they are also extremely healthy and will give you lots of energy, especially in the morning!

These breakfast cookies are sticky, chewy and are filled with comforting flavours. They are also very healthy and full of vitamins giving you lots of energy to make sure you get the best start to the day! Waking up with a cup of coffee while dipping in one of these will surely make you smile! The combination of coffee and these date breakfast cookies is amazing, the most delicious way to wake up!

Ingredients

 

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 150 grams oats
  • 6 medium medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon linseeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven at 180c.
  2. Place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork until smooth.
  3. Apart from the dates add all the remaining ingredients to the banana mixture and mix well.
  4. Then cut your dates into small cubes and add these to the bowl, gently mix them in.
  5. To form the cookies use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture one at a time, then use your hands to form them into balls which you then place on a lined baking sheet. Then use your fingers to squish them down to form the cookie shapes.
  6. Bake them for about 15 min until slightly brown.

 

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Simple Rawnola

I am in love with this little treat which is perfect to sprinkle over some ice cream or as a topping on your smoothie bowl. It’s super yum and perfect in the morning as it will give you an extra energy boost!

You only need a few ingredients and a blender and you’ve got it whipped up in no time!

 

Ingredients

 

  • 200 grams medjool dates
  • 200 grams oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 80 grams shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 handful raisins
  • pinch of salt

 

Method

 

  1. Simply remove the pits from the dates and place all the ingredients in a blender and mix until it forms a smooth mixture.
  2. Get the mixture and crumble it in a pot, then place it in the fridge for about 30 min.

 

You can keep it good for about a week in an airtight pot.

Use it as a topping on top of your ice-cream or on smoothie bowls! Yum!

 

 

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Nutty Chocolate overnight oats

Who doesn’t want to have chocolate for breakfast!

This nutty chocolate oat bowl is truly one of my favourite breakfasts. It’s super easy to make the night before and you only need a few ingredients to make something extremely delicious. I make it a lot late at night as it’s quick to whip up and you will definitely thank yourself the next morning! Who wouldn’t wake up with a smile knowing you are having a bowl of chocolate deliciousness for breakfast!

 

Ingredients

 

For one large bowl

  • 50 grams oats
  • 100 ml almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons cacao
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 handful pecans
  • pinch of salt

 

Toppings

  • Shredded coconut
  • Pecans
  • 1 tablespoon coconut yoghurt
  • Add granola for some extra crunch

 

Method

 

  1. To make your base simply place all the ingredients apart from the pecans in one big bowl and stir until everything is combined.
  2. Then pour the mixture into an airtight jar and finish it off with a handful of pecans on top.
  3. Place the jar in the fridge overnight to let it set.
  4. When you are ready for breakfast the next morning simply pour your nutty chocolate oats into a bowl and top it off with a tablespoon of coconut yoghurt, pecans and some shredded coconut. You can also add some granola if you like a little crunch!

 

I love to serve mine in my favourite coconut bowl from Coconut Bowls for an extra tropical look! They are 100% natural, hand made and absolutely beautiful!

 

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Green Coconut Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or if you need a little pick up throughout the day! It’s extremely refreshing and definitely sweet for a green smoothie. I love making a big jug of it especially in the summer! It’s simple and you don’t need many ingredients to make something healthy and delicious!

 

 

Ingredients

 

Makes one big cup 

  • 1 handful of Spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 soft dates
  • 2/3 cup Coconut water
  • 1/3 lemon
  • teaspoon hemp seeds

 

Method

 

  1. Simply place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Then, enjoy!

 

 

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Cashew & Coconut Oat Pot – the healthiest way to start the day

This is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can have and it’s super quick to make! Perfect for those with busy mornings but wanting to have a healthy start to the day.

It gives you lots energy and it’s full of healthy oils. Also, as it’s quite filling it will keep you full until lunch! Which is a win if you are on a diet.

 

 

Ingredients

 

  • 150 grams oats
  • 2/3 cup of cashews
  • 6 soft dates
  • 3 tablespoons rasped coconut
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • squeeze of lemon

 

Method

 

  1. Soak the cashews and oats in some water for at least 5 hours or overnight if you are wanting to have it for breakfast. Also make sure your dates are soft – if their not put them in a cup of boiling water and leave to soak for a bit so they can soften up.
  2. When you’ve soaked everything drain the access water and place all the ingredients together in a blender.
  3. Simply blend until it forms a smooth mixture.
  4. Pour it in a cup and top it off with some more cashews or even some blueberries!

 

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Tropical Coconut Chia Pod

 

I am in love with this Tropical Chia pod as it’s so refreshing, delicious and super easy to make! I have been making it a lot lately as I didn’t have a lot time in the morning to make breakfast so I prepare a few pots the evening before. It’s super quick to prepare and it’s full of nutrition and protein which will give you a great boost to start the day!

 

Ingredients

Makes 3 cups

  • 10 tablespoons Chia seeds
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2 peaches
  • 2 bananas

 

Method

 

  1. Put the chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla powder and agave syrup in one bowl and mix well.
  2. Then poor the mixture into 3 separate cups.
  3. Now leave in your fridge to set. After about 10 min make sure to stir the mixture to make sure you don’t get any lumps. It will take about 2 hours or so for your pudding to set. You can also prepare it the evening before and leave it overnight so it’s ready for you to enjoy in the morning for breakfast.
  4. Once the Chia pudding is ready prepare the topping by placing the peaches and bananas in a blender and blend until smooth. Simply poor the smoothie on top as well as some more pieces of peach for extra yumminess!

 

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